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'Daily Voting News' For December 03, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "Among the supposed benefits of electronic voting ---- of which Riverside County was a pioneer, and for which it spent in excess of $30 million ---- were greater accuracy, reliability and speed. What we appear to have gotten for that money was less reliability and slower results. The question of accuracy remains unanswered and here we are, almost four weeks after the election, and the Registrar of Voters office just posted what appear to be final numbers late Saturday." / "What is the point if you run it through the machine again?" said Mary Kiffmeyer, the Minnesota secretary of state, who instituted hand recounts in 2000. "If you do it by hand, you're doing an audit on the machine."...
  • NAtional: Treasury Urged to Make Public the Results of CFIUS Investigation of Smartmatic LINK
  • CA: Voters raising bar for process LINK
  • CA: Riverside County Editorial - Election probe a good start LINK
  • CA: Riverside County Opinion - Riverside County needs to find fix for myriad voting troubles LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Voters, judges give city an earful An overflow crowd alleges incompetence, election judges want their pay and the mayor predicts serious changes. LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County Columnist - The errors they'll find are likely their own LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Testing Undervote Hypotheses in Sarasota: Declaration of Technical Expert Dan Wallach LINK
  • OH: OH-15 - The Pryce of Democracy in Ohio's 15th Congressional District LINK
  • RI: Paper vs. scanner: Ensuring the vote's integrity LINK
  • VA: Opinion - Electronic votes shouldn't be a leap of faith LINK
  • WI: Recounts can be costly 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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