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Voting News: SC Lawmaker: probe Primary, 2 other races. Monroe KY vote buying conspiracy

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Sen Clyburn suspects a "plant": Alvin Greene,unknown & who did not campaign, won the South Carolina Dem primary for US Senate. Unemployed & with only $114 in campaign acct, Greene paid a $10,440 filing fee. Greene received 100,233 votes. Vic Raul, who did campaign, is an ex-judge, has served 4 terms in the state leg received 69,771..Garland Co AR voting lawsuit dropped...Indictments in Monroe Co.KY vote buying scheme..West Virginia SoS Tennant touts "high participation rate" for the overseas internet pilot but only 54 ballots cast from 5 counties..CT Voter asks "How's that votie integrity thing goin' for us?".. India says no to internet voting..

Editor Note - I made a mistake yesterday, attributed Saugatuck article to PA state, but should be MI. Corrected and reposted today. Thanks for letting me know any errors you see!

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


AL: James seeks statewide recount(paper ballots according to Verified Voting)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100610/NEWS/100609548/1007/NEWS02?Title=James-seeks-statewide-recount Tuscaloosa County's recount for the governor's race in the Republican primary will begin Monday morning, said Jim Zeanah, chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Republican Executive Committee.

James will have to pay for the recount in each county. James decided to go statewide after the 40 counties' proposed recount costs came in below the campaign's anticipated budget of $200,000, spokesman Brett Hall said.

AR: UPDATE: Garland County voting lawsuit dropped
http://arkansasnews.com/2010/06/10/lawyer-considers-dropping-garland-county-voting-lawsuit/

"Since Mr. Tapp resigned as chairman, coupled with the limited remedies, we decided to " dismiss the case," Hooten said today.

AR: Garland County: Tapp Resigns, Not Over Yet
http://bluearkansasblog.com/?p=3072 One of the better things that has come out of this is the real mandate for election reform in this state. Not only were problems reported in Garland County in the runoff, but there were some really bizarre things that happened in Monroe County in the initial primary.

AZ: Activist U.S. Supreme Court Demolishes AZ's 'Clean Elections' Law,
States Rights http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7888

CA: Monterey County election done, but counting ballots remains
http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_15268353?nclick_check=1
County registrar Linda Tulett estimated Wednesday there are about 24,000 ballots remaining to be counted -- mail ballots turned in at the polls Tuesday and...

CA: Registrar moves to 24-hour operation to finish count
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100610/NEWS03/100610017/County-to-go-over-election-procedures-with-a-fine-tooth-comb- Riverside County Registrar Barbara Dunmore said her office is moving to a 24-hour operation and hopes to have all the 106,000 outstanding ballots counted by noon Friday.

CA: 43% of Riverside County ballots uncounted
http://www.inlandnewstoday.com/story.php?s=14631

CA: County's vote tally slowest in state
106,000 ballots have yet to be tallied by registrar
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100610/NEWS0301/6100307/County-s-vote-tally-slowest-in-state

In a release, Registrar Barbara Dunmore said nearly 30,000 vote-by-mail ballots were dropped off at polling places Tuesday. Another 40,000 were received in the two days before the election.

CA: 26,000 mail-in ballots yet to be tallied in county
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100609/ARTICLES/100609497/1350?Title=Ballots-remain-uncounted&tc=ar Sonoma County

CA: POLLING PLACES THAT DON'T OPEN ON TIME
http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/?p=3238

CA: Controversy surrounds Fresno council runoffs
http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/06/09/1964376/controversy-surrounds-fresno-council.html
Medical-marijuana clinic owner Rick Morse has said he brought a group of homeless people to vote and offered to buy them hamburgers, but not in exchange for votes for any candidate...
The allegations come on the heels of another claim against Briggs -- that he doesn't live in the district. He says he lives in an apartment owned by a longtime...

CT: GOP Head: Wife's signature forged
http://www.thehour.com/printstory/487597/ Norwalker Patricia Risley says she didn't sign a petition endorsing Easton Republican Tom Herrmann's request for a primary election for the 4th Congressional District seat.

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