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'Daily Voting News' For July 20, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

While Tuesday's primary in Georgia was not a "train wreck" it certainly was not error free. There were many memory card, modem, and other equipment failures. There were also statements about "vote switching" on DRE touch-screens. All of those problems were ignored by the Baltimore Sun in an article that was surely written as propaganda pointed toward voters in Maryland. / Salon did a good job with an article on yesterday's successful congressional hearing on voting systems standards....

  • NAtional: Are the Voting System Standards Helping to Solve the Problems With Our Elections? LINK


  • NAtional: Paper Trails Blanket Hill Hearing on Voting System Standards LINK


  • NAtional: Taking the paper trail to Washington. The dangers of electronic voting machines got tallied Wednesday on Capitol Hill. LINK


  • AZ: Yavapai County - Neo-tech Polls. New voting machines will be in use during primary LINK


  • CA: Alameda County - Paper Ballots Needed to Avoid Election Fraud LINK


  • CA: Mendocino County - Voters angry, confused over election changes LINK


  • CA: Oakland - Electorate to decide on runoffs. Instant voting plan on fall ballot, if approved, could save about $200,000 in election costs LINK


  • CA: San Diego County - CA-50 House Race Controversy Continues: Board of Supervisors Refuse Hearings, Activists Plan Demonstration at Registrar's Office July 21 LINK


  • CA: San Diego County - Friday Rally at the Registrar's Office! LINK


  • CA: San Joaquin County - County to battle voting problems LINK


  • FL: Pinellas County - County seeks poll workers for elections LINK


  • GA: Bibb County - Carr expects easy fixes for glitches. Bibb voting issues should be gone by runoff, official says (Server coding problem) LINK


  • GA: Clayton County - Election results delayed by computer, organizational glitch LINK


  • GA: Floyd County - Returns delayed by bugs. The problem was a single failed memory card that records votes cast at a precinct. LINK


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