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'Daily Voting News' For March 03, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The voting news today has been dominated, not by tomorrow's primary news, but by an attempted takeover of Diebold by the military industrial complex in the form of United Technologies which also owns Sikorsky Helicopter and jet-engine maker, Pratt and Whitney. Diebold received the offer for takeover and has rejected it so far. Remember Dwight Eisenhower's warning: "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."...
  • NAtional: Diebold Receives a Takeover Offer LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold Rejects Proposal From United Technologies LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold Stock Soars After $3 Billion Takeover Bid by Defense Contractor Conglomerate United Technologies LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold Rejects Bid as 'Opportunistic' LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - A New Role for Defense Contractors?: Counting Votes LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Coffman's 'Never mind' Were those two months of uncertainty really necessary? LINK
  • CO: Lawmakers Consider Plan To Use Paper Ballots LINK
  • CO: Paper ballot elections get first hearing at Capitol LINK
  • CO: San Miguel County - County voting machines recertified LINK
  • FL: Think you have the right to vote? Think again LINK
  • IN: Voting systems unable to handle high traffic LINK
  • NJ: Editorial - Election integrity at stake LINK
  • NY: Steuben County - New Steuben voting machines coming County polling places will likely offer choice of levers or optical scan in September. LINK
  • OH: Ohio 'paper' vote system debuting with flaws, researchers say LINK
  • OH: Counties ready for ballots LINK
  • OH: State ruling gives county voters a choice of ballot options LINK
  • OH: Counting votes: It's no quick task LINK
  • OH: Primary puts Ohio, top election official Jennifer Brunner in spotlight Most important primary in decades spotlights Brunner LINK
  • OH: People crowd polling sites to get votes in ahead of bad weather LINK
  • OH: More than 50,000 votes cast LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Election official: Cuyahoga is OK to go LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Elections Officials Hoping For Smooth Primary LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Board of elections names new director LINK
  • PA: Elections officials getting ready for possible record turnout LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Fayette ballot change may get boost LINK
  • TX: TX Citizen Exit Pollers Display E-Voting "Wheel of Glitches" LINK
  • TX: Confusion Rampant Over Texas 'Primacaucus' Rules LINK
  • WV: Officials stand behind voting machines 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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