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'Daily Voting News' For August 03, 2006

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

Chris Zachmeyer, executive director of the Catskill Center For Independence, said Tuesday that voting-machine manufacturers have tried to contribute money to her organization, which has given testimony on which voting machines Otsego County should buy. / The final results of the Connecticut primary, on Aug. 8, may not be reported until Aug. 25 depending on how close the races are. The reason is an agreement between the state and the DoJ over late mailing, or lack of mailing, of ballots to the military voters. / A federal judge agreed with the DoJ and stripped voter registration duties from the Alabama SoS and gave them to the Gov. This was done because the state does not yet have a viable voter registration data base. When will the same happen in other states where there is no viable data base, i.e. Washington, California, Maine, New York? / Tennessee Governor Phil Brednesen when asked about the new voting machines he used for the first time today, "I'll probably hear about that from whoever makes the machines, but I voted this morning. I have to be honest, I didn't care for it that much. The machines were complicated. I'm fairly computer-literate, and there were a couple issues that I found confusing, and I think there's going to be some elderly people who have trouble with it. More than that, I didn't like the lack of privacy. I was just standing there, kind of in the middle of the floor voting at my voting place. At one point, one of the poll workers walked behind me and certainly could see whatever I had on the screen at that point. I really believe in the secret ballot, and people are entitled to that. I think that's very fixable, but something I didn't like about it this morning"....

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  • AL: Judge Denies Motions to Intervene by Dems and Appoints Riley Special Master LINK


  • AL: Editorial - Strong-Arming the Vote LINK


  • AR: Committeee Accepts Election Report's Recommendations LINK


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  • AZ: Security of Vote Machines Still In doubt LINK


  • CA: Voting Security Attacked In Court Again LINK


  • CA: Do The Secretary of State's Voter Registration Database Restrictions Violate Federal Law LINK


  • CA: Kern County - Locals appear before state elections panel, discuss primary voting woes LINK


  • CT: State Tries To Avoid Florida-Type Chaos LINK


  • IN: 1 million voters may not live at registered address LINK


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  • IN: Nearly 5,000 duplicate voter registrations eliminated LINK


  • IN: Wayne County - Pilot program would reduce polling places from 31 to 4 LINK


  • KS: Crawford County - Things go 'very well' with new voting machines (AutoMark) LINK


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