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'Daily Voting News' For November 22, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of We at VotersUnite.Org want to express our hopes that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our best wishes to all. / We warn anyone who will listen that our election system is being privatized. Private companies use private software to count our votes. There is very little transparency in the system. So it is extremely disconcerting to learn that some counties in Indiana have hired MicroVote to tabulate their votes for them. The counties buy MicroVote's machines, software, technical support and now even MicroVote employees to do the vote counting. MicroVote is the same company that knowingly installed illegal software on the machines in Indiana, and possibly in other states, prior to the primary. MicroVote is that same company that is being investigated for their practices in the state and has been investigated for illegal business practices and successfully sued for selling faulty equipment in the past. And yet this company is still being trusted to count votes? ...
  • NAtional: HR-2239, HR-550, What Now? 2007 Federal Election Reform Legislation – VotersUnite.Org's Recommendation LINK
  • NAtional: Whistleblower Stephen Heller Says 'Diebold Cannot be Trusted to Run Elections in America' LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting 'hero' pleads guilty to computer crime in Diebold case LINK
  • NAtional: Is the election over? Not in every race LINK
  • NAtional: 'Vote-flipping' is real, but the cause is still unclear Vote-flipping is a user-interface problem, not a technical flaw, says co-director of the Voting Technology Project LINK
  • NAtional: Wyden: 15 Reasons 'Vote by Mail' is the best for America LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Menifee race now down to one vote; about 20,000 ballots remain to be counted in Riverside County LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Paper ballots not big draw on Election Day; 1 voter in 10 used paper LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Complaint lodged about vote count LINK
  • CA: Ventura County - Ballot-counting improvements vowed Elections chief says 14,000 votes still uncounted LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Vote Centers are a disaster LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County - No fraud in local election, says county clerk LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County – Editorial - Absentee ballot problems LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Legal Fight in Florida's 13th Could Stretch Into 2007 LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Experts say revotes rare, but possible LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - More Questions Arise About Competence and Impartiality of Sarasota Voting Machine Auditors LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Audit Finds Dems Would Have Won if all Votes Had Been Recorded in Sarasota's FL-13 U.S. House Race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Candidate denied access to vote machines' insides LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Check of touchscreens needs more credibility LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Candidate can't check voting machines yet LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Losing Sarasota Democrat denied voting machine access LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Judge won't speed up testing of voting machines in contested congressional race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Analysis: Ballots favored Dems LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Florida lawsuit targets electronic voting machines in close race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota Voters File Lawsuit for Re-vote in Congressional Race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings asks that machines actually used in voting be tested LINK
  • GA: Follow the paper trail LINK
  • GA: The Future of Democracy Will Be Determined from the Bench...Whether Judges Like it or Not LINK
  • IN: Indiana Election Not Over LINK
  • IN: Mahern asks for recount in House race LINK
  • IN: Delaware County - Recount sought in recorder's race LINK
  • MN: Minneapolis begins work on multiple choice voting system LINK
  • NC: NC-8 - 8th District race tightens slightly as recount continues LINK
  • NY: New Voting Machine Options Concern Citizens LINK
  • NY: Vote Groups Screaming At Screens LINK
  • NY: Advocacy groups fault touch-screen vote machines LINK
  • OH: Belmont County - Officials Seeking Funds For Elections LINK
  • OH: OH-15 - Pryce's lead over Kilroy grows with 2 counties' totals LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Elections Chief Wants E-scan Machines, Better Phones To Avoid Past Election Pitfalls LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County - Vote canvass bolsters Democrats LINK
  • UT: Utah County - Election analysis detects database problem 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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