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'Daily Voting News' For November 05, 2008 - Morning Edition

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org This morning there are some articles that were from last night after I sent the evening edition. Anything I entered this morning is strictly about problems with voting machines and tabulation of votes. Except for something that I feel needs to be in DVN that is not about technology and vote counting I will probably skip it unless it is a big story. I have also made things easier and added notes between brackets [ ] so the reader will know the manufacturer of the system and/or what the problem is that is being reported.

There are some problems with vote tabulation that will be followed. Hillsborough Co Florida is having problems with their Premier/Diebold system and with the vendor. Washoe Co Nevada is reporting 40 blank memory cards. Boulder Co Colorado is having problems because their Hart eScan optical-scan machines have problems with ballot dust and dirt. National: The Basics of Voter Suppression Tactics LINK...

  • National: E-Voting: What Will it Take for a Smooth Election? LINK
  • National: Voting hotline gets 3,000 complaints an hour LINK
  • National: RNC May Challenge Integrity of 'Computerized Voting' LINK
  • National: Electronic scams attempt to keep new voters at home LINK
  • CA: Santa Clara County - Few problems reported in area despite record turnout [Sequoia machine failures caused delays 57 machines failed] LINK
  • CO: Boulder County - Dust, Creases Slow Ballot Count In Boulder Workers Have To Inspect Ballots [Hart eScan] LINK
  • CO: Boulder County - 'Phantom' marks frustrate election workers [Hart eScan problems] LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Voting Glitches Mar Election [Diebold/Premier Optical-scan] LINK
  • FL: Voting problems plagued Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough To Resume Tabulating Votes Today LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough results frozen, tens of thousands still uncounted LINK
  • FL: Vote counting won't end in Hillsborough until this afternoon ["They weren't speaking the truth about what they promised," Johnson said. "I wish I had told you that at first and was less nice, but we haven't had much help from the vendor for the second time in a row." The vendor is Diebold/Premier] LINK
  • FL: Glitch prevents Manatee County from issuing final election results [Diebold/Premier OS] LINK
  • FL: Manatee County - Glitch postpones Manatee vote totals LINK
  • GA: Why counting electronic ballots takes time LINK
  • GA: Fulton County - Senior citizens among those who have voting problems LINK
  • IA: Modem Problem Delayed Linn County Results [Premier/Diebold OSx optical scan] LINK
  • IN: Madison County Editorial - Ballot-counting problem should have been avoided [Early voting ballots misprinted by ES&S] LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - Final counts delayed as ballots sorted [Premier/Diebold TS R6 download problem] LINK
  • MD: Touch-screen voting will be gone in 2010 Maryland to return to paper ballots in next election LINK
  • MD: Registration errors disrupt voting LINK
  • ME: Cumberland County - Broken voting machine delays Scarborough results [memory card failure] LINK
  • MS: Miss. voters face long lines, machine problems LINK
  • NC: Voting glitch in Rockingham County [ES&S optical scan] LINK
  • NJ: High Turnout, Voter Problems Reported Around N.J. LINK
  • NJ: Hudson County vote count hits major snag LINK
  • NV: Washoe County - Blank cartridges delay final Washoe tally [40 blank cartridges from Sequoia AVC Edge machines used in the election; or not used?] LINK
  • NY: Oneida County - New voting machines prove troubling LINK
  • OH: Boards of elections set to deal with provisional ballots as Ohio polls close LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County elections workers rescanning ballots from more than 100 precincts LINK
  • OH: Miami County set to recount 7,500 paper ballots [Diebold/Premier optical-scan memory card failure] LINK
  • OH: Miami Co. count in, delayed by equipment failure LINK
  • PA: Northumberland County voting machines will be impounded [Diebold TSx] LINK
  • PA: Northumberland County - Computer glitch stalls Northumberland County vote count [Diebold TSx] LINK
  • PA: Philadelphia - Judge denies vote-counting suit vs. Philly LINK
  • WV: Marion County - Glitch Stops Vote Counting in Marion [ES&S] LINK
  • WV: Marion County - Software glitch delays vote count [ES&S ""I'm very disappointed with the software system that reads and tallies the votes," Marion County Clerk Janice Cosco said.] LINK
  • Washington DC: D.C. Board of Elections Yet to Release Any Results 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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