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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org According to an 'Opinion' in the New York Times today, "Governor Crist is asking the Legislature to finance the purchase of new optical-scan machines, and it is expected to agree. Choosing optical scans is Governor Crist's second good move. In optical-scan voting, voters mark a paper ballot that is then read by a computer. Polling place lines are shorter, because many voters can fill out ballots at the same time. These paper ballots are the official ballots, and can be recounted by hand to resolve a dispute. More than half the states - including large ones like California, New York, Illinois and Ohio - require computerized voting machines to produce a paper record. The addition of Florida would be a major defeat for election officials and voting-machine companies that have stubbornly opposed paper-trail requirements."...
  • NAtional: Editorial - Good Election News From Florida LINK
  • NAtional: Holt pushes paper to back up election results LINK
  • FL: Quest for voting certainty leads back to paper LINK
  • FL: Florida still searching for an election fix Our Opinion: A Paper Trail Improves Odds Of An Accurate Vote Tally LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Restore trust Our position: It's crucial for Florida to ban touch-screen voting machines. LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Paper trail To assure every vote in Florida counts LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Florida Lied About 'Investigative Team' in State Report on Voting Machine Audit LINK
  • FL: Bay County - Andersen: Voting-machine plan may cost little LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Senate to hold hearing on Sarasota voting issue LINK
  • MD: Professor casts vote in debate for machines to provide paper trail LINK
  • MO: Decision on voting machines could run into the millions If Congress requires a paper trail, Johnson County must upgrade or replace its inventory. LINK
  • NH: If you thought election law battles were over, think again LINK
  • PA: Florida's decision could affect electronic voting LINK
  • PA: A Pennsylvania Response to Florida Governor Crist's Plan to Dump Touchscreen Voting Machines LINK
  • SD: Teaching Long a lesson? J.A.I.L. amendment proponents blame official for its failure LINK
  • UT: Opinion - Caution on voter registration LINK
  • WI: Bill offers suffrage to some 17-year-olds 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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