Daily Voting News For January 19, 2007

Published: Tue 23 Jan 2007 11:55 AM
Daily Voting News For January 19, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
"In the Cuyahoga case, the poll workers are charged with circumventing state recount laws that require a random sampling of at least three percent of the votes cast in a given precinct, to be recounted by hand and by machine. The prosecution charges that the workers instead hand picked sample precincts to recount that they knew did not have questionable results. Once they were able to match those recounts with official results, they could then do the rest of the recount by machine, in effect rendering the entire process meaningless. "This was a very hush operation," said prosecutor Baxter. Similar allegations have been made in other counties. Indeed, such illegal non-random recounting procedures appear to have been common throughout the state, carried out by board of election employees with the tacit consent of Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell", according to an article in "The Free Press"...
National: Voting machine test lab merger despite EAC ban on Ciber puts Wyle lab partnership in question LINK
National: Two NASED approved voting machine test labs fail to gain a NIST recommendation to EAC LINK
National: Firms closer to goal: test voting machines LINK
National: Charles Reed, guest column: Taking America back from corporations LINK
National: Two e-voting test labs get thumbs up LINK
National: First labs receive initial OK for voting system testing program LINK
National: Congress Lights Fire Under Vote Systems Agency LINK
California: Opinion - Secretary of state very skeptical of voting machines LINK
California: Riverside County - Jeff Stone: The Coward of Riverside County? LINK
Connecticut: Bethel - Town gets new voting equipment LINK
Florida: FL-13 - U.S. House race in Sarasota was the most expensive in history LINK
New York: Paper ballots vs. touch screens LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Do new Ohio recount prosecutions indicate unraveling of 2004 election theft cover-up? LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Prosecutor says presidential recount rigged in Ohio county LINK
Oklahoma: Voting machines go through testing process before every election LINK
DIstrict of Columbia: Norton and Davis Introduce DC Voting Rights Act 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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