All this and more in today's voting news below...
AK: Judge allows Murkowski to participate in election challenge
AR: Man Linked To Explosive Device Found At Polling Place Arrested
http://www.4029tv.com/r/26020238/detail.html ...members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mark Krause, a 40-year-old Arkansas man, in connection with an explosive device found at a polling place in Osage, Ark., in Carroll County in June 2010.
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Registrars-busy-Monday-mayoral-panel-recount-864481.php The Connecticut Post and the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, which were granted access to the election materials by the city, will finish compiling the recount data over the next day or two. Meanwhile, the registrars are inspecting the figures -- which were broken up by voting district and ballot type -- and raising any concerns they have before the numbers are made public.
CT: Just who are the people counting the ballots? (in Bridgeport)
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Just-who-are-the-people-counting-the-ballots-860614.php Most of them are members of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, which joins the League of Women Voters in Connecticut, Common Cause, CTVoters.org and Connecticut Citizen Action Group.
CT: End in sight as Bridgeport recount breaks for the weekend
http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/End-in-sight-as-Bridgeport-recount-breaks-for-the-859431.php While finalizing the recount numbers from one district, Weeks compared his team's numbers for photocopied ballots with the city's figures. He showed the comparison to Santa Ayala, Bridgeport's Democratic registrar of voters. The numbers weren't in alignment, so the two agreed to check for a recounting fault.
KS: Coalition says proposed voter ID law is costly, unneeded
MN: Emmer Zooms in on Voter Database in Minn. Gov Race
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1869158.shtml?cat=1 But routine post-election updates to the system won't be completed anytime soon. And officials caution that the system can't be used the way Emmer wants - to pair the number of votes and eligible voters.
NC: McCullough overtakes Thigpen in NC court race
Nearly complete results from the instant runoff race for the North Carolina Court of Appeals show the second-place candidate overtaking the leading candidate from the first round of voting. (goes from 100,000 votes ahead to 6,700 votes behind)
NC: N. Carolina GOP to push for voter photo IDs
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/06/1959602/nc-gop-to-push-for-voter-photo.html Republicans who take control of the General Assembly in January want to make North Carolina the 10th state requiring voters to show a driver's license or other photo ID. House leaders hope to pass a bill in their first 100 days
NJ: Jurors in voter fraud trial involving Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small caught in legal marathonhttp://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic_city/article_9eebd822-00d4-11e0-95de-001cc4c03286.html There are 760 people on the witness list.
http://tinyurl.com/23lb58p ...challenge includes allegations of illegal electioneering tactics, equipment difficulty - with one machine already the subject of an earlier court order, and denial of voter access.
NY: NEW YORK JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF MACHINE COUNTS
http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/?p=3669 The Democrats were seeking a full recount of all optical scan machines because apparently the 3% post election recount showed that some ballots were not counted -"there were more ballots in the box than counted by the machine.
NY: 7th SD: Johnson files appeal