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'Daily Voting News' For May 03, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

“The last-minute nature of the entire process presented by ES&S has eroded voter confidence, unnecessarily, and will make our election procedure suspect,” Kanawha County (WV) Commission President Kent Carper wrote. Among the news of problems in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and Tennessee is the news from Pima County, Arizona where they have decided to cancel a $2M order with Diebold because of questions about the reliability of their machines. In Clark County Indiana we get this quote from Ken Fields of ES&S, ""For some reason, it's not functioning," Fields said."We're confident the votes are being tabulated correctly, but the reporting function" didn't operate as the company wanted." Ireland has apparently finally decided that e-voting is "dead in the water". Two headlines in the same paper on two articles released at the same time: "Snafus plague new digital ballot system" and "Glitches mar Ohio's first punch-card free election". As of 5PM Pac. votes were still being tallied in Cuyahoga Co., OH....

  • AR: Train Wreck - New Machines Out For Most Early Voting LINK


  • IN: Allen County – Train Wreck - Wayne, Adams votes go AWOL as officials scramble for answers (MicroVote) LINK


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  • IN: Boone County – Train Wreck - What should have been an early tally turned into a late night ordeal in the Boone County Clerk’s office Tuesday after a series of poll worker blunders slowed primary tabulations to a crawl. LINK


  • IN: Clark County – Train Wreck - Computers in Clark County were having trouble reading results brought in from voting machines. Results were being read to a woman who was manually typing them in. (ES&S) LINK


  • IN: Clark County – Train Wreck - Computer woes slow vote count (ES&S) LINK


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  • IN: Clark County – Train Wreck - System failure leads to manual count of precincts (ES&S) LINK


  • IN: Grant County – Train Wreck - Election roundup: Tabulation error keeps office busy (MicroVote) LINK


  • IN: Hamilton County – Train Wreck - Printer problem delays voting results (MicroVote) LINK


  • IN: Jackson County – Train Wreck - Computer glitch delayed final tally until early today LINK


  • IN: Jackson County – Train Wreck - Problems with new voting machines slow election results LINK


  • IN: Lake County – Train Wreck - County results not expected until after midnight (MicroVote) LINK


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  • IN: Parke County – Train Wreck - Problems plague polls in Parke County (ES&S) LINK


  • IN: Vigo County – Train Wreck - 25 percent of Vigo County voters cast ballots in primary LINK


  • MI: Barry County – Train Wreck - Glitch hits Barry County voting machines (Diebold) LINK


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