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Kudos to Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition & CT Post for cosponsoring Bridgeport audit..Losing KY mayor sues,says voting machines set with wrong time...NYC finds 200K machine votes..EAC's Dec 2 mtg is on webcast..Internet voting a good idea? See UK article: "China is waging cyber warfare on Britain..they're carrying out most cyber attacks remotely, mining information that is stored on servers in the UK, from all over the world -" making anything from the national grid to the banking system vulnerable..".. Putin criticizes US elections...

All this and more in today's voting news below...

AK: Judge sets expedited schedule for Senate vote-count lawsuit
http://www.adn.com/2010/12/01/1582468/alaska-judge-to-take-up-senate.html
Judge William Carey, in setting arguments for next Wednesday, also urged attorneys to file any legal actions they felt necessary -- such as discovery requests -- as quickly as they could

AK: Alaska Court Lets Lisa Murkowski Intervene in Joe Miller's Lawsuit Over Vote Count http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/12/02/alaska-court-lets-lisa-murkowski-intervene-in-joe-millers-lawsuit-over-vote-count/

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CA: Humbold County Transparency Project:Some Preliminary Results for November 2010 http://democracycounts.blogspot.com/2010/12/some-preliminary-results-for-november.html I've run the set of Transparency Project scans through the counting software and have preliminary results.

CO: SOS nixes hand count of contested races (Seguache)
http://www.centerpostdispatch.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=1397&page=72  On Monday, canvass board members were forbidden by the Secretary of State's Office (SOS) to hand-count the contested commissioner and clerk races.
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Several canvass board members were reluctant to use these totals as a baseline because, on Monday, the machine produced different totals when counting ballots and malfunctioned in other ways.

CT: Day Three: Recount chugs on in Bridgeport (Kudos to CTPOST and CCEAC)
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Day-Three-Recount-chugs-on-in-Bridgeport-852008.php "We had two teams of counters today and we've got three teams of counters coming tomorrow," said Luther Weeks, chairman of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, which is co-sponsoring the recount with the Connecticut Post.

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KY: Losing mayor files lawsuit over election results*(Hart Intercivic EScan &Eslate)
http://www.local12.com/news/state/story/Losing-mayor-files-lawsuit-over-election-results/vktntvJLwESKz2snj9EMEw.cspx (Pike County)
ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky mayor who lost his bid for re-election has filed a lawsuit asking that the results be thrown out and a new election held.

Attorney Steve Owens, who represents Elkhorn City Mayor Billy Powell, told WYMT-TV that voters were allowed to use city ballots without verifying their addresses. The suit also alleges that voting machines were on central time instead of eastern, meaning votes cast during the first hour may not have been counted.

KY: Part of Ky. vote-buying conviction dismissed
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/12/01/1548804/part-of-ky-vote-buying-conviction.html
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves found Wednesday there was insufficient evidence that former Clay County election commissioner Charles Wayne Jones' attempts to get money from a candidate were based on an agreement for him to use his official position to help the candidate.

MN: Hennepin elections chief Rachel Smith shoots back; Canvassing Board to meet Fridayclick here
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http://tinyurl.com/2a42gc5 In an interview with MinnPost, Smith said: "I don't work for either party, I work for the citizens of Hennepin County. I am trying to do the best job I can to get through a half-million ballots in the allotted time, and do it as fairly and expeditiously as I can."

MN: Anoka and Hennepin Counties
http://mnrecount.org/2010/12/anoka-and-hennepin-counties.html
there were a total of 50 non-frivolous challenges and 1818 frivolous challenges from the Emmer reps and 14 from Dayton reps

MN: Wadena County votes recounted
http://www.reviewmessenger.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8149:wadena-county-votes-recounted&catid=41:rotator-news At the end of the first day, nearly 45 percent of the ballots had been hand-counted statewide. According to the Secretary of State's website, 2,587 of the state's 4,136 precincts completed their recounts on day one...

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In Wadena County, it took less than three hours for the county's 5,474 ballots to be counted by hand. There were eight tables set up, with three table judges and two campaign representatives at each table. The atmosphere was less tense than it was during the 2008 recount for the U.S. Senate race and the process went smoothly, with few challenges being made.

NC: NC counties still counting instant-runoff ballots
http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/8717450/
unofficial counts have been completed in 62 of 100 counties. Partial results show incumbent Judge Cressie Thigpen leading Doug McCullough by about 60,000 votes.

NC: Hill wins Superior Court District 12A election after instant runoff votes counted
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/12/01/1052292?sac=Home
Hasty finished first with 6,786 votes, or 36.3 percent. Hill finished second with 6,105 votes, or about 32.6 percent. A third candidate, Stephen Stokes, finished last.

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