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Daily Voting News For November 14, 2006

Published: Wed 15 Nov 2006 08:23 PM
Daily Voting News For November 14, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
One friend in the activist community asked me this morning if we are making the case enough that unverifiable/unverified DREs give some the "temptation to cheat". Based on the close elections this year (eight House races are still not decided and there are a few recounts and contests still in the process) aren't we in a position where there is a "temptation". My simple answer is; Yes. The country is so evenly divided and that division is contentious to say the least. I would also add that we are in danger of desensitizing ourselves to questionable elections. It's just another questionable election on questionable machines and only a few of us die-hards really seem to care that the voters will may not have been heard in large and small races across the country. The Sarasota County story with over 18,000 undervotes is now relegated to the back pages, if it is mentioned at all, in the national media. So, Yes! In an atmosphere of tight races and now normal election contests the "temptation to cheat" is very real and very dangerous because it can be done with no one knowing and the vendors denying it will ever happen....
National: ES – the Midas Touch in Reverse LINK
National: Voting Machine Companies Still in Denial…
Unnamed Diebold Spokesliar Says Touch-Screen Vote Flipping 'Not a Problem, Doesn't Exist', Unnamed Sequoia Spokesliar Says It's a 'Conspiracy Theory from Activists and Bloggers' LINK
National: Election '08: Vote by TiVo (VoteHere) LINK
National: Opinion - Professionally run elections LINK
National: Opinion - For uniform rules in national elections
Our opinion: Consistency would encourage, not confuse, voters. LINK
National: Fixing The 2008 Election LINK
National: Electronic voting: the silent catastrophe LINK
National: A Post-Election E-Conversation with Ion Sancho LINK
Alabama: Baldwin County - Baldwin finds glitch in voting
Error turned Republican Gruenloh into a Democrat in uncontested race LINK
Arkansas: Benton County - Recount Changes Three Races -- Again
Win Or Lose, Candidates Doubt Outcome LINK
Arkansas: Benton County - Third time’s a charm? LINK
Arkansas: Crawford County - Panel Seeks Recount On Ballots LINK
Arkansas: Poinsett County - One Vote Counts for None LINK
Arkansas: Poinsett County - E-voting 2006: A touch screen, a missing vote, a mystery in Arkansas LINK
California: Nevada County - 9,000 county ballots still to be counted LINK
Colorado: Douglas County wants answers, Denver's still counting LINK
Colorado: Denver – Editorial - Tech 'expert' not only one at fault
Denver election was a two-part fiasco LINK
Colorado: Denver - Rainey padded work history LINK
Colorado: Denver - Big bar code backfire
Misprint blamed for days of hand-sorting absentee ballots LINK
Colorado: Douglas County Forms Panel To Study Election Problems
Group To Look At Machines, Vote Centers, Process, People LINK
Colorado: Douglas County - Panel will examine failures in Douglas County LINK
Connecticut: In East Lyme, Optical-scan Voting Machines Make For 'Tedious' Recount LINK
Connecticut: Recount Nears Completion in Connecticut's 2nd District LINK
Florida: Jeb Feels Better Now LINK
Florida: Manatee County begins recount of 96,784 votes in Buchanan-Jennings race LINK
Florida: Manatee elections workers zipping through machine recount of ballots LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota voting woes spur state audit LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Congress race goes to court
“Alarming aberrations” in machines are claimed as a recount of ballots begins. LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Voting recount begins with a lawsuit LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - The curse lives!
Snafu casts doubt on new voting machines LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Election leaders prepare for recount
18,000 ballots in Southwest Florida listed as 'no vote' LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota vote recount begins with a lawsuit
As a recount began in a congressional race in Sarasota County, lawyers for Democrat Christine Jennings voiced concern about a state computer expert with GOP ties. LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Accusations, objections pepper District 13 recount LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings picks up four votes in Manatee LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings would face uphill battle in court LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Election Day trouble was widespread LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings takes legal action amid recount LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - As 5 counties recount votes, candidate files legal petition LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota judge defers decision on Jennings' legal move to protect voting machines LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Judge rules state must wait to audit votes in congressional race LINK
Georgia: Diebold Does Not Own Our Votes LINK
Idaho: Bannock County – Election Recount LINK
Idaho: Bannock County - Pocatello to Recount Ballots LINK
Indiana: Opinion - The ballot's in the mail LINK
Indiana: Delaware County - Ballots found in drawer
Another mistake for GOP-controlled election board narrowed the gap in the county recorder's race to 25 votes. LINK
Indiana: Grant County - State impounds ballots in District 31
Hartford City's Larry Hile trails Marion's Tim Harris by 25 votes -- and a recount appears likely. LINK
Indiana: Hamilton County - County will use Infinity voting machines in '07
Equipment got bad rap, not compatible with 464s, says Richardson. LINK
Indiana: Lake County waiting on state to pick up recount materials LINK
Kansas: Two House hopefuls to seek recount LINK
Minnesota: Election officials count ballots the old-fashioned way LINK
Missouri: Boone County - County, state diverge on voter turnout LINK
Missouri: St. Louis County still counting votes LINK
North Carolina: Recount Expected in North Carolina's 8th District LINK
New Jersey: Ocean County - Voting mishap blamed on software problems
Some ballots counted twice, sparking a call for a check of totals at Shore LINK
New Jersey: Ocean County - Judge delays recheck of county voting machines
Rules candidates weren't sent proper information LINK
New Jersey: Ocean County - Poll worker mistake could eliminate ballots LINK
New Jersey: Ocean County - Recheck of digital voting machines pushed back a day LINK
New Mexico: Provisional Ballots To Determine Congressional Race LINK
New York: Suffolk County - Editorial Reply: Levy's Levers LINK
Pennsylvania: Monroe County - Broken voting machine sets off a series of events LINK
Utah: Salt Lake County - Paper, wood and plastic spools are high-tech vote auditors' tools 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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