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'Daily Voting News' For January 12, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Congratulations to the Pima Co Arizona Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians who all worked together along with their attorneys and Election Integrity activists like John Brakey and Jim March. This group, and the countless other citizens of Pima Co, were able to convince the County Board of Supervisors that they need to release all of the data files from the Diebold system used by the county. Because this group was "rock-solid" in their stance they now have all of the files from the 2006 primary and general elections and the May 2006 Regional Transportation Authority election. These files will now be scoured for evidence of election fraud or hacking. The information obtained from them will be used to create a computerized tool that will help elections officials and political parties nationwide investigate their own local voting systems for security weaknesses that could be used to rig elections. Great job!!

A couple days ago I mentioned a letter from a Solano Co California Supervisor who wanted a Board of Supervisor's hearing about last Nov.'s election and 1,321 phantom votes. The supervisor has now apologized for a mistake in computing the number of votes. The total is now 11 more votes cast than voters who voted. The Board of Supervisors has also put elections on the agenda for their next meeting....

  • NAtional: VIDEO: Rep. Rush Holt Calls For Paper Ballots And Audits In Every Election On Countdown LINK
  • AR: Pulaski County - Election Glitches Vanish For Arkansas' Super Tuesday LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Databases for elections released to Democrats LINK
  • CA: California Voted "NO" On Paperless, Insecure Voting Machines LINK
  • CA: Solano County - Correction In Solano Election Results LINK
  • CO: Coffman still trying for voting machine fix LINK
  • CO: Most clerks pushing for mail ballots Opponents believe approach too risky LINK
  • CO: Lawmakers to address vote machine problems LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Getting it right LINK
  • NH: Experts Question Clinton's New Hampshire Primary Win LINK
  • NH: We Need To Eliminate Secret Vote Counting, Not A Recount LINK
  • NH: N.H. plans hand recount of primary ballots LINK
  • NH: Primary votes to be recounted GOP, Democratic candidates request it LINK
  • NH: Clinton-Obama swap on NH scanners? not so much LINK
  • NH: BILL MAHER ON NH PRIMARY: 'I'm Bothered That a Private Company (Diebold) Runs the Machines, Are Only Ones Who Know What Went On' LINK
  • NY: New York and New Hampshire LINK
  • OH: Brunner to defend election proposals Secretary of state to address conference of county officials, explain system changes LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Fayette may get more vote machines LINK
  • TN: Sevier County - Local candidate challenges voting machine accuracy LINK
  • VoterID: Requiring voter ID on GOP's agenda LINK
  • VoterID: Opinion - Voter ID law an ugly effort to subvert ballot LINK
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