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Voting News: AR touchscreens flip votes. KY Election fraud claims. 1000s in PA could vote twice

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BRAD BLOG's Election Integrity Backgrounder for 'Super-ish Tuesday' 2010...
Excuses don't help: Votes flipped on Carroll Co Arkansas touchscreens...Sen Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) gets provisional ballot...Wrong ballot sent to thousands of Sonoma Co CA voters....Voter supression & fraud alleged in KY elections...1000s of Pennsylvania voters registered to vote in 2 counties...Philippines: Polls not fair, not honest, not peaceful...How UK counts votes in General Election...Video showing hot to hack India's voting machines...

All this and more in today's voting news below...

The BRAD BLOG's Election Integrity Backgrounder for 'Super-ish Tuesday' 2010...

AR: Vote-Flipping on ES&S Touch-Screens in Carroll County, AR, Reported by County ClerkCandidate, Circuit Court Judge

AR: Candidate sues over voting machine* (ES&S iVotronic with RTAL printer)
BERRYVILLE -- A candidate for county clerk filed a legal motion Friday, saying an electronic voting machine in the Carroll County clerk's office here was malfunctioning and asking that the rest of early voting be conducted at the paper ballot booths.
Kendrick's legal filing included an affidavit from Circuit Judge Kent Crow saying the judge voted May 4, touching the screen for Kendrick, but a check mark appeared for Correia. Crow said he thought he might have erred and he corrected it on the screen.

Ten days later, his secretary, Nadine Holland, had the same experience on the same machine, she said in her affidavit.

AR: Farmington Polling Place Problems Solved* (ES&S iVotronic)
The voting machines at Farmington Baptist Church were not working, causing all voters to have to use paper ballots. One person there said technical support staff had already been to the location to examine the voting machines and were on the way back to work on them again. As of 8 a.m. the machines were not working.
Washington County Election Commission fixed the problems before noon.

AR: TOTALS DOUBLE 2008: Early Voting Wraps Up
Early voting ended Monday with the number of votes cast more than doubling the 2008 presidential primary.

AR: Blanche Lincoln's Mix-Up At The Polls
... Lincoln's campaign hit a bit of a snag today when it momentarily forgot that she'd requested an absentee ballot in advance of today's primary election...

CA: Calif. bill increases scrutiny of voting systems(SB1404)
Companies that make the voting systems used throughout California would face fines if they fail to report problems quickly under a bill that has passed the state Senate.

CA: Printing error leads to ballot mistake in Sonoma County* printing error on absentee ballots sent out last week to Democratic voters in southern Sonoma County means that more than 15,000 voters will receive a second, corrected ballot this week.

The Mark West Union School District Measure C -- a ballot measure meant for voters in the Santa Rosa and Larkfield areas -- was included on absentee ballots sent to Democratic voters in the Petaluma and south county area, Sonoma County elections officials said Monday.

CA: Oceanside city clerk: Flier taints election info*

CA: Error in 10 million voter guides angers gubernatorial candidate*
Gubernatorial candidate Mohammad Arif of the Peace and Freedom Party is hopping mad that his name is misspelled on the state's official voter information guide for the..

CA: Political dirty trick played on San Jose City Council candidate Magdalena Carrasco
DA to investigate malicious campaign flier
In a political dirty trick aimed at discrediting City Council candidate Magdalena Carrasco with Vietnamese-American voters, an inflammatory mailer linking her to the communist regime in Vietnam landed in District 5 mailboxes over the weekend.

CO: Voting Changes Coming to Mesa County
don't show up to the Mesa Mall expecting to have your vote counted.

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