Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
HAVA mandated that all punch-card voting systems be replaced? Not at all. In fact a close reading of the law will prove that there are protections for punch-card and hand counted paper ballots. 12 counties in Idaho are still using their punch-card voting system. Seldom do you see Idaho as a source for any articles on this page and never have you seen an article on this page about a problem with voting in Idaho.
Many of you know our friend Bernie Ellis of "Gathering To Save Our Democracy" His is a story much too long for this space but I wanted to pass on some good news about Bernie to all of his friends. Yesterday Bernie learned that his probation had been cut in half and that he is now a totally free man. One of his first actions today is to re-register to vote....
NAtional: California's testing cracks ES&S evoting system wide open LINK
NAtional: Vote-Count Woes Linger LINK
NAtional: VIDEOS: Will The 2008 Vote Be Fair?
NOW Explores Many Of The Ways Republicans And The DoJ Are Working To Disenfranchise Democratic Leaning Voters LINK
AZ: Pima County - Trial begins over Pima County election security LINK
AZ: Pima County Election Integrity Trial: County's Opening Statement LINK
AZ: Pima County - Trial opens in county election-records suit LINK
CA: San Francisco - S.F. gets 7-day delay on vote tally to hand-count absentee ballots LINK
CA: San Francisco - SF Board Of Supervisors Considers New Voting Machines LINK
CT: Audit finds voting method worked well LINK
FL: Columnist - Use touchscreen technology and print a receipt LINK
GA: Some cities still count votes by hand
Paper-ballot election may be last for Winder LINK
ID: Keeping the punch
In three local counties still using punch card ballots, no major
problems reported LINK
IN: Voter ID law gears up for battle at Supreme Court LINK
IN: Delaware County - Secretary of state's office might investigate Muncie election LINK
IN: Shelby County - Recount ends in tie LINK
MD: Washington County - Election Day blues were few in Washington County
State task force hears about voting problems LINK
NJ: State report questions N.J. electronic voting machines LINK
OH: Ohio's definition of "random" LINK
OH: Allen County - Election down to the wire LINK
OH: Cuyahoga County leery of touch screens LINK
VT: Newsletter - Report: Vermont's Voting Machines "Defective or Unacceptable" LINK
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