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Brad Friedman writes "Why Joe Miller is right to call for a 'hand count' in Alaska's Senate Race"...Clarification - Bridgeport Questions its Legal Authority to Revisit Balloting"...Bad news: "Palm Beach County Elections Chief Susan Bucher wants to retry touch-screen voting" & she promises to lobby legislature to bring back touchscreens...Meanwhile, touchscreen vote flipping was cited in a demand for new election for North Carolina House District 45...

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


AK: Miller seeks to stop Alaska Senate election certification
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/10370038/article-Miller-seeks-to-s top-Alaska-Senate-election-certification-?instance=home_news_window_left_top_1
The GOP candidate in the Alaska U.S. Senate race asked a federal judge Thursday for a preliminary injunction stopping officials from certifying the election.

An attorney for Joe Miller sought the injunction as part of a previous lawsuit challenging write-in ballots for Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent senator.

AK: Murkowski triumphs in Alaska Senate race
Alaska's Murkowski appears to be first write-in candidate to win Senate since 1954
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2013461497_murkowski18.html
The state Republican Party, which backed Miller, called the race for Murkowski and asked him to withdraw.

AK: Joe Miller May Seek 'Hand Count' in Alaska's U.S. Senate Race - He'd Be Wise To Do Sohttp://www.bradblog.com/?p=8199 A fully transparent reconciliation would well serve democracy, particularly given AK's dreadful election history..

AK: Alaska is not Florida
http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111710/sta_737414986.shtml 
State officials say they are using the "voter intent" standard adopted by Alaska courts over the years.

CA: State GOP will go after Contra Costa County election officials
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16640379?nclick_check=1 
The California Republican Party says it will pursue its lawsuit against Contra Costa County over whether election count observers have the right to challenge specific signatures on vote-by-mail ballots, calling it a critical statewide issue.

CA: Citizens picked to draw political boundaries
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/11/citizens-picked-to-draw-political-boundaries.html  
State officials Thursday selected a handful of everyday Californians to tackle the politically incendiary task of redrawing the state's voting districts -- a job that voters decided to take away from political insiders.

CO: Final election results in Colorado expected by Friday
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16632233 

CO: Crippled hand count and recount
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20101118/LETTER/101119860/1020&ParentProfile=1061  
The court-ordered count is deliberately crippled. It is limited to solely adding counts to Curry's total. In Eagle during this "examination" judges noticed an uncounted vote for Roger Wilson -- the box was fully filled in -- but in pencil. It remains uncounted as probably others also are...

CT: BRIDGEPORT QUESTIONS ITS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REVISIT BALLOTING
http://scullycommunications.com/archives/1199 Bridgeport city officials say they are not "refusing" to participate in a recount of their troubled election night voting precincts but rather doubt their legal authority to do so. Such an undertaking would also create a logistical nightmare, they say.

CT: Two weeks after election, Bridgeport voters still frustrated
http://www.ctmirror.org/story/8480/two-weeks-later-bridgeport-voters-still-frustrated-about-election  

FL: GOP state senator says he'll support Brown's lawsuit
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-11-18/gop-state-senator-says-hell-support-browns-lawsuit  at least one Republican state senator says he will help a Democrat, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Jacksonville, in her quest to derail a constitutional amendment that would change the way political boundaries are drawn.

FL: Palm Beach County Elections Chief Susan Bucher wants to retry touch-screen voting http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/palm-beach-county-elections-chief-susan-bucher-wants-1056815.html She is beginning to look at new equipment - both touch screen and not - but prefers touch screens and said that County Commissioner Karen Marcus will lobby the state legislature to make them an option again.

FL: Watch Palm Beach County elections supervisor's live interview
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/watch-palm-beach-county-elections-supervisors-live-interview-1054718.html 

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