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In Alaska, the write in votes favor Murkowski so Miller awaits the military ballots..Another bad idea for elections in the Ohio Dayton Daily News: "Unused paper ballots are big waste for Ohio". The Dayton DN editors should read the New Haven Register editorial: "Scrimping on ballots proved foolish"...Tennessee GOP requests investigation of possible voting machines tampering in Putnam Co...Clash over vote recount for NY 1st Congressional District...Philippine officials learn to use "glitch" now that they have computer vote counting...

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

AK: Alaska Senate Race Ballot Madness: The STRANGEST Write-In Votes (PHOTOS)

AK: Little Ammunition Found in Fight Over Alaska Votes
JUNEAU, Alaska -- The lawyers have started leaving.
With each passing day that election workers here in the state capital manually count write-in votes cast for Senator Lisa Murkowski, it appears increasingly likely that Alaskans spell too well for Mr. Miller's math to work

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AK: GOP Senate hopeful awaits military vote
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/14/politics-scene-360299773/ GOP nominee Joe Miller said he won't spend a lot of time, energy and effort fighting over ballots in Alaska's undecided U.S. Senate race if the math doesn't add up in his favor.

But Mr. Miller said Saturday that he won't make any announcements until after absentee ballots arrive next week from military voters - a constituency the Army veteran thinks could go heavily for him.

AK: Enough alreadyMiller campaign adviser has endless allegations but no evidence

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CA: Progress Update (Humboldt County Election Transparency Project)
Scanners have now reached the 100,000 images count for the November 2010 election.

This gives Cassidy 50.57% of the continuing ballots cast to 49.43% for Santos. There were 2,134 exhausted ballots out of 23,493 ballots cast and a total of 20,321 continuing ballots in the final round.

Santos has not conceded the race and has recommended that the San Leandro City Council revoke the ranked choice voting ordinance and that the City return to run-off elections.

KY: Recount Hearing Set in Boyd County
http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Boyd_County_Races_106585618.html There were only six votes separating him from the candidate who won the final commission seat.

MN: With Dayton's big lead, recount so far not mirroring '08
http://www.startribune.com/politics/recount/107613378.html "This number is virtually unchanged," said Ken Martin, Dayton's recount manager. "It will be mathematically impossible for Tom Emmer to overturn these results, barring some unforeseen problem."

MO: Voting Group Challenges State Senate Election; Wash. U. Students Turned Away at Polls http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/11 / v oting_group_challenges_state_senate_election_missouri.php

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In a statement yesterday on behalf of Advancement Project, St. Louis attorney Denise Lieberman (former legal counsel for the ACLU of Eastern Missouri), questioned why Washington University students who voted in the 2008 presidential election were turned away from the polls on November 2.

"We received reports that students who were duly registered and voted at the polling site on Washington University's campus as recently as two years ago could not be found on the voter rolls at all, were turned away without being directed to their correct polling location and were expressly refused provisional ballots," said Lieberman.

NC: Etheridge still trails Ellmers by 1,489 votes
Historically, recounts have rarely changed election results in North Carolina, especially when the margin was as wide as that facing Etheridge.
Johnnie McLean, the deputy director of the State Board of Elections, said planning for a recount will start on Monday. A winner will not be formally declared until Nov. 23.

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