Daily Voting News For December 5, 2006

Published: Wed 6 Dec 2006 04:02 PM
Daily Voting News For December 5, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
"Donetta Davidson, a member of the Election Assistance Commission, said only a few dozen of about 6,700 election jurisdictions in the United States reported voting problems on Election Day. She said local governments undertake exhaustive testing on their computer equipment before and after elections. "Our voters should feel very confident," she said." [See Below - PA: Doubts persist on electronic vote machines] It's apparent that Ms. Davidson has ignored the results of this past election. It's time she opened her eyes and saw what is happening around her. ...
National: Federal Panel Rebuffs Guidelines That Insist on a Paper Trail LINK
National: Trouble with the Machines LINK
National: Panel changes course, approves e-voting checks LINK
National: Electronic voting panel passes revised paper trail proposal LINK
National: Federal Advisory Committee Proposes Stronger E-Voting Guidelines LINK
California: Daniel Weintraub: Debra Bowen won't push for return to paper ballots LINK
California: Contra Costa County – NAACP Calls For Probe Into Possible Voter Discrimination LINK
California: Riverside County – Opinion - Secrecy, security and sandbagging... LINK
California: San Joaquin County - 140K in S.J. cast ballots LINK
Colorado: Denver County - Election panel, auditor had warehouse worries
The safety of $7.5 million in election equipment was the subject of memos and was noted in an audit. LINK
Florida: Leon County - Opinion mixed on voting machines
They're easy to use, but they lack a paper trail LINK
Florida: Sarasota County – Columnist - Voting fixes: New machines and a `none of the above' button LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Source Code In Machines To Be Tested LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Voting machines a tale of the tape LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Analysis points to bad ballot design LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Audit to review computer code LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Drury Comments Reveal Preexisting Bias, Cast Even More Doubt on Integrity of Audit Process LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings ignores setbacks, calls for revote in Florida LINK
Maryland: Opinion - Voting machines need paper trail LINK
Maryland: Anne Arundel County - Recount sought in District 31 race LINK
New Jersey: NJ Election Official Admits She Can't Prove All Votes Counted Properly LINK
Ohio: OH-15 - Recount begins in 15th Congressional District race LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Thousands voted illegally
Cuyahoga failed to ensure signatures LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga voters cast ballots without signing in LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Nearly 12,000 Cuyahoga voters cast ballots without signing in LINK
Pennsylvania: Poll machines must be changed to verify that ballots are accurate LINK
Pennsylvania: Doubts persist on electronic vote machines LINK
Pennsylvania: Chester County - Big hopes to upset a tiny lead in Chesco LINK
Rhode Island: Judge allows review of contested ballots in E.P. at-large race LINK
Utah: Special election an extra $1.1M 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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