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'Daily Voting News' For January 13, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Recently it was revealed that the Humboldt Election Transparency Project had found that the county's Diebold/Premier voting system had lost 197 ballots. Today Kim Zetter of WiredBlog, in one of our featured articles, revealed that the GEMS audit logs not only don't answer questions about how the 197 ballots were lost but don't answer many questions at all. Zetter also reveals that the state of California is investigating the lost ballots and these "Greek" audit logs. One of the featured interviews in Zetter's article is with Doug Jones of Uof Iowa. His comments are discussed in our second featured article....
  • Featured - CA: Humboldt County - Voting Machine Audit Logs Raise More Questions about Lost Votes in CA Election LINK
  • Featured - National: UI's Jones on Diebold: "Totally Nuts" LINK
  • National: Editorial - The Voting Rights Act in the 21st century WE SAY The process of requiring preclearance for certain states will eventually become irrelevant. LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Complaint questions election approval LINK
  • CO: Senate panel backs Buescher Lawmakers are unanimous for the former legislator to be secretary of state. The full Senate may vote today. LINK
  • CO: Senate committee gives initial OK to Buescher LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Commissioners pay election tab that doubled LINK
  • MN: As judges named, Minn. Senate legal fight grows LINK
  • NJ: State approves paper trail for voting machines LINK
  • OH: Counties partially reimbursed for cost of paper ballots LINK
  • TX: Gregg County - County officials hear from voting machine expert LINK
  • WA: King County - Detectives investigating potential voter fraud on Craigslist Bid apparently made to sell ballot 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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