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'Daily Voting News' For November 23, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org HAPPY THANKSGIVING! / The disaster of an election in Denver, Colorado cost the tax payers over $4M or $20 for each voter who went to the polls. This is an amazing cost and it is being borne out all over the country as counties begin to tally up the costs of HAVA. Many counties are now spending two and three times more for elections than they have spent in the past and the cost can only go up once the first year contracts go away and the counties begin to realize they have the extra costs of maintenance, licensing, technical support, and the other hidden costs. And to add to the misery, many counties are beginning to complain about the cost of purchasing accessible voting machines that were not used in the last election and may never be used. ...
  • NAtional: GOP's Hayes Urges Rival To Concede LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Democrats can build trust by working for election fairness LINK
  • AR: Benton County - Election problems, federal requirements challenge commissioners LINK
  • CA: Actor apologizes for copying key documents on election equipment LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Panel Investigates Election Fiasco LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Election season costs Denver 20 bucks a vote LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Florida's 'national model' for fair elections now under scrutiny LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voting machines actually used in disputed election to be tested LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings team: Test of machines flawed LINK
  • IN: Posey County - Curtis requests recount LINK
  • MA: Lenox - CPA passes, but voting system fails LINK
  • MD: Anne Arundel County - Recount Is Likely in House Contest LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - Voting machines proved reliable LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Board hears from unhappy voters LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Changes slated for Northampton ballot LINK
  • TX: El Paso County - A troubleshooting report reveals the problems reported by election judges during the mid-term election. LINK
  • TX: Williamson County - Former Williamson elections administrator gets blame for problems LINK
  • WV: Belmont County - Election Costs Sky High In Belmont County LINK
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