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Miller campaign challenges mis-spelled write in votes for Murkowski in Alaska election...IL Appeals court rejects Barrow's redo effort of '09 mayoral election...Philadelphia voter forced to swear on Bible before casting vote...Junk the paperless machines: Computer scientist Jeremy Epstein describes his day as a poll worker in Fairfax,VA. "..one of the touch screen machines was crashing all day...If I had a laptop that crashed three or four times in one day, I'd get a new one." Touchscreen machines failed to record 800 ballots & some precincts had more votes than voters...

All this and more in today's voting news below...


AK: Miller Cites 'Bush v. Gore' in Arguments"Ž
http://www.frumforum.com/miller-cites-bush-v-gore-in-arguments
The Miller campaign says that write-in votes for Lisa Murkowski that misspell "Murkowski" should be called "protest votes" and hence disregarded. ..

AK: In early write-in counting news, Miller team challenging about 10% of vote for minor misspellingshttp://electionlawblog.org/archives/017914.html

AK: State regulation does allow misspelled names on some ballots
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http://tinyurl.com/3yatkjr Joe Miller probably chose federal court instead of state court for his lawsuit about the validity of misspelled write-in ballots because of concerns that he would lose in the Alaska Supreme Court.

AK: Ballot counting begins in Alaska Senate races
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/10/AR2010111004751.html?hpid=topnews Election officials were set to begin poring over more than 92,500 write-in ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday.

AR: Election recount yields same results
http://www.bentoncourier.com/content/view/237169/1/

AZ: State, county lawyers warn of chaos in provisional ballot count
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_26c3d804-ec89-11df-b211-001cc4c002e0.html She said there were about 84,000 provisional ballots cast. Brennan said, though, nothing on any of the ballots identifies why they were set aside, whether due to being unregistered or some other reason like voter ID at the polls.
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CA: ELECTION UPDATE: About 5,000 vote-by-mail ballots remain uncounted in Orinda
http://www.ibabuzz.com/lamorindasun/2010/11/09/election-update-about-5000-vote-by-mail-ballots-remain-uncounted-in-orinda/

CA: County vote still untallied, but vote by mail is out front
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_16571650 (Solano County)
With a few hundred damaged ballots and nearly 4,900 provisional ballots still needing to be counted, the turn-out for last Tuesday's election now stands at 58.74 percent.

CA: It's Wednesday ... do you know who your next Oakland mayor is?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inoakland/detail?entry_id=76754

CA: Election Day Gone Wrong (Humboldt State U)
http://www.thejackonline.org/mobile/news/election-day-gone-wrong-1.2399800
But, some students could not vote on election day. Errors ranged from students not knowing where their polling places were to mail-in ballots and registration forms not turned in on time.

CA: Riverside County, CA's Oft-Failed Registrar Barbara Dunmore Finally Succeeds At Getting Fired http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8189
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CO: Eagle County clerk working overtime to hand count ballots in sheriff's race, disputed House contesthttp://www.realvail.com/article/251/Eagle-County-clerk-working-overtime-to-hand-count-ballots-in-sheriffs-race-disputed-House-contest Military overseas ballots and ballots with corrected signature discrepancies continue to trickle in to the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder's Office, with the sheriff's race between Republican incumbent Joe Hoy and independent challenger James Van Beek unlikely to be decided until late next week.

CT: Courant Editorial: "State Must Review Ballot Blunders" We agree and disagree
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/hartford-courant-editorial-state-must-review-ballot-blunders/
We note that there are two registrars in Bridgeport, elected to use their two eyes and two brains to represent opposing interests toward voting integrity and access. Today, would the Courant maintain or reconsider its past editorial position proposing a single registrar per town, not in the interest of integrity, but in the interest of saving money?

CT: 68 ballots cast for wrong race in Norwich due to voting mixup
http://www.theday.com/article/20101109/NWS01/311099917/1044
Snafu didn't change results in House races in 46th, 47th Districts
Norwich -- For the second time in four years, city voting officials mixed up ballots between precincts in the 46th state House District and those in the 47th District.

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