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Voting News: Cancel the Voting Machines? Lost Voters, Lost Votes. MontCo PA blames voters

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In "Cancel the Voting Machines?" The Brian Leher show discusses NY voting machine problems...RivCo CA gets more voting machines, keeps registrar...MontCo PA officials blame voters for lost votes...Huffington Post is running internet vote vendor Scytl's press release as an editorial. The "piece" touts internet voting as getting rid of hanging chads or any other problem. The piece doesn't mention Scytl's involvement in Finland's failed i-voting experiment in 2008....Lost voters, lost votes? In 2008, an estimated 1.9 million voters did not cast a ballot for one simple and solvable reason: they did not know where to go...

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

AZ: Computer glitch causes errors in Mesa voter information
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/07/14/20100714mesa-voter-information-glitch.html

A glitch in a computer program created inaccurate information in voter registration records at the Maricopa County Recorder's Mesa office in recent weeks.

Yvonne Reed, communications director for the Maricopa County Elections Department, said the problem was traced to a program installed in the Mesa terminals and has been corrected.

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CA: REGION: Riverside County to invest in election equipment
SUPERVISORS CONSIDER VOTE COUNTERS FOR EACH POLLING PLACE
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CA: Registrar to stay, $650,000 to go
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to+stay+++650+000+to+go http://is.gd/dtC4i

CA: District elections blocked by San Mateo supervisors
http://www.examiner.com/x-1891-San-Mateo-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2010m7d13-District-Elections-Blocked-by-San-Mateo-Supervisors...denying county voters the option to vote on a local ballot measure to change the way in which supervisors are elected..

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DC: Moten urges Fenty to veto vote-buying bill
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2010/07/moten_urges_fenty_to_veto_vote.html
...ally of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is calling on the mayor to veto a D.C. Council bill approved Tuesday that would make it a local crime to pay someone to vote.

FL: Seminole County amps up voting technology
http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2010/07/14/4c3e22269aac2

GA: St. Marys voters to consider majority elections
Plurality decides races now, but a referendum could change all that.
http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-07-13/story/st-marys-voters-consider-majority-elections

IL: Illinois Republican Party is Victim of 2009 "Anti-Slating" Law
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/07/15/illinois-republican-party-is-victim-of-2009-anti-slating-law/

IL: Polling place privacy -- a good idea, long overdue
http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2010/07/primary.html

IL: State's attorney election trial begins
http://register-news.com/local/x536262299/States-attorney-election-trial-begins
MT. VERNON -- The Jefferson County State's Attorney election contest trial started on Tuesday, with a parade of witnesses who voted in the Nov. 4, 2008, election being called by former candidate Nicole Villani.
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During his opening statements on Tuesday, Villani's attorney, Morris Lane Harvey, claimed there was "such a pervasive practice of irregularities in that precinct from start to finish ... that Mt. Vernon 12 precinct in relation to votes cast on election day, should not be counted at all."

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MD: Baltimore County Man Cited For Election Sign
http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/24250565/detail.html
County Says Campaign Poster 'Too Big'
...
Stouten got creative and cut the big sign down into four pieces -- each under 8 square feet -- and put the sign back up.

MI: Tea Party Appears to Qualify for the Michigan Ballot
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/07/14/tea-party-appears-to-qualify-for-the-michigan-ballot/

MN: Pawlenty: Investigate felon votes in Senate race
http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/98472564.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUqEiaDUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

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