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Voting News: SC-Greene voters blues. 1000s of CA mail ballots dont count. HAVAs real scandal

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A Greene voter admits:"I had just never heard of either of these guys and it never occurred to me that anything like this could happen or my vote and that...our votes would contribute to South Carolina being the butt of a joke again.."..Thousands of California mail ballots too late: Riverside Co.-20,000, Sacramento- 2,053, El Dorado -750, Yolo- 408, Napa- 125, LA - 653...Iowa mispent $575K of HAVA funds ."But the real scandal was the money that was 'properly' spent on touchscreen voting machines that have since been scrapped."says Jerry Depew, IowaVoters .."..the rush to adopt paperless, non-auditable electronic voting machines has subverted trust in the process and outcome of elections."~Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Network World

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AL: Recount, runoff cause controversy
MONTGOMERY -- A recount of the June 1 Republican gubernatorial primary will begin in Etowah County and in other counties today but the recount and a July 13 GOP runoff are mired in controversy by the parties involved.
James' campaign spokesman Brett Hall said the campaign is sending checks to all 67 counties to cover the expense of a recount, estimated to be about $200,000.

CA: Thousands of mailed ballots too late to be counted in California*
(Late by county breakdown)

CA: Verifying vote-by-mail ballots is vital but time-consuming As of Friday, more than 50 of the state's 58 county elections offices had more than 1 million ballots combined still to verify

CA: More mail-in votes counted, election results largely unchanged
Santa Cruz. At least 11,000 ballots still need to be counted, County Clerk Gail Pellerin reported Monday. The county has until July 6 to report official results, and elections officials don't expect to update the tally until closer to that deadline.

CA: Miscommunication with post office cited for 12,500 late ballots*
A miscommunication between Riverside County and the U.S. Postal Service may have led to as many as 12,500 ballots arriving too late to be legally counted, officials said Monday.

CA: In our opinion - Bring back the polls If anyone needed any more proof that mail-in balloting is not needed or wanted in Mendocino County, check the numbers.
Some 10,559 voters who no longer have a polling place to go to actually took their mail-in ballots and dropped them at a polling place on Election Day.
That's over half (55.5 percent) of the mail-in ballots used in this election

CA: Stanislaus County clerk reviews ballots
It's also reviewing about 1,900 provisional, military, damaged and absentee ballots. It's unlikely that the tallies will sway any races

CA: Count continues
LAKE COUNTY -- The registrar of voters said there's no "funny business" going on and it's normal to have unprocessed votes after Election Day, in this case 3,766 votes, including provisional ballots.

The Registrar of Voters Office is continuing to count 3,081 vote-by-mail ballots turned in at the polls and office or received in the mail on Election Day or the day before, Registrar of Voters Diane Fridley said. Another 148 votes cast on the electronic voting machines are waiting to be processed and counted along with 537 provisional ballots

CA: Registrar's resignation sought over vote-counting delay(Riverside)
Forty-three percent of the votes cast in the election remained to be counted the day after the election. Most were vote-by-mail ballots that voters put in the mail the prior weekend. 20,000 were "quarantined' and not counted because they failed to reach the county election headquarters by the time the polls closed Tuesday evening.

CA: Coachella Valley political organizations call for registrar's resignation
The Palm Springs Lincoln Club and Democrats of the Desert are calling on Riverside County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore to resign after years of slow returns and complaints alleging election law violations.

CA: Supe runner-up too close to call
Last Tuesday's primary election for Santa Clara County Supervisor District 1 has gotten a second wind in the race for second best.
With roughly 7,000 provisional ballots in Santa Clara County left to be counted..

CA: As California Counts More Votes, Proposition 14 Margin Drops

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