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'Daily Voting News' For June 9, 2006

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

Alameda Co. California supervisors voted 3 to 2 to purchase Sequoia voting machines. Of the 3 yes votes one supervisor said "I have no idea what's happening here - I have no idea what you're talking about" before he voted 'Yes'. One other said, "I must admit I don't have a clue what to do" and "I feel like I'm in the twilight zone" before she voted 'Yes'. / At least one journalist got it right when he mentions all of the press about how Alameda's hand counting of paper ballots was going to delay election results for the whole state. It was, pure and simple, a ploy to put pressure on some supervisors to buy new machines / State investigators have investigated how Kern Co., California voters could have gone to the polls and been asked to use last years memory cards, which did not work. Voters were then directed to use paper ballots until they were exhausted. Voters were then asked to come back later. / Pulaski Co., Arkansas decided to eschew the ES&S ballot programming for their optical-scan machines and they did their own. / "Someone else should administer the election? How can they even stand up there with any credibility and talk about that stuff?" Carlo Loparo in defense of his boss, Blackwell keeping control of elections in Ohio as he runs for Governor. ...

  • AR: Train Wreck - Election Problems Persist For Eight Counties LINK

  • AR: Pulaski County - Officials say voter turnout for primary run-off
    weak throughout Pulaski County LINK

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  • CA: Alameda County Train Wreck - Ballots Found In Warehouse; Mayoral Race Still In Doubt LINK

  • CA: Kern County Train Wreck - Election snafu under investigation LINK

  • CA: San Diego County Train Wreck The Diebold Machine Sleepovers at Poll Workers Houses... LINK

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  • IN: Madison County Train Wreck - County to pay part of Anderson recount LINK

  • NAtional: Verified Voting's Preliminary Summary Shows Diebold Equipment Vulnerabilities Affect 27 States LINK

  • NAtional: Diebold Equipment Vulnerabilities Affect 27 States LINK

  • NAtional: Inquiry Finds Problems in 2004 Election LINK

  • NAtional: Counties reduce, move polling sites to comply with federal law LINK

  • NAtional: Too Much, Too Fast, More Than They Can Chew LINK

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  • AL: Barbour County - Election machines stolen LINK

  • CA: Alameda County - County Supes Approve Sequoia Voting Contract LINK

  • CA: Alameda County - Undercurrents: Reporting on Alameda County 's Election 'Delay ' LINK

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