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Daily Voting News For September 20, 2006

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2006 10:37 AM
Daily Voting News For September 20, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org
CNN's Lou Dobbs, "When voters lose confidence in our elected representatives, we can vote the bums out. But what is the recourse if American voters lose confidence in our electoral system?" / Pima Co. Arizona had 4 DRE and 3 Optical-scan machines turned in with evidence of tampering with security seals. This was election night. What do they do now, ignore the votes in the machines? Ignore the security issues? / Montgomery Co. Maryland has 10 to 12 thousand provisional ballots to count due to their voting problems. It will be next week before final results can be announced. / Voters who do not want to use e-voting machines in the Netherlands can get a voting pass and go to a municipality that allows voting with a paper ballot and pencil. This right has sparked a whole new industry called, "Voting Tourism". ...
National: Dobbs: Voting machines put U.S. democracy at risk LINK
National: Why Smoke Was Coming out of My Ears LINK
National: Unfit for use in ANY democracy LINK
National: The Let America Vote Act - Legislative Language LINK
Alaska: Public Records From 2004 Election Will Be Released LINK
Arizona: Pima County - County's election still isn't official LINK
Arizona: Pima County - Use of new voting machines prompts audit LINK
California: Tehama County - Precinct officer takes election allegations to state LINK
Colorado: Man vs. machine LINK
Colorado: Lawyers Blast Electronic Voting Systems As Unreliable, Seek Ban LINK
Colorado: Group wants electronic voting banned LINK
Colorado: Weld County - Weld voting machines on trial in Denver LINK
Connecticut: New Voting Method Unveiled for Election Day (Vote-By-Phone) LINK
Georgia: Georgia Law Requiring Voters to Show Photo ID Is Thrown Out
Judge Says Some Citizens Were Disenfranchised; State to Appeal LINK
Georgia: Voter ID Law Defeated Again In Court LINK
Hawaii: More Voters Choose Electronic Machines LINK
Maryland: State Election Director Grilled By Ehrlich, Schaefer and Kopp LINK
Maryland: Civilization doomed by a speck of computer dust? LINK
Maryland: Ehrlich assails Lamone on voting woes. Md. elections chief calls malfunction 'intolerable,' says problem will be fixed LINK
Maryland: Baltimore - Raynor faces city council LINK
Maryland: Baltimore - City elections chief resigns. Raynor cites 'dissension' on board, blames voting problems on poor training LINK
Maryland: Montgomery County - Tally not expected until next week of Montgomery provisional vote LINK
Maryland: Montgomery County - Training key to fixing voting woes LINK
New York: Suffolk County - Levy Threatens Suit Over HAVA Voting Machines LINK
Tennessee: Chattanooga - Election Administrator Says Federal Voting Machines Not Needed LINK
Tennessee: Rhea County - Election Commission takes steps to make voting easier LINK
Tennessee: Shelby County - Web video says voting machines vulnerable LINK
Washington: King County reports minor problems, slow tabulating LINK
Washington: Pierce County - Many Pierce County absentee voters leave party box blank LINK
Washington: Snohomish County - At least 10,700 voters pick no party LINK
Washington: Thurston County - Turnout dips below expectations for primary LINK
Wisconsin: Washburn County - Voting machines widely used LINK
Netherlands: Voting tourism to Zeevang 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
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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