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'Daily Voting News' For February 06, 2008 - Evening Edition

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org We are not even close to a settled "Tsunami Tuesday", and we may not be for another week depending on whether the problems with the Los Angeles Co ballots (Double Bubble Trouble) goes to court, but nothing happened to change my mind that DREs need to be banned from our election process. As proven in Arkansas and probably in other states, though news of machine problems was scarce, the addition of a vvpat to a DRE only adds to the possibility of machine malfunction. But we need them for accessible voting, you might say. Anecdotal reports from California are that the single DRE put in each state polling place may not have always actually been set-up to be used. They were just there because federal law and the state say they had to be there. (More on disabilities access very soon)...
  • NAtional: Super Tuesday's Voting Glitches LINK
  • NAtional: Professor's Model Helps Ensure Election Accuracy LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Choosing is a challenge, but voting should be easy LINK
  • NAtional: Why Americans are shunning e-voting LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold to Cut 5 Percent of Work Force Diebold Plans to Slash 800 Jobs, Says Revenue Recognition Problems Resolved LINK
  • NAtional: Myth that Touch-Screen Voting Machines Mean Faster Election Results Debunked LINK
  • NAtional: Few Super Tuesday e-voting problems reported LINK
  • AR: Haggard notes problems with voting machines LINK
  • CA: Novatans' initiative would ban E-ballots iniative LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - More Details on 'Double Bubble Trouble' in Los Angeles County Hundreds of Thousands of Non-Partisan Voter Ballots May Not be Counted in California's Open Democratic Primary Election LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - Problems (and Confusion) at L.A. County Polls Today Independent Voters Have Trouble Voting, and Having Their Vote Counted, in the Open Democratic Primary LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Like the Old Days: Ballot Counting Slow But Steady LINK
  • CA: Santa Clara County - Local precincts blow through ballots Unaffiliated voters snap up Dem tickets LINK
  • CO: Bi-Partisan Bill On Voting Machines Clears Senate LINK
  • GA: Irregularities Reported Early In Georgia Primary Voting LINK
  • GA: Voter Calls Confirm Election Problems in Georgia (Listen to MP3s) LINK
  • IA: Jefferson County will need new equipment LINK
  • IN: Four Counties Out $1M After Voting Machine Company Goes Bust State seeking federal money to reimburse cost of replacement machines LINK
  • NJ: Human -- Not E-Voting Machine -- Errors Reported In New Jersey LINK
  • NJ: Hudson County still sorting out election results LINK
  • NM: Dem. Party Chair Apologizes As Ballot Counting Resumes New Mexico Lone Undecided State LINK
  • NM: Provisional ballots to decide New Mexico LINK
  • OH: Many Ohio voters want paper ballots LINK
  • OH: Secretary Of State Seeks Big Changes For Voters Will Your Vote Count? LINK
  • OH: Crawford County - Crawford to provide 1,250 optional ballots LINK
  • OH: Union County - Brunner loses restraining order, wins venue change Court moves case to Franklin County 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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