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AK: The Election that Won't End
Alaska officials had anticipated three days of counting
ballots, but now they say they'll be tallying write-in votes through the end of
next week. Welcome to Alaska elections.
Officials hope to finish counting all the votes cast at
precincts on Election Day by Sunday afternoon. But then they'll start counting
15,000 early votes, more than 30,000 absentee votes and over 10,000 challenge
ballots. They won't certify this election until after Thanksgiving.
CA: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Officials pledge accurate final vote count
CA: Garcia: Ranked-choice voting an undemocratic nightmare (opinion)
CA: More than a week after the election, San Leandro has a mayor: Stephen Cassidy
FL: Supervisor of Elections finds box of 500 uncounted absentee ballots*
Discovery could skew School Board, Lake Worth Commission, Riviera Beach marina votes
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-10/news/fl-palm-ballots-found-20101110_1_ballots-local-races-results In a county known for hanging chads, slow recounts and chaotic elections, the marathon recount for the Palm Beach County School Board District 6 seat has started to carve its own place in history.
KY: Candidate says voting machines may have been tampered with* (Shouptronic 1242)
_been_tampered_with_107074553.html http://tinyurl.com/25fct95 Perry County. However, on Monday, he says several candidates who lost their races came to his office and told him some voting machines may have been rigged.
"That the light would light up for a different candidate, or they would have to push a button several times for the candidate they wanted to vote for, the light would shine up beside of that," said David Sandlin, Perry County PVA candidate.
"The conduct that occurred here was an attempt to suppress voter turnout,"
NC: North Carolina Voting Machines Lessons Learned, Part Two
When I say "flakey voting machine" I simply mean that the machine in question is prone to mis-behavior that leaves the voter with low confidence that their votes were recorded correctly.
"This is not your typical iPhone running an award-winning iPhone app...but rather a somewhat hastily-assembled system created about 8 years ago to cheaply and quickly get to market to be the first to soak up HAVA funding."
NC: On Veterans Day, thanking N Carolina State Board of Elections for helping troops vote http://ncvoters.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-veterans-day-thanking-n-carolina_11.html