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'Daily Voting News' For November 29, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "The question most frequently asked after the election is whether it was a success," said Doug Chapin, electionline.org's director. "Success can be measured in a two ways. If success is measured through picking winners, then yes, there were few races in which polling-place problems could have affected the outcome. But, on the other hand, if it is measured through whether every voter who showed up at a polling place had an opportunity to cast their vote without problems or obstacles, then the answer is no." We agree with this assessment and we encourage everyone to read electionline.org's newly released report. / Apparently the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) appears to have decided that the new (2007) voting systems standards decertify all Direct Recording Electronic voting machines....
  • NAtional: Analysis of 2006 Election Finds Problems Nationwide; Lack of Post-vote Controversy Masks Widespread Voting Difficulties LINK
  • NAtional: Midterm elections get report card LINK
  • NAtional: Feds to Toughen E-Voting Standards? LINK
  • NAtional: Cox No Fan of Paper Balloting LINK
  • NAtional: Cathy Cox goes to Washington, and still doesn't like paper ballots LINK
  • NAtional: Protect the Vote Locally LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Congress should revamp our broken voting system LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Congress should patch election holes by 2008 LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting measures sought to avoid disputes LINK
  • NAtional: Electionline.org gives midterms mixed grades; e-voting failures 'plentiful' LINK
  • AL: Canvass forces statewide recount of Prichard trade measure LINK
  • CA: In The Voting Booth, Name Order Can Sway An Election LINK
  • CA: Split Decision On Voting Machines LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Mail-in ballot count trying patience Long lines, machines that didn't go online among unresolved issues LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Vote Disparity Still a Mystery In Fla. Election For Congress LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Tests show some discrepancies Congressional race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - NYTimes Editorial Gets it Right on FL-13...Except for the Paper 'Trail' Part LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - High undervote has precedent LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Vote-machine tests find nothing LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - D-13 audit results argued LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Testers re-enact Election Day -- results differ LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - On day 1 of vote test, numbers don't add up LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota ponders voting options LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - D-13 audit results argued LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - County to pick voting system reform panel LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County First voting machine audit showed some problems LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - First Day of State Run 'Audit Testing' in Sarasota Reveals 7% Error Rate in Testing on Paperless ES&S Touch-Screen Machines LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Will Kane County ballots be thrown out? LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Dems' bid to toss late ballots denied LINK
  • IN: Gibson County - Recount begins this morning LINK
  • KY: Grayson favors election changes LINK
  • KY: Calloway County - New machines caused most voters' woes LINK
  • ME: Secret Balloting Issue Resurfaces in Waldoboro LINK
  • NC: Split Precincts Cause Big Headaches LINK
  • NC: NC-8 - Manual recount to decide Hayes-Kissell House race LINK
  • NC: NC-8 - Manual recount underway in 8th District Hayes-Kissell race LINK
  • NC: NC-8 - Kissell gains two in recount's 1st phase LINK
  • NJ: Warren County - Election board studies how to speed up vote counts LINK
  • NM: N.M. considering mail-in elections LINK
  • OH: Five sue over electronic systems LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga commissioners consider scrapping touch-screen machines LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Commissioners want new voting machines $17 million touch screens can't handle big elections, Cuyahoga officials say LINK
  • OH: Lake County - New Ohio ballot law causing confusion LINK
  • PA: Lancaster County - Her goal? No more Election Day woes LINK
  • PA: Lancaster County - Elections clerk: " ˜Human error' at root of mistakes LINK
  • RI: Judge set to hear challenge to ballot recount procedures LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County - Final election ballots tallied LINK
  • Venezuela - Voting gets safeguards in Venezuela LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**
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