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VV Comments on Best Practices for Voting Systems Supporting Military and Overseas Voters...Bid to overturn South Carolina election is over."The issues we raised about the lack of election integrity in South Carolina are real, and they are not going away unless people act. I assure you that I will continue to speak out about our frail and vulnerable election system in the months to come."~Judge Vic Rawl....They are still counting votes in California..Loopholes Grow in Bill to Offset Ruling on Campaigns..Mac or PC? Microsoft bids to run Gujarat India munis internet elections in Oct 2010...

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

AL: Concerns Are Brewing About The Recount Between Tim James And Robert Bentley,0,6730857.story
(recount is by machine)

CA: Want to know if your vote was counted? Check website
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news01/Want+to+know+if+your+vote+was+counted?+Check+website Worried voters can check if their ballot was counted in the June 8 primary election at a county website.Voters can visit elections/ballot-status t

CA: UPDATE: Ballots still being counted in supervisor race for second place(10,000) County)
It is estimated 10,000 ballots remain, 7,000 of which are provisional and the remaining are vote-by-mail that were dropped off at precincts June 8. Vote-by-mail ballots are scanned to verify the voter's signature while provisional ballots require more thorough and stringent study

CA: 13,000 ballots still uncounted
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The Napa County elections office is still counting about 13,600 ballots -- or 42 percent of the votes cast in last Tuesday's election -- and is not expected to release official results until June 24...
"The large number of vote-by-mail ballots delivered after Friday, June 4, represents a greater percentage than usual," Tuteur said, adding Napa County's last-minute swell in votes is consistent with voting trends across the state.

CA: Tulare County absentee ballots done, but more votes to count

CA: Deluge of late absentee ballots, mail changes blamed for vote counting delay County)
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CA: Few Yoloans make use of early voting
...mail-in voting is well on its way to becoming the leading way of voicing one's political opinion, with more than 40 percent of Yolo voters taking advantage of the system.

CT: Bysiewicz hears problems disabled face when voting

CT: SOTS Candidates Forum, Hartford Public Library

HI: Tax Dollars Paid For Djou's Robo-Calls
Voter Offended By Telephone Survey
Hawaii's newest congressman, Republican Rep. Charles Djou, was elected in a special election after campaigning for restraint in spending government money. Now he has offended some voters, by using taxpayer money for automated telephone calls that some say sound like campaigning.

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NJ: 11,000 voters left spots blank on Trenton City Council ballot
"In order to ensure their person is elected, they may just bullet vote," Sollami Covello said. "It is definitely a strategic way of voting if you want to ensure someone is elected in that top three. It happens in every election where you have more than one candidate."

NJ:Lawyer requests probe into election
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PATERSON -- A lawyer for Councilman Rigo Rodriguez has called for a federal investigation into possible voter discrimination, citing the roles played by Sheriff Jerry Speziale and the county Democratic chairman in allegedly intimidating Latino voters.


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