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'Daily Voting News' For November 30, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "In a decision that could have far-reaching effects on the way Rhode Island conducts elections, Superior Court Judge Stephen J. Fortunato Jr. ruled yesterday that any ballot that cannot be read by electronic voting machines during an election recount must be made available for public scrutiny to determine if a voter's intent can be discerned. "We're dealing with a fundamental right," Fortunato said. "Surely we cannot surrender elections to machines."' / "Software that Denver used to check in voters on Election Day did not "meet, or even approach, professional standards," consultants told a city investigative panel Wednesday. Experts hired to study Denver's problem-plagued election also criticized election officials for failing to catch obvious problems, and they expressed surprise at the "casual" attitude of those running a critical system of democracy." / There is a lot in the news today about the finger-pointing between Denver officials and those officials and Sequoia....
  • NAtional: Touch Screens? Vote Yes or No LINK
  • NAtional: Election glitches impede voters nationwide LINK
  • NAtional: First widespread use of electronic voting praised (NOTE: This article gives a completely skewed report on the electionline.org report) LINK
  • NAtional: Congress to look at voting problems LINK
  • NAtional: Congress should patch election holes by 2008 LINK
  • NAtional: NIST-backed panel calls for end to paperless voting LINK
  • AR: Waldenburg – One Man, One Vote LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Two reports expected on voting woes County registrar, watchdog groupeach to offer perspectives to board LINK
  • CO: Denver - Election officials back up director LINK
  • CO: Denver - "Laughable failures" in Denver election Experts also blame voting woes on oblivious officials LINK
  • CO: Denver - Consultant: Election Software Riddled With Computing 101 Errors Sequoia Voting Systems Says Denver Used Old Software LINK
  • CO: Denver - 'Fundamentally flawed' Consultant rips into Sequoia's vote wares, election commission LINK
  • FL: 'Undervote' uproar pushes paper ballots Voters suspicious of electronic voting results are calling for a return to the paper era. LINK
  • FL: Doubt dooms paperless voting, election chiefs say LINK
  • FL: Voting chiefs 'diss' paper, but see inevitability LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Audit fails to answer questions Jennings considers taking D-13 fight to the U.S. House LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota revote rally is set for Dec. 3 LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Search for voting errors continues LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Reform groups to rally for revote LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Analysts debating Florida 'undervotes' Did machines err, or did the voters? LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Test adds to mystery State offers answers for 2 of 10 variances so far LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - To seek a better voting system LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County – Columnist - Audit problems must be due to human error LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - State: Errors in disputed election test result of human mistakes LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Election experts see positives in Sarasota ordeal LINK
  • GA: Editorial - Voters should get paper trail to follow ballots LINK
  • GA: Legal Challenges Face Voting Machines As Runoffs Approach LINK
  • MA: US is said to probe Bay State elections At issue is access by disabled voters LINK
  • NM: Commentary: Striving for perfect democracy LINK
  • NY: Tainted Touch: Fear Over New Vote Machines LINK
  • OH: Ohio did OK on Election Day LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga might scrap Diebold's voting machines LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Different voting machines wanted Commissioners might ditch touch screens, which cost $17 million LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County – Opinion - A vote for caution Maybe Cuyahoga County should ditch touch-screen machines, but not until it has learned all it can from the recent election LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio county eyes switch to optical-scan e-voting LINK
  • PA: New voting machines' debut rocky, study says Pennsylvania had high number of problems LINK
  • RI: Judge orders manual review of 96 ballots LINK
  • TN: Study finds state had voting troubles LINK
  • UT: 3 election recounts in Salt Lake County don't change the results LINK
  • UT: Vote performance in Utah issued a B+ LINK
  • UT: E-voting report: 'Glitches' but no serious hitches Electronic voting: A 90-minute shutdown in Utah County was among few problems LINK
  • WV: Marshall County - Recount Delayed 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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