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General News    H3'ed 5/28/10

Voting News: WV overseas internet election-54 votes for 5 counties, cost about $75,000

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Hale Co Alabama officials worry absentee mail ballot fraud is back...Vote totals were off, Caroll Co Arkansas officials recounted the votes after a power surge that may have skewed the election day results...Allegations of fraud and irregularities fly back and forth in Lucas Co Ohio...York County official says evidence anything with Newberry Twp. voting machines in spite of reports that least one machine froze up...Trial focuses on murky mail-in ballot methods in Fort Worth TX...The WVA SoS considers 5 county internet overseas voting pilot a success where 54 ballots were cast, & may have cost $75-$150K...

All this and more in todays voting news below...

AL: Hale County officials worry voter fraud is back
Faye Cochran, head of the Hale County Board of Registrars, said many of those casting absentee ballots got help from a man convicted of voter fraud in 1998 and a woman now awaiting trial on voter fraud charges.

AR: Ballots recounted, runoff voting begins*
Carroll County BERRYVILLE -- Certification of election results from the May 18 Preferential Primary are set to take place today.
Thrown into the mix at the last minute was a re-run of election day paper ballots. That process was ordered for yesterday evening because of a discrepancy discovered during the vote count reconciliation process.

According to Election Coordinator Bethe Henley, paper tapes taken off the 650 paper ballot vote-counting machine showed there was a possible power surge during the ballot count on election eve, May 18.

She said the power surge might have affected the count.

AZ: Court ruling OKs Ariz. law on non-voting by felons
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TUCSON - Arizona's law barring convicted felons from voting until after they've served their sentences has been upheld in court.

CA: Tuteur agrees to fix mistake
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doc4bfdd1a257b90439850820.txt Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur will reverse course on correcting the mistaken listing of a Democratic candidate for state Senate as a Republican.

Tuteur said he will send all 69,000 registered voters in Napa County a correction postcard

CA: Sutter Creek homeowner claims harassment over voter registration(Amador Co)

CA: MontereyVote June 22, Special Primary Election for vacancy on Senatorial District 15. Do you live in the District? See the map at:

CA: Prop. 15: Public finance of state elections(video available)
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- On June 8, California voters will decide whether to pass Proposition 15. Backers call it the "Fair Elections Act." It's designed to get politicians out of the fundraising game. But opponents say it could cost taxpayers.

CA: California Bill to Use Instant Runoff Voting in Special Legislative Elections Does Not Pass Fiscal Committee

IA: Only one vote cast at Luther satellite station; cost is $500

NC: Dead people haunt county's voter rolls
BAYBORO. The Board of Elections, comprised of Democrats David Cox and Ed Credle and Republican Judith Smith, agreed "probable cause' exists to nix at least six former voters including one who apparently died in 2003.

NM: Justice Department to Monitor Elections in New Mexico

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