All this and more in today's voting news below...
Voting as a deaf blind person (the challenges she faced)
So yeah- for the time being I'll still vote at the polls, however I reluctantly realize that my time is drawing near, much sooner than I care to admit, where I am probably going to have to retreat to the ranks of others who vote via absentee ballot in order to perform my duty as a citizen to vote.
AK: Miller Brings Alaska Senate Election Lawsuit To State Court
CA: San Leandro mayor's race drawing to a close
Santos has until Wednesday to challenge
CA: Our View: Of instant runoffs and our democracy (Pasadena)
When public records are withheld, they cease to be open public records. And with a trend in Colorado to prevent citizen and media oversight and verification of election results, the electorate should be asking, "Are these our elections?"
CO: SOS-elect Gessler dubbed "real activist in support of voter suppression'
CT: City agrees to unseal ballots for recount by Post, citizen groups(Bridgeport)
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-agrees-to-unseal-ballots-for-recount-by-826193.php A recount "will answer the questions that a lot of people are asking," said Luther Weeks, executive director of CTVotersCount.org and the CT Citizen Election Audit Coalition. "It will resolve those questions."
FL: Bucher changes mind: Now willing to fix voting system instead of buying new one
She said she is now telling the company that sold the county its equipment to show her modem options - options she had previously called too unreliable to trust with voting results.
Bucher said she's been told each modem would cost about $1,500 plus an install fee. She thinks she might need as many as 450 or 500.
FL: Osceola Complaint attached (Contest-of-Election Lawsuit)
This contest-of-election complaint (attached) filed yesterday in Osceola District Court includes absentee ballot fraud (individuals shown as having voted by absentee ballot who never voted; and people who voted for one candidate but are shown as voting for the other candidate); memory card failures; the forceful and extensive shaking of voting machines; the unlawful rejection of Provisional ballots; the failure to count military overseas ballots; the failure of the optical scans to read certain colors and types of ink; and much more.
GA: Fraudsters Target Absentee Ballots (McIntosh County)
http://www.gpb.org/news/2010/11/23/fraudsters-target-absentee-ballots The women were charged with three felony counts of mishandling absentee ballots, after a local postal worker tipped off authorities that one of them mailed a stack of ballots before the November 2nd general election.
Kemp says people trying to throw elections manipulate absentee ballots, more often in rural counties with smaller populations:
Guam: Amended Complaints Filed In Gutierrez Election Lawsuit
http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9544:amended-complaints-filed-in-gutierrez-election-lawsuit&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156 Read the Amended Complaint Filed in District Court
MA: Voter fraud charges alleged - Activist group singled out