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'Daily Voting News' For November 17, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of There must be a stop to corporate involvement in the elections process. Reports like those coming from Delaware Co, Indiana where the vendor sells, maintains, programs, and tests the equipment and then does on tabulation, are all too prevalent. An attorney for the company has even gone so far as to suggest that county officials and candidates sign a document to release the company from any fault caused by their work. Simply unbelievable! / Next week the court will be brought further into the Sarasota Co., Florida issue. Expect to see challenges filed by the Dems. for their candidate, Jennings, and also VoterAction, CommonCause, ACLU Florida, EFF, and others for the voters. VoterAction needs help with the work they are doing in Florida right now. Please visit them at and consider helping them to help our democracy....
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  • NAtional: Denver Councilwoman Rodriguez Recommended for EAC Position LINK
  • NAtional: Council member up for U.S. job Rosemary Rodriguez has been suggested for a seat on the federal Elections Assistance Commission. LINK
  • AR: Benton County - Commission Releases Fourth Version Of Results Files Found In Back Room Had Never Been Counted LINK
  • AR: Benton County - More votes found in recount LINK
  • CA: Riverside County ┬ľ Opinion - What sense of urgency? LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - 100,000 ballots uncounted ABSENTEE VOTES: Riverside County election staff is inundated as eight races still await resolution. LINK
  • CO: Montrose County - ELECTION 2006 Voting Snafus Lead to Investigation Of Montrose County Election LINK
  • FL: Voting blunder puts Florida in spotlight again LINK
  • FL: Did Florida Foul Another Ballot? LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Lawyers clash over D-13 recount, audit LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Democrat's attorney: Republican is delaying voting machine audit LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Florida beings 'meaningless ritual' of vote recount LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Veracity of voting machines questioned amidst recount LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - 'Paper' vote recount: Is it just for show? In a warehouse in Sarasota, a group of people conducted a recount that one voting expert called 'a meaningless ritual.' LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Partisan tone growing As vote tally appears to change little, parties consider their options LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Crowd likes the idea of a District 13 revote LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voting problem could go unsolved A Sarasota audit will check touch-screen functions, but it won't trace voters' steps. LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota voters vent about ballots LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voter complaints, confusion voiced LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Partisan tone growing As vote tally appears to change little, parties consider their options LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Official wants voting probe LINK
  • IN: Delaware County - Final Delaware ballots to be counted today LINK
  • IN: Grant County - Harris still ahead in House District 31 race, but margin narrows LINK
  • IN: Grant County - Count, count again Missing votes change margins, not winners, but more recounts loom LINK
  • IN: Opinion - Lake County has a deadline to resolve election problems LINK
  • LA: St Landry Parish - Interim sheriff claims widespread voting irregularities LINK
  • MI: Reprogramming of election machines costly LINK
  • MT: Summary of E-Voting Problems in Montana LINK
  • NC: Lenoir County - Voting irregularities found again in Lenoir LINK
  • NE: Columnist: World-Herald Should Divest Of Voting Machine Interest LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - Final results on voting-machine tests: All good LINK
  • NY: The threat to our election system is in the counting LINK
  • NY: Just a Touch Too Much: Growing Concern Over Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Tainted Touch: Concern Grows Over New Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Caution urged on new voting machines LINK
  • OH: Butler County - Greater voter turnout proves costly for Butler County LINK
  • PA: Chester County - Election over, the next race is counting ballots LINK
  • TX: Val Verde County - Laura Allen demands election tally recount LINK
  • TX: Williamson County - Williamson County elections administrator resigns Amid questions about vote counts, Debra Stacy resigns one year after the former elections administrator for the county resigned. LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County vote audit shows no errors LINK
  • VT: Vermont Audits Voting Machine Accuracy LINK
  • WV: Opinion - BETTY IRELAND: West Virginia's election a success LINK
  • WV: Jefferson County - Planning panels wants answers over election problems LINK
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