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Voting News: NYC war against the machines. Bridgeport CT recount 'will take as long as necessary'

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Is challenge to Alaska write-ins a 'literacy test'?..Bridgeport recount: Luther Weeks, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, said the recount beginning Monday will take as long as necessary, but will probably end this week.....W&M School of Law writes on "Optical Scanners, Punch Cards, and Levers: New York City's Continuing War Against the Machines"...Trust the internet with your vote? Massive Chinese Net Reroute Exposes Web's Achilles' Heel...

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

AK: Miller's write-in challenges face high hurdle
Is Republican's spelling demand an illegal "literacy test?'
http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112910/sta_743006893.shtml 

AK: Miller opposes Murkowski motion to intervene in suit
http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-miller-murkowski-lawsuit-intervention-112610,0,1385788.story 

CA: Election crews work weekend to finish official tally (of a recount)
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_16728823 From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, about 23 people worked in teams of four, double checking the latest figures, which were last updated on the County Clerk's website on Nov. 24.

CA: Recounts requested in two O.C. elections (close contests)
http://www.ocregister.com/news/votes-277844-race-recounts.html 

CA: Humboldt County Transparency Project - Progress Update 3
http://democracycounts.blogspot.com/2010/11/progress-update-3.html 
Humboldt County released the remaining ballots for us to scan late last week. As of
Sunday night, we have fewer than 1500 ballots remaining to be scanned (each ballot is two sheets). That means we're 97% done with the scanning

CT: Bridgeport Ballot Recount Beginning In Governor's Race
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/29/bridgeport-ballot-recount-beginning-in-governors-race/
He (Luther Weeks) says about 30 to 40 volunteers are helping and he hopes to have a few more.
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CT: Voter registration owes a debt to the typewriter, house numbers
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Voter-registration-owes-a-debt-to-the-typewriter-839783.php  "The real potential for fraud is not at polls, but rather with mail-in ballots," he said. "A person could very easily buy an unmarked mail-in ballot from someone for, say, five bucks, mark it up the way he wants, and mail it in."

CT: Recount could be a new vote on optical scanning
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Recount-could-be-a-new-vote-on-optical-scanning-836169.php  This week's independent recount of Bridgeport's Nov. 2 voting results will show how well -- or how poorly -- residents of the state's largest city understood the four-year-old paper ballot and optical-scanner technology.

CT: Registrars of Voters to shed unused ballots
http://www.thehour.com/story/495127 it's better than running out of ballots on Election Day as happened in Bridgeport..

FL: New voting system is no cure for late returns
Editorial. ISSUE: Some local pols renew talk of touch screen voting.
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-27/news/fl-voting-system-editorial-nb-20101127_1_touch-screens-new-voting-system-sequoia-voting-systems Broaching the idea of spending money the county doesn't have on a system switch, just to buy a few hours on election returns, shows neither responsible leadership nor sound fiscal judgment. For one thing, returning to touch screens would be foolish. The higher-tech machines were easy and more efficient, but they were thrown out because voters didn't like them or trust them.

KS: Kansas election results certified; few irregularities
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/29/election-results-certified-few-irregularities/ Biggs, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican Kris Kobach, who had said during the campaign that voter fraud was a major problem in Kansas.
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MN: Another statewide recount puts Minnesota politicos back in familiar territory
http://ballotnews.org/2010/11/29/another-statewide-recount-puts-minnesota-politicos-back-in-familiar-territory/ If the expected mid-December certification leads to a lawsuit, outgoing Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, will not leave office on January 3, 2011

MN: Emmer observers make more ballot challenges
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/29/recount-day-one-ballot-challenges-mark-dayton-tom-emmer/ 

MN: County attorneys: Minnesota Majority reports on voter fraud "frivolous'
http://minnesotaindependent.com/74516/county-attorneys-say-minnesota-majority-reports-on-voter-fraud-frivolous New report states that government-issued voter identification is unnecessary

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