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'Daily Voting News' For December 14, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "Almost any system, including paperless touch-screen voting systems, can be jury-rigged to attach a printer and generate a hard copy of each voter's choices. That is a far more complicated, and potentially troublesome, process than one which generates a real, live, legally valid paper ballot; it does nothing, for example, to mitigate the security risks that so many researchers have exposed in a number of e-voting systems. In addition, I suspect that no matter what type of voting system is involved, paper ballots are likely to carry far more legal weight in a court challenge -- thus allowing a judge to rule on the matter as quickly and confidently as possible and to keep the process moving along."...
  • NAtional: More Than 30 Election Integrity Orgs. Issue Open Letter Demanding 'A Paper Ballot For Every Vote Cast' LINK
  • NAtional: E-Voting: Will A 'Paper Trail' Get Us Where We Want To Go? LINK
  • NAtional: E-Voting Bill: Dead Trees And Democracy LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Help America secure LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting requires long-term strategy: IDC LINK
  • NAtional: Thirty-Four Election Reform Organizations Urge Congress To Require Paper Ballots LINK
  • NAtional: Column: American elections no longer the gold standard LINK
  • NAtional: David Dill Unplugged: Computer glitch leaves electronic voting machine advocate without a script LINK
  • CA: Napa County - Tuteur explains long lines at polls on Election Day LINK
  • CA: Riverside County Columnist - Hack Attack LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Denver holds back $52,160 from Sequoia LINK
  • FL: Crist taps two top officials LINK
  • FL: Pasco's Browning named secretary of state LINK
  • FL: Columnist - Politics foul up election oversight LINK
  • FL: Florida Voting System Standards: Commentary LINK
  • FL: Michael Collins: The Long Road to Democracy LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Group petitions for District 13 revote LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - State withdraws motion to dismiss lawsuit in contested race LINK
  • MI: Michigan's voting system a wise choice Officials consider requiring paper trail LINK
  • MN: Minnesota Performs First Post-Election Review LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - County gets more time on vote query 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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