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'Daily Voting News' For January 04, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org A large majority of this evenings fare is again from Colorado and Ohio. The big story, though, may be the story that has not yet been made public. The New York Times Magazine, this Sunday, is running a massive article by Clive Thompson called "The Bugs In The Machines". At one point Thompson says, "The earliest critiques of digital voting booths came from the fringe -- disgruntled citizens and scared-senseless computer geeks -- but the fears have now risen to the highest levels of government." I'm sure those disgruntled citizens and scared-senseless computer geeks will be anxiously awaiting this article. I know, as a proud "disgruntled citizen", that I will....
  • NAtional: NY Times Magazine To Run 'Massive, Scary' Cover Story On America's E-Voting Disaster This Sunday Cover Graphic Said To Show Exploding Voting Booth with 'WARNING' Label: 'Your vote may be lost, destroyed, miscounted, wrongly attributed or hacked' LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Court should uphold voter photo ID law LINK
  • AR: St. Francis County - Election Commission hires Wright as new coordinator LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - California approves two voting devices Decision clears the way for the Feb. 5 election to proceed in L.A. County. LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - State puts Inkavote system on notice LINK
  • CO: Voting machine maker [Hart] accuses Colorado of shifting standards LINK
  • CO: Sides face off in vote-counting debate LINK
  • CO: Distributing Unhappiness in an Equitable Way LINK
  • CO: With Few Options, Colorado Considers All-Mail Vote LINK
  • CO: Many say paper LINK
  • CO: Legislature hears vote options LINK
  • CO: Many vote for polling places At public hearing, residents and county officials question the security of mail-ballot-only tallies LINK
  • CO: Voting goal: Avoid '08 chaos Legislature poised to sort out system for state elections LINK
  • CO: Ballot question - paper or electronic? LINK
  • CO: Cacophony of voices brings no ballot clarity LINK
  • CO: Ouray County - De-certified voting machines: what does it mean? LINK
  • CO: Weld County - Clerk skeptical of mail-in general election ballot LINK
  • IL: Paper or Touch-Screen? Air Ballot Concerns Tonight LINK
  • IN: Lake County ┬ľ Opinion - Clay should embrace plan to cut precincts LINK
  • NY: NY election board submits voting-machine timetable LINK
  • OH: Ohio to Offer Paper Ballots in March LINK
  • OH: Brunner issues paper-ballot requirement Counties must provide one to any voter who asks LINK
  • OH: Brunner: Scrap touch screens Secretary of state wants to switch to scanned paper ballots. LINK
  • OH: Election officials have mixed reaction to Brunner plan Secretary of State has called for a voting machine switch, but some are worried about the cost. LINK
  • OH: Ohio to offer paper ballots LINK
  • OH: Opinion - OUR VIEW: Double trouble invited into primary election with Brunner directive LINK
  • OH: All Ohio counties told to offer choice of paper ballot for March election LINK
  • OH: Paper ballots could delay election results, officials say LINK
  • OH: Jilted touch-screen voting vendor prefers low-key reaction LINK
  • OH: Franklin County, OH Election Official Pleads Guilty to 'Profiting from Contracts for Voting Machines' LINK
  • OH: Lake County - Choosing how to vote LINK
  • PA: Mercer County - Voting Machine Questions LINK
  • PA: Wayne County - State will reimburse Wayne for voting machines LINK
  • TN: Group calls for paper trail on Tennessee elections 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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