Daily Voting News For November 9, 2006

Published: Mon 13 Nov 2006 11:38 AM
Daily Voting News For November 9, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
It took over 24 hours for Cook Co. Illinois to count their votes. That's with their brand-new Smartmatic clone Sequoia voting machines. County Clerk David Orr conceded that the hardware and software being used should be re-examined. / One of the striking problems that has come up around the country is the reason for long lines in many places. They just didn't buy enough machines for the turnout they had. Another boon for the vendors when all they really needed to do was buy one PBOS for each precinct and there would have been no need to go out and buy more DRE machines. And the cause of the long lines in Denver; poorly written, poorly tested voter registration software from Sequoia. ...
National: What, exactly, is an election meltdown? LINK
National: Voting booth glitches show where fixes needed ahead LINK
National: Vote-flipping plagues e-voting LINK
National: A monumental victory for the election protection movement LINK
National: The drama of empty numbers LINK
National: E-Voting Glitches Examined; Reform Push Planned LINK
National: A Post Mortem on the Voting Process LINK
Alaska: Judge Orders Division of Elections To Preserve Copies of Election Records LINK
Arkansas: One county has yet to report in general election LINK
Arkansas: Benton County To Recount Votes
Inspection Could Affect Every Race LINK
Arkansas: Benton County - Waiting for results LINK
Arkansas: Sharp County - Sharp voting machines have problems LINK
California: E-Voting; A True Story LINK
California: Paper problems jam up electronic voting LINK
California: Los Angeles County - SCV: InkaVote Plus Machine Not Working LINK
Colorado: Denver - Mayor says "Enough is enough"LINK
Colorado: Denver - City official wants to scrap Denver Election Commission LINK
Colorado: Denver – Editorial - Time to junk election commission LINK
Colorado: Denver - Experts not surprised by Denver woes LINK
Colorado: Denver - Tech experts, election judges blast efforts LINK
Colorado: Denver - City election panel blames delays on software glitches LINK
Colorado: Douglas County - Clerk Takes Blame For Voting Problems LINK
Florida: Hillsborough County - Human error possible in voting glitch LINK
Florida: Pinellas County - Firm's role in voting at issue LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - 18,000 votes in U.S. House race may be lost LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Attorneys swarm in for vote recount LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota voters report touch-screen woes LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Race so close 2 recounts may be required by law LINK
Florida: Sarasota County voters choose paper ballots LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - State to audit flawed Sarasota County vote LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - PFAW Foundation Asks for Investigation into Massive Undercount in Florida Congressional Race LINK
Florida: 'Undervotes' in race to fill Harris' seat spur call for inquiry LINK
Iowa: Humboldt County - Auditor will seek recount after discrepancy LINK
Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Cook County's Pricey Voting Equipment Falters
Votes Still Being Counted Almost 24 Hours After Polls Closed LINK
Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Cook voting glitches blamed on small computers LINK
Illinois: Cook County - Finger-pointing begins over slow vote tabulation LINK
Illinois: Cook County - Second time not the charm for new voting equipment LINK
Illinois: Cook County - County to probe slow count LINK
Kentucky: Voting machine glitches statewide delay results LINK
Kentucky: Machines' problems led to hand counts
Results delayed in 19 Ky. counties LINK
Maine: Results slowed by machine trouble LINK
Missouri: St Louis County - Touch-screen voting will be reviewed LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Election success cost an extra $17 per voter LINK
Ohio: Warren County - Warren delay raises eyebrows LINK
Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - County to investigate voting problems LINK
Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Two Hazleton area voters file complaints about new machines LINK
Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - Paper ballots to back up machines LINK
South Carolina: Parties line up people to watch recounts in two statewide races LINK
Tennessee: Metro wants more voting machines LINK
Texas: Ballot, polling woes aggravate voters LINK
Texas: Three counties wrestled with voting miscues LINK
Texas: Human error to blame for wrong vote tally in South Texas LINK
Texas: North Texas - Problems are reported with vote machines LINK
Texas: Tom Green County - Tom Green County experiences voting problems LINK
West Virginia: Fayette County - Fayette glitches lead to all-night vote count LINK
Virginia: Machine Politics '06: Paperless Ballots That Generate a Lot of Ink LINK
Virginia: Fairfax County - Voting Glitch in Fairfax
Some machine malfunctions could fuel arguments for recount. 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.**
John Gideon
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