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Daily Voting News, DAY AFTER ELECTION Nov. 8 '06

Published: Thu 9 Nov 2006 03:40 PM
Daily Voting News For DAY AFTER ELECTION Nov. 8, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
'Hey! Let's take all of our polling sites and consolidate them into a few large, super poll sites. Then we have thousands of voters vote in the same location on the same machines. We will save all kinds of money.' That's Denver Colorado and everything worked great until the machines began to fail and the process to get voters in and out slowed to a crawl. Result: Lines 4 blocks long. Day After Result: "Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher today asked that Denver's two elected voting commissioners resign and that the mayor fire Clerk and Recorder Wayne Vaden as well as the entire senior staff of the election commission." / Over 18,000 under votes were recorded in the FL-13 CD. In a race that has less than 500 votes difference. Unfortunately most of the votes were cast on paperless ES voting machines. The software needs to be removed from the machines and closely inspected by experts. This race will not be decided for awhile....
National: FBI probing reports of dirty tricks as poll workers struggle with machine problems LINK
National: Lawmakers among those snagged by voting problems LINK
National: Blogs Take Lead in Reporting Polling Problems, With Supporting Evidence on YouTube LINK
National: Glitches made voting tough for some LINK
National: Problems Lead 8 States to Extend Some Voting Hours LINK
National: 'Vote flipping' emerges as continuing problem in e-voting LINK
National: FBI probing complaints in 2 states
Intimidating calls, misleading ballots among 'dirty tricks' reported. LINK
Arkansas: Benton County - Printers Jam Some Voting Machines in Benton County LINK
Arkansas: Clark County - Wieman: software 'not functioning as it should' LINK
California: Polling Glitches Plague Voters Throughout California LINK
California: Absentee ballots flood offices LINK
California: Bay Area - Snafus, irregularities at Bay Area polling stations LINK
California: Contra Costa County - Some East Bay voters might have used wrong ballots LINK
California: San Bernardino County - Broken machines frustrate Barstow area voters LINK
California: San Diego County - Polls Close; Voting Problems Reported LINK
CA: San Diego County - Balky machines frustrated some county voters LINK
California: San Mateo County - Ballot scanners jam at Bay Area polling places LINK
Colorado: Denver - Voting computers overwhelmed early, late LINK
Colorado: Denver - Voters face long wait as polls close LINK
Colorado: Denver - Voters wait in the dark for a chance to vote in Denver, suburbs LINK
Colorado: Denver - Common Cause reports e-voting snafus nationwide
Coast-to-coast problems involve flipped votes, machine failures LINK
Colorado: Denver - Inquiry into vote glitches LINK
Colorado: Douglas County - Shortage of voting machines blamed for Douglas County delays LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Dozens of voters complain about glitch LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Democrat disputes Republican win of Harris' seat; recount likely LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings lawyer expects 'unprecedented' challenges in recount LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Dent planning for recount; Jennings exploring legal avenues LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota congressional race heads to recount LINK
Iowa: Voting snags are resolved quickly, Iowans report LINK
Illinois: Cook County has another rocky day at polls LINK
Illinois: Cook County - Stroger leads in Cook board president race LINK
Illinois: Kane County - Voting problems plague Kane LINK
Indiana: Machine problems, ballot probe mar voting in Indiana counties LINK
Indiana: Delaware County - County Leaders Must Decide on Provisional Ballots LINK
Indiana: Marion County - County searches for misplaced voting machine memory cards LINK
Maryland: TrueVoteMD Reports Problems on Election Day LINK
Michigan: Michigan GOP Sues Democrats Over Poll Watchers LINK
Missouri: Some voting problems reported in Missouri LINK
Missouri: St. Louis County fails to avoid ballot, voting machine problems LINK
Montana: Software flub leads to county recount
Problems delay results elsewhere in the state LINK
New Jersey: New Jersey Voters Have Trouble At The Polls LINK
New Mexico: County results await hand count LINK
Ohio: Blackwell orders election results under wraps until 9 p.m. LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio embarrassed by Cuyahoga again LINK
Ohio: Delaware County ballots mistakenly include campaign slogan LINK
Pennsylvania: GOP official reports glitches LINK
Pennsylvania: Lancaster and Lebanon Counties - 2 Pa. counties extend voting due to machine glitches LINK
Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - Human error blamed for eScan problems LINK
Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Some electronic voting machines not 'up to date' LINK
Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - E-voting not easy in Westmoreland County LINK
Tennessee: Knox County - Technical glitch stalls count on more than 2,500 votes LINK
Texas: Glitch forces manual tabulation for U.S. House race LINK
Texas: Human error to blame for wrong vote tally in south Texas LINK
Texas: Programming error miscounts votes in south Texas LINK
Texas: East Texas county uses blank paper after ballots run out LINK
Virginia: ELECTION TROUBLES AND TURNOUT: Voter fraud complaints escalate
In Maymont area, confusion the result of mistake by Democrats LINK
Virginia: Virginia Senate Recount -- Frequently Asked Questions 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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