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'Daily Voting News' For November 07, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org This is a typical post-election day DVN. Lot's of reports of failures and problems. Part of the problem with today's technical elections is that they are "high tech" and probably too "high". Voters don't understand it all and election workers don't understand even when they are supposed to have been trained. Most Election officials clearly don't understand what is happening so they blindly take the word of the vendors. The single county with the most problems last year seems to have repeated its poor record. Marion Co (Indianapolis) Indiana has a real problem with elections administration and the machines. Atlantic Co New Jersey had machine problems and they are still not sure what happened though Sequoia did what they do well and immediately pointed the finger at the county as being the problem. Cuyahoga Co Ohio had far fewer problems than in the past but there is still an unexplained problem with their voting system. And Denver Colorado had to call in the Police Dept and SWAT members to help count a late deluge of mail-in ballots.

Also of extreme importance today is the DoJ decision to step in and attempt to usurp New York State's right to select a voting system that meets their standards.

And late today the city of San Francisco announced that they are filing a breach of contract lawsuit against ES&S

Tomorrow's DVN will be sent earlier in the day due to your correspondent flying out to DC to attend a conference. DVN will go on hiatus for the weekend to be started up again on Tuesday....

  • NAtional: What's So Special About Tuesday? LINK
  • NAtional: Election Day 'Glitches' 'Hiccups' 'Snags' and 'Snafus' Return LINK
  • NAtional: Election Day 2007: New ID Laws Disenfranchise Voters LINK
  • NAtional: The Truth About Voter Fraud LINK
  • NAtional: Scholar Traces Voting Technology Controversy to the 1890s LINK
  • CA: Humboldt County - Procedural changes lead to long night for county elections officials LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - S.F. mayoral vote count may lag LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - And the winners are ... Waiting -- and waiting -- for the election results LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - Counting S.F. ballots will take a record amount of time LINK
  • CA: San Francisco San Francisco Voting Machines Vendor In Breach of Contract allege City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Elections Department Diector John Arntz LINK
  • CO: Denver vote count not over yet Sorting plagued by volume of ballots dropped off Tuesday LINK
  • CO: Denver Calls In SWAT Officers To Help Count Votes LINK
  • CO: Denver - SWAT team helped tally votes LINK
  • CO: Denver still counting votes LINK
  • CO: Weld County - As expected, turnout low at the polls LINK
  • CT: Damp Ballots Cause Minor Problems LINK
  • CT: Recounts To Be Conducted In At Least 14 Towns LINK
  • FL: Fla. asked to detail balloting procedures LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Experts say PBC voting machines must be upgraded soon LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Voting machines could still change LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County notes some voting glitches LINK
  • ID: Lawsuit Brought Over Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Some Polling Problems Continue to Haunt Clerk's Office LINK
  • IN: Marion County - At the polls: 'So much better than in May' Issues at 83 sites didn't keep anyone from casting vote LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Thousands of votes still uncounted in Marion Co. LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - Some voting glitches noted LINK
  • IN: Wayne County - Centers' convenience receives 'yea' votes 27% of registered voters, 7,438, vote in Richmond, LINK
  • MD: Maryland Voters' Council Member Choices Show Trends Errors Are Reported at the Rockville Polls LINK
  • MI: Voter photo ID rule sparks complaints Detroiters had problems, NAACP says; state and city officials deny that LINK
  • MS: Hinds County - Election glitches could result in challenges LINK
  • MS: Hinds County - Voters in some split precincts get wrong ballots LINK
  • MT: Mail balloting generally a success, official says LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County Not again: Vote glitch latest AC debacle LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County - Countywide vote results unavailable due to problems transferring data LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County - Cause Sought For Atlantic County, N.J., Vote Delay LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County - Vote Machine Maker: Not Our Fault LINK
  • NJ: Mercer County - Faulty voting machines delay final Election Day tally LINK
  • NY: Feds seek to fast-track N.Y.'s voting-machine replacement LINK
  • NY: Civic Groups Blast Department of Justice Proposal to Gut Standards for New Voting Systems A Federal Takeover for Selecting New Voting Systems Not in Best Interest of New York Voters, Groups say LINK
  • NY: Feds demand voting overhaul Agency says state violating mandate to update machines LINK
  • NY: Feds weigh takeover of NY voting machine selection LINK
  • OH: Delayed vote counting in Seneca, Putnam counties completed LINK
  • OH: Ashtabula County - Coding error delays school board results LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County again part of voting delays around Ohio LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ballot Counting Problems in Cuyahoga County LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - We The People... still wait for Ohio Election Justice for 2004... and there is none in sight. Cuyahoga trial continued November 5, 2007 LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga officials can't explain election delays LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga's electronic system falters even in low-key poll LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cause Of Election Computer Glitch Not Yet Determined LINK
  • OH: Hamilton County - Slow vote count meant long night for Hamilton County LINK
  • PA: Blair County Reports Voting Machine Problems LINK
  • PA: Paper Ballots Delay Vote County in Lackawanna County LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County Paper Wait LINK
  • VA: Sluggish Reporting of Election Results Blamed on New Wireless Equipment Ban LINK
  • VA: Fairfax County - Election Results May Be Delayed in Fairfax LINK
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