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'Daily Voting News' For November 10, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org A large majority of today's news comes from Sarasota Co., Florida where the voters won a referendum vote to require the county to provide a voting system that has paper and is verifiable. Unfortunately the voters spoke at the same time the machines decided not to count over 18,000 votes in a congressional race. / Polls were kept open late in Kane Co, Illinois, by court order, but now the state Supreme's are deciding if that judge overstepped in his court order. Many voters may now be disenfranchised. / Undervote rate for Florida attorney general in Sumter county was 22%; Lee was 18%; Charlotte was 21%. / In Benton Co. Arkansas a problem was found with the vote totals. They re-ran the ballots and the final results of 8 races changed. Another great election for ES&S...
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  • AR: 4 counties' tallies slow; votes called 2 days late LINK
  • AR: Benton County - Eight Losers Now Winners LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - Mixed Results for Sequoia Voting System LINK
  • CA: Mendocino County - County clerk reports memory card problem LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Zogby 'Exit Poll' of San Diego's CA50 Busby/Bilbray Election Shows 6-Point Distortion from Announced 'Results' LINK
  • CA: Tehama County - Glitch holds up Tehama results LINK
  • CO: Votes for Colorado secretary of state uncounted LINK
  • CO: Chafee County - Reno wants second BV vote center LINK
  • CO: Denver - Denver Auditor Wants To Scrap Election Commission LINK
  • CO: Denver Keeps Counting Votes On Holiday LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Remedy electronic voting's pitfalls Our opinion: Start with a mandatory paper trail for all elections. LINK
  • FL: Campbell says voters told him he wasn't on ballot LINK
  • FL: Voting problems hit 4 counties LINK
  • FL: In Florida, Echoes of 2000 as Vote Questions Emerge LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Did they or didn't they vote in race? LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Touch-screen debacle proves paper's value LINK
  • FL: Editorial – Sarasota County - Another Florida voting dispute LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - State closely eyes Sarasota recount, voting machines LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Once triggered, process can take awhile LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota elections office braces for 'intense' recount LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - North Port area had the most undervotes LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Bush: Undervotes in congressional race worth investigating LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Common Cause joins fray in 13th District LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - U.S. House staffers arrive for 13th District recount LINK
  • GA: Effingham County - Congressional race, computer problems put Effingham in spotlight LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Court: Kane's late ballots do not count yet LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Election Woes Drag On LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Disabled Voters Disappointed with Touch-screen Problems LINK
  • IN: Perry County - Computer glitch delays vote tally LINK
  • KY: Some kinks still in system LINK
  • KY: Madison County - Blending of voting machines slows tally process LINK
  • MD: Counting absentee ballots a record-breaking operation LINK
  • MO: Jefferson County - County clerk takes heat for voting snags LINK
  • MO: State: St. Louis County required unnecessary ID at polls LINK
  • NC: Pitt County - Paper balloting successful, officials say LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - Computer glitch eyed in vote woes LINK
  • OH: Election delays seen elsewhere, too LINK
  • OK: Why e-Voting stinks LINK
  • PA: Lawrence County - Machine malfunctions discussed LINK
  • PA: Mineral County - When given the choice, voters pick paper ballots LINK
  • PA: York County - York County 4th in voting hotline calls LINK
  • WY: Trauner looks for 38 votes LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

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