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Voting News: In favor of paper ballots,recounts. Internet Voting is 'an affront to democracy'

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Bo Lipari on "Pulling the Lever for Paper"..Virginia needs paper ballots by 2012 to avoid fiasco: "It's been a few years since Fairfax County got through an entire election cycle without a piece of voting equipment breaking down, a handful of votes vaporizing or an election result being delayed."..Internet voting is "an affront to democracy..It does not fulfill the requirement of one person, one vote and a guarantee of a secret ballot..it excludes people who are intimidated by it."~Stratford,Canada.."The Great Cyberheist": our security on the web is an illusion...

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

National: Undecided Race Round Up: Nine Still Hang in the Balance
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/16/undecided-race-round-nine-still-hang-balance

AK: Sitkan sees no wrongdoing in Fairbanks precinct*(ballot jammed in Accuvote)
http://kcaw.org/modules/local_news/index.php?op=centerBlock&ID=1012
A poll watcher for the Democratic Party in Fairbanks says he too was concerned by a malfunctioning voting machine in his precinct on election day, but saw no wrongdoing.
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Kreiss-Tomkins arrived at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds precinct a little after 7 AM to find poll workers struggling with an Accuvote machine that wasn't feeding properly. They had opened the machine up, and were extracting a jammed ballot.

AK: Murkowski passes Miller in vote count
http://www.adn.com/2010/11/15/1555926/murkowski-passes-miller-in-vote.html
Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto said he still thinks the court challenge could get enough votes thrown out for Miller to win.
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Miller was hoping to get a boost from absentee ballots. But Monday was the last big count of absentees and there turned out to be more write-ins than Miller votes.

AK: AFN seeks to intervene in Senate voting lawsuit
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/nov/15/afn-seeks-to-intervene-in-senate-voting-lawsuit/
Alaska's largest Native organization on Monday sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed against election officials by GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller, claiming he seeks to disenfranchise Alaska Natives by invalidating their votes if they do not spell another candidate's name perfectly.


AK: State allowed spelling mistakes in 1998 on write-in ballots, news reports say
http://newsminer.com/pages/full_story/push?blog-entry-State+allowed+spelling+mistakes+in+1998+on+write-in+ballots-+news+reports+say%20&id=10321605&instance=blogs_editors_desk

AZ: Arizona Prop. 112 recount triggered
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/
11/16/20101116arizona-prop-112-recount.html http://tinyurl.com/2wbe2gg
Measure to move up deadline to file citizen petitions failed by 123 votes

CA: Nevada County Election Results Update Nov.15
http://yubanet.com/regional/Nevada-County-Election-Results-Update-Nov-15.php
All absentee ballots for the 2010 General Election have been counted. Only a few provisional ballots remain to be incorporated, if they are deemed to be valid.

CA: The Ranked-Choice Voting Debate
http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2010/11/16/rankechoicevoting/

CO: HD-61 hand counts happening today
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/143718 Election officials from Glenwood Springs to Gunnison are sorting through undervoted ballots in the House District 61 race (hand count of undervotes for write-ins only)

CT: Bridgeport Ballot Issues To Be Discussed At Meeting
Panel To Review Polling Issues In City http://www.wfsb.com/politics/25807914/detail.html

CT: 86 Voting Precincts to Be Audited
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precincts_to_be_audited/ http://tinyurl.com/395egpl In addition to the dozen Bridgeport voting precincts, which were allowed to stay open until 10 p.m. based on a judge's order, 74 voting precincts throughout the state will be audited before Nov. 22.

CT: Post-Election Audits Announced
http://wtic.cbslocal.com/2010/11/15/post-election-audits-announced/
Connecticut's tight race for governor, which came under close scrutiny after Bridgeport poll workers ran out of ballots on Election Day, has been selected as one of several state races that will undergo a post-election audit
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Bysiewicz said she supports proposed legislation that would require every municipality to order at least enough ballots for every registered voter
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Lesley Mara, the deputy secretary of the state, said she's not aware of any other state with optical scan voting machines that requires cities and towns to order a certain percentage of ballots.

FL: Palm Beach County elections office had wrong results on website most of Monday*
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/palm-beach-county-elections-office-had-wrong-results-1050132.html WEST PALM BEACH -- After days spent trying to ensure that Palm Beach County's final election results were perfect, the county Division of Elections put online "official results" that were neither final nor official.

Instead, they closely resembled the numbers posted 10 days earlier - before the completion of exhausting recounts and the surprise discovery of 500 extra uncounted ballots a week after Election Day

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