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'Daily Voting News' For November 21, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For November 21, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The recount in Minnesota continues to dominate the news. Franken is inching closer to Coleman’s vote total but there are still a lot of votes to count and then a steadily growing number of challenged ballots that will have to be cussed and discussed. Also today we have news from Ohio where another close race, 15th Congressional District, may be decided by provisional ballots. Over 27,000 provisional ballots in Franklin Co were not going to be counted but a federal judge has stepped-in and ruled that at least 1,000 of those ballots must be counted and that will probably lead to a count of all of the ballots. Of course there is an appeal of this ruling so it will be another week at least before there is any final decision....

  • National: After 2008 Election, Some States Want to Make Voting Easier; Others Determined to Make it Harder LINK
  • National: Dirty little secrets of same day voter registration LINK
  • National: Voting Rights Watch: Bill would spend $1 billion to cut wait times at polls LINK
  • California: Ballot counting, the nitty-gritty of democracy, marches steadily on in Los Angeles County LINK
  • Georgia: VelvetRevolution.us: Diebold Vote Company Whistleblower and GOP Cyber Security Expert Both Say That 2002 Chambliss Senate Race Was Rigged LINK
  • Kentucky: Hardin County - Tabb asks for Pine Valley recount LINK
  • Maryland: Anne Arundel County - Delegate wants county voters to show ID LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota Senate Recount, Update III LINK
  • Minnesota: Recount gives us stunning view of voters and their wily ways LINK
  • Minnesota: See (Literally) Why Al Franken is Gaining Votes LINK
  • Minnesota: Day 3: Recount resumes with Coleman still in lead LINK
  • Minnesota: Fillmore, Wabasha review Senate ballots LINK
  • Minnesota: U.S. Senate race rests on disputed ballots (UPDATE) LINK
  • Minnesota: Day 3: Ballot challenges rise in Ramsey County LINK
  • New Jersey: New Jersey Poised to Reverse Verifiable Elections Law LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Provisional ballots could alter tight Ohio race LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Judge says to count provisional ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Marion County - Top election official visits Marion
    Secretary of State Brunner talks changes during tour LINK
  • Rhode Island: State board asked to order new election LINK
  • Tennessee: Opinion - Voting machine problems will continue to crop up LINK

  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**

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    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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