'Daily Voting News' For November 10, 2008

Published: Tue 11 Nov 2008 11:03 PM
'Daily Voting News' For November 10, 2008
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
Many pundits and talking heads of all stripes are summing up this past election as if it was all over. Depending on who their audience is they are claiming that it was all a success and that there were no long lines or they are telling us that there were problems but they were wide-spread. Those who deny the lines only need to look at the pictures and read some of the first-hand accounts of voters standing on line for hours and hours just to vote. There are still tens of thousands of votes being counted nationally. I’m going to hold my opinion on the failures of vote counting, provisional ballot usage, and voter registration data-bases and e-poll books until after all of the votes are counted. ...
National: Editorial - A Better Vote
This election was relatively smooth, but it also showed how the system could be further improved. LINK
National: Voting In 2008: Lessons Learned LINK
National: Election Reform Can't Wait
Obama's Margin Of Victory Obscures Voting Problems, But His Administration Should Address Them LINK
National: Voter registration process is under scrutiny LINK
National: U.S. Elections -- It Takes a Village LINK
Alaska: Number of outstanding ballots grows to 81,000
U.S. Senate and other races yet to be decided LINK
Alaska: Alaska Stinks & Minnesota's on Edge, So Here's What Parties and Citizens Can Do to Try and Ensure Election Results with Integrity There and Elsewhere LINK
Alaska: Alaska Race May Not Be Called for 2 Weeks LINK
California: Brown, McClintock hire lawyers for 4th District ballot counting LINK
California: L.A. County election czar's to-do list includes reforms LINK
California: San Francisco County - Ranked Choice Voting Didn’t Change Results LINK
Colorado: Better voting is aim of Colorado election panel LINK
Florida: The election struggle
The process worked, but there's plenty of room for improvement LINK
Georgia: After Citizenship Challenges, Ballots Thrown Out in Georgia LINK
Iowa: Buchanan County - Absentee ballots a headache for election officials LINK
Kansas: Johnson County - JoCo election workers now counting provisional ballots. Drum roll please .... LINK
Kansas: Johnson County is counting provisional ballots; results due Tuesday LINK
Minnesota: Ballot by ballot, victor to emerge LINK
Minnesota: Counting Controversy: Time To Trust The ES M100 And Diebold AccuVote? LINK
Minnesota: Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud LINK
Missouri: Monday editorial: Polling place postmortem for St. Louis region LINK
Ohio: Election disputes offer new niche for lawyers
Politicized system, vague election reform motivating groups to fight it out in court LINK
Oklahoma: Election system change eyed LINK
Pennsylvania: Editorial - Bring early voting to Pennsylvania LINK
South Carolina: Spartanburg County - Officials to look at voting issues
Long lines at some precincts a concern LINK
Texas: Hundreds Of New Ballots Added To Harris County Vote LINK
Texas: Hidalgo County - New elections administrator's first big night goes off without a hitch LINK
Vermont: Essex County - New Voting Machines Falter, Could Cost Big Bucks LINK
Washington: Why voting in Seattle was nothing like voting in New York LINK
Washington DC: RICHIE/SANTUCCI: How D.C. votes 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
Co-Executive Director
"To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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