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'Daily Voting News' For November 22 and 23, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For November 22 and 23, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The Minnesota Senatorial race is still the source of most of the news. The Minneapolis-St Paul StarTribune seems to have some of the best coverage of the recount. The link in the article below has not changed over the past few days but the story is constantly updated and changes as the news changes.

One of the counties that had problems on election day, readers will recall, was Kenton Co. Kentucky. You may remember that many of the county’s Hart Intercivic eSlate machines were not properly recording straight-party votes and they were taken out of service. The machines are sold, maintained and programmed by Harp Enterprises. During an investigation of the Kenton Co problem the president of Harp told investigators that election officials in nearly 100 Kentucky counties failed to do any pre-election testing. If officials in Kenton Co had done the testing they should have found the problem that affected their machines. Of course, Harp has thrown the counties under the bus to some extent. It should have been their duty to warn the state that the testing was not happening. It is also important to note that Harp programs the machines in many of those counties so they are deflecting the blame to some extent....

  • CO: Dems seek to centralize elections LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County’s vote tally not yet official
    ‘Formality’ keeps board from certifying results LINK
  • Georgia: E-Vote Questions Linger Over Cleland's 2002 Loss LINK
  • Kentucky: Most counties didn't test voting machines LINK
  • Minnesota: Discerning Voter Intent in the Minnesota Recount LINK
  • Minnesota: Why Minnesota's Recount Process is a Model for the Country LINK
  • Minnesota: MN U.S. Senate Hand Count: Challenged Ballots by Both Franken and Coleman Balloon on Day 3 LINK
  • Minnesota: Recount, Day 4: Spilling into the weekend LINK
  • Minnesota: Recount completed in Hubbard County LINK
  • New Jersey: Provisional Ballots May Tip Final Tallies LINK
  • Oregon: VIDEO: Citizens Oversee Election Day In Washington County, OR LINK
  • Rhode Island: R.I. Board of Elections to review ballots in disputed races LINK
  • Tennessee: Tennessee: Election offices face impact of GOP shift LINK
  • Texas: Dallas County - Bob Romano, Democratic Party sue over recount in heated Texas House race LINK
  • West Virginia: Opinion - Betty Ireland - Voters must trust election process 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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