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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.

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AK: Murkowski triumphs in Alaska Senate race
Alaska's Murkowski appears to be first write-in candidate to win Senate since 1954
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
State officials say they are using the "voter intent" standard adopted by Alaska courts over the years.

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CA: State GOP will go after Contra Costa County election officials
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
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

CO: Crippled hand count and recount
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...

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

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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

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