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'Daily Voting News' For October 31, 2008 - Morning Edition

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org 4 days until Election Day.

Georgia has, again, had problems with their voter registration database. This time there were between 500 and 1000 voters, depending on reports, who were left standing in line for two hours while they waited for Fulton Co. officials to reestablish connection with the state's computer system. This will be a huge problem on election day and may cause thousands of voters to give-up and go home. Let's hope not.

I never imagined that I would find myself agreeing with anything that John Fund had to say but in our 'Featured' article Fund wrote one graf that gives me hope for the guy. He said, "Independent, nonpartisan groups, as well as candidates and parties, should be authorized to appoint poll watchers to observe the election and the vote tabulation. All vendors who supply voting machines and computer software should be required to undergo investigation for financial security and integrity. Clear rules for identifying what constitutes a vote and procedures for contesting an election result must be developed by each state"....

  • Featured GA: Voting problems hit Atlanta's Adamsville Rec Center LINK
  • Featured - National: This election could be worse than 2000 Florida POINT OF VIEW Election system LINK
  • National: Top Officials 'Doing The Right Thing' For Voters LINK
  • National: Early & Absentee Voting Scandals in D.C. & L.A. LINK
  • National: Provisional Ballots Could Decide Election This Year LINK
  • National: Editorial - Won't get fooled again? LINK
  • National: When Bad Things Happen to Good Voters - A Tale of Two Students LINK
  • National: Legal volunteers hope to ensure a fair election LINK
  • National: Provisional balloting could slow elections Tabulation differences threaten election results LINK
  • CO: Colorado Agrees to Restore Voters to Rolls LINK
  • CO: Provisional ballots are piling up, but many may never be counted LINK
  • CO: Purged Colorado Voters Will Be Able to Vote LINK
  • CO: Summit County - Some Summit County ballots lost in the mail LINK
  • CT: UConn, MIT help tackle voting tech security LINK
  • FL: Avalanche of attorneys arrive to monitor state polls LINK
  • FL: Democrats join lawsuit to block GOP challenges to Florida voters LINK
  • FL: Democrats sue GOP over voter challenges LINK
  • FL: Greer jeers Dems lawsuit LINK
  • GA: Computer glitch leaves Atlanta voters waiting LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Party Call for Paper Ballots Election Night LINK
  • MO: Lawyers eye Missouri on Tuesday LINK
  • OH: Election results may not be in on Tuesday LINK
  • OH: Justice Dept. sides with Brunner on registrations LINK
  • OH: Fear of system crash halts Ohio registration-fraud check LINK
  • PA: Cortes Applauds Court's Ruling In Voter Fraud Suit LINK
  • PA: Cortes Says Court's Decision Affirms Department's Position in Voter Activity Case LINK
  • PA: Four Counties Ban Cameras From Voting Polls Cell Phone Cameras Banned, Too LINK
  • SC: Spartanburg County - Long line snaps in spat over vote LINK
  • TX: Vote is in for many Texans 1 million more have cast ballot than did by this point in 2004 LINK
  • TX: Bell County - Early voting totals reach record level LINK
  • VA: Virginia Election Board Counters Attempts to Mislead Voters LINK
  • VA: Va. GOP Fights Election Lawsuit Party Says NAACP's Bid for More Resources Favors Democrats LINK
  • VA: Dual registrations surface in Virginia Virginia voters have requested Pennsylvania absentee ballots. LINK
  • WA: King County - Election woes: Double ballots, uncertified machines LINK
  • WA: Tuesday election a huge test for King County after 2004 mistakes
  • If there's one thing King County election officials don't want, it's a repeat of 2004. The governor's race between Christine Gregoire and... LINK
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