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'Daily Voting News' For November 12, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org One of the benefits of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 is supposed to be that voters with disabilities can now vote without assistance and in private. It is supposed to be that way but, in truth, it is not. Many federal, state and county election officials don't seem to care that special voting machines don't comply with federal law, that they are not set-up on election day, or that they just don't work and poll workers have no idea how to make them work. It is as if those machines are a hindrance that some federal law requires be at the polls. Our featured article tells the stories of a couple voters with disabilities and their travails at the polls last week....
  • Featured - National: More Election Stories: Double Trouble LINK
  • National: A Preliminary Analysis of OVL Voting Equipment Reports LINK
  • National: Is Voting Reform On The Horizon? LINK
  • AK: Candidates await today's vote count 30 PERCENT: Stevens' fate rests in thousands of uncounted ballots. LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - The County's Response to Our Election-Integrity Coverage and a Response to That LINK
  • CO: Changes in elections sought A state panel will start looking today at how to improve the system. LINK
  • CO: Panel to look at paper ballots, all-mail voting LINK
  • CT: Secretary Of The State, Town Clerks Open To Explore Early Voting LINK
  • GA: GOP wants to protect right to vote - for right people LINK
  • GA: Trust but verify LINK
  • GA: Georgia Military Vet, American Born, Was Flagged As Non-Citizen LINK
  • GA: Georgia's "Non-Citizen" Voting Controversy: A Recap LINK
  • KS: Crawford County - Election results counted again, but race remains unresolved LINK
  • KS: Crawford County - 1 recount down, another possible LINK
  • MI: Clerks report few voting glitches LINK
  • MN: A pre-count for the Coleman-Franken recount LINK
  • MN: What's happening in Minnesota? part 6 LINK
  • MN: National Republican Party Creates Conspiracy Site, Claims 'Stolen Election' in MN's U.S. Senate Race LINK
  • MO: Show Me the Votes: The Ongoing Presidential Election Tally in Missouri LINK
  • OH: Study Voting System in Ohio LINK
  • TX: Harris County - Dems sue registrar over votes for judges Bettencourt gets flak for uncounted provisional ballots LINK
  • TX: Harris County - Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Provisional Ballots LINK
  • TX: Harris County - Leftover ballots could switch 2 county judicial races LINK
  • VA: Pittsylvania County - Voting machine mistake mars treasurer's election LINK
  • Washington DC: More DC Voting Problems LINK
  • Washington DC: Cheh Presses Sequoia on Voting Machines LINK
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