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'Daily Voting News' For January 25, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Just announced by Voter Action is that they have filed a preliminary injunction to stop Lackawanna, Northampton and Wayne Cos Pennsylvania from purchasing and using unverifiable, paperless DREs. They are citing state law which requires that all voting systems produce a "permanent paper record".

The South Carolina Democratic primary is tomorrow. The state promises there will be no repeat of last Saturday's train wreck in the Republican primary. Let's hope the promises are kept and the machines all work the way they are supposed to.

In New Hampshire Secretary of State Gardner has told the media that Kucinich was satisfied with the few ballots that had been recounted and had called a halt to the recount. Gardner seems to have a bit of a problem because he had already received a letter from Kucinich that was critical of the results from some polling places and asked that the state conduct a complete and accurate recount. ...

  • CO: Election costs climbing skyward LINK
  • CO: Colorado's 2008 elections still hang in the balance LINK
  • CO: Clerks see high costs for Ritter vote plan Counties float big numbers if paper ballots mandated LINK
  • CO: Editorial - The only choice for fair elections LINK
  • CO: Editorial - A good accord LINK
  • CO: Boulder County - Clerk: Latest election proposal would cause little disruption here LINK
  • CO: Eagle County - Eagle Co. may vote in person, on paper Governor, state legislature want you to; most elections want you to vote by mail LINK
  • CO: Pitkin County voting machines up to snuff Statewide, push is on for use of paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County - Process of voting unlikely to change LINK
  • CT: Voting machines raise privacy concerns LINK
  • CT: Hearing on new voting method will be held in Norwalk LINK
  • CT: Legislature To Hold Public Hearings On Optical Scan Elections LINK
  • IA: Laying a paper trail LINK
  • FL: FGCU to provide elections certification program LINK
  • FL: Lost Votes in Florida's 2006 Election An Investigation into Excessive Undervotes on the iVotronics in the Attorney General's Race LINK
  • FL: Florida's Vanishing Votes LINK
  • MA: Voting machine debacle shows folly of federal mandates LINK
  • MA: ES&S Misleads Their Customers In Massachusetts LINK
  • NH: NH VIDEO: 'Shame of Custody' - Breakdown in Ballot Storage Procedures in New Hampshire Primary 'Recount' SoS Refuses to Given Reason for Failing to Secure Ballots in Vault; Counting Room With Ballots Sealed Only by Removable 'Post-It Note' as 'Security Seal'... LINK
  • NH: NH Secretary of State Calls For Temporary Halt in Republican Hand Count, Candidate Albert Howard Objects LINK
  • NY: N.Y. picks new voting machines for handicapped New York is the last state to implement the federal Help America Vote Act. LINK
  • OH: Bennett v. Brunner: The Sequel LINK
  • OH: Hate to say we told you so...OH Election Officials Encouraged by GOP To Mutiny v. SoS Brunner LINK
  • OH: Voting officials oppose quick changes LINK
  • OH: Local officials cool to Brunner's election plan LINK
  • OH: Drastic measures may be only option for top elections official LINK
  • OH: Voting machine fight gets ugly LINK
  • OH: Fayette County - Voting machine fix opposed by most LINK
  • OH: Mercer County - Scanners to count absentee ballots in Mercer County LINK
  • PA: Pennsylvania Voters Seek Injunction to Block Purchase of Electronic/Touchscreen Voting Systems Cite Machines' Inability to Verify Votes, Secretary's non-compliance with law LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Fayette studies different types of voting machines LINK
  • PA: Wayne County - County Still Looking At Voting Machine Options LINK
  • SC: South Carolina's Primary Voting Machine Problems Most voting machines in Horry County didn't work at start of Republican primary LINK
  • SC: Troubling foul-ups at polls LINK
  • SC: Democrats Pass on Challenge to Secret Vote Counting in South Carolina LINK
  • SC: Group Offers Voters Paper Ballots For Saturday's Election LINK
  • SC: Activist Group, Election Commission Face Off Over Voting Machine Reliability LINK
  • SC: Voting machine error shouldn't reoccur Saturday, officials say LINK
  • VA: Senator Introduces Bill for Verified Voting in Virginia LINK
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