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Voting News: AZ, FL, TN vote probs. Harris TX voting equip burned up. EVM expert bailed out

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GA: Feds' approval of voter verification program could impact future elections
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/feds-approval-of-voter-602064.html
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. Department of Justice's approval, Georgia now has one of the toughest voter verification and ID systems in the country.

HI: Party ballots used in some races, not others, in primary
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races_not_others_in_primary.html http://tinyurl.com/2fvxhsp

HI: Feds Threaten Lawsuit Over Hawaii Elections
http://www.kitv.com/politics/24792515/detail.html
Hawaii Can't Meet 45-Day Rule For Overseas Voters

KY: Federal prosecutor: part of vote buying convictions for two in Clay County should be set asidehttp://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/101698668.html
The Lexington Herald reports the motion affects county clerk Freddy Thompson and former election commissioner Charles Wayne Jones.

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MD: Early voting: Fear vs. the facts
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/col/2010/08/29-36/Early-voting-Fear-vs-the-facts.html The electronic poll books are constantly updated, Torre said. You can go to any of the five early voting sites in the county. But if you vote in, say, Glen Burnie, you can't drive to Annapolis and vote again.

MI: Clerk asks for probe of Tea Party
click here
6c3b191240694950.txt http://tinyurl.com/36hako6
Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson on Tuesday requested the Oakland County Sheriff's Office investigate filings involving three candidates from the group Tea Party, which is seeking political party status on the November ballot.

NC: Buncombe may see first instant runoff voting
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100829/OPINION01/308290008/Buncombe-may-see-first-instant-runoff-voting

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NY: Your Ballot Designs, a Final Look
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/your-ballot-designs-a-final-look/
During the past week, after The Times's City Critic reviewed New York's new voting machines, City Room invited readers to reinvent the ballots and submit ideas for a better design.

PA: Third Parties Want Ballot Laws Changed
Sen. Folmer's Bill Would Set Standard Access For All Parties
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a5aabdd675534482.txt http://tinyurl.com/2wcpczh

TN: Lakewood claims fraud in 1-vote loss of charter*
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100827/NEWS01/100827077/2066/NEWS03
The city of Lakewood filed a lawsuit Friday claiming voter fraud and irregularities changed the outcome of an election that approved dissolving the city's charter by one vote.
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The lawsuit, filed in Chancery Court for Davidson County, claims more than a dozen people voted illegally in the Aug. 5 election that ended in a 400-399 tally to dissolve the charter and be governed by Metro.

TN: Voters demand accuracy that TVCA offered
http://blogs.tennessean.com/opinion/2010/08/26/voters-demand-accuracy-that-tvca-offered/
All Ten nesseans know we deserve fair and accu rate elec tions. The Tennessee Voter Confi dence would have given them to us. Instead, we are forced to vote on machines that make us sure of only one thing: that we are unsure about the accu racy of our elections.

TN: Ten Candidates File Suit as 'Massive Improprieties, Tampering' Seen in Shelby County, TN Electionhttp://www.bradblog.com/?p=8016

TN: Irregularities mar August vote*
New party control just brings new problems
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100827/OPINION01/8270331/1008
"¢ Rutherford County's early voting was closed on one Saturday when they were required to be open at least three hours.

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"¢ Several Maury County candidates' vote totals dropped after polls had closed on Aug. 5.

"¢ There was a break-in in Hardin County in West Tennessee and a computer glitch in Hawkins County in East Tennessee.

"¢ Worst by far, Shelby County's problems on Aug. 5 have spurred a Chancery Court lawsuit. There appears to be a discrepancy of nearly 7,000 between the Election Commission's count of participating voters and the certified vote count. In addition, there were complaints of wrong candidates' names appearing on touch-screen voting machines; missing vote batches; mishandling of provisional ballots; and allegations that election workers may have tried to remove computers with voter files on the machines five days after the election.

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