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'Daily Voting News' For November 5, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The full, un-redacted SAIC report has finally been released today. / Today marks the 58th anniversary of the "Polk County Massacre" in Tennessee. / The news for the past week, today and surely tomorrow has been rife with 'feel-good' articles about how prepared counties are and how well the voters like their voting machines. If the primaries and early voting are a gauge, then we are looking at many of these counties, especially those in states with no early voting, to have problems. / Bibb, Camden and Cobb Co.s Georgia will all use machines with a vvpat for the first time this year. Let's hope the state is serious about this test and that the printers are properly serviced and not allowed to fail just so the state and Diebold can claim it is a mistake. / Anderson Co South Carolina has sleepovers this weekend. / ...
  • NAtional: BradBlog Exclusive Documents: 'The Pentagon Paper Of E-Voting' - The Long-sought 2003 State of Maryland's 'SAIC Report' On Diebold Security Vulnerabilities - Now Released in Full! LINK
  • NAtional: Elections 58 years ago marked by violence LINK
  • NAtional: All Four Major E-Voting Machines Flip Votes in Early Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Fingers Crossed That Voting Machines Work LINK
  • NAtional: What to Do if You Have Trouble Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Lawyers fan out for US mid-term elections LINK
  • NAtional: Groups at odds with Pentagon over e-mail ballots LINK
  • NAtional: The Importance of Recounts LINK
  • NAtional: Tight Lid Kept On Exit-Poll 'Vault' LINK
  • NAtional: Columnist - Sanctity of ballot is once more at stake LINK
  • NAtional: Counting on security The transition to electronic voting without tough standards for security, reliability and accessibility is a serious mistake. LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. Attorney's Office: We're ready to investigate election fraud LINK
  • NAtional: Vote-counting, exit-poll groups learned from '04 LINK
  • NAtional: Getting Ugly Early On Election Law LINK
  • NAtional: Political pressure mounts on decision desks LINK
  • NAtional: Nancy Giles: Why Doesn't U.S. Voting Work? Inspiring Democracy Abroad May Seem Easier Than Ensuring Democratic Principles, Like Voting, Back Home LINK
  • AK: Voters prefer paper ballots over screens Machines shunned in 20 percent of precincts LINK
  • AL: Baldwin County - Changes made to avoid 2002 voting problems Alabama voters head to the polls Tuesday LINK
  • CA: How Safe Is Your Vote? LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Electronic voting safe, secure and monitored LINK
  • DE: Elections chief: Electronic machines just fine LINK
  • FL: Electronic machines' vote tallies will be on the button, elections chiefs vow LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voting glitch prompts warning LINK
  • GA: 3 Georgia precincts to use paper trail Officials hope experiment reassures voters LINK
  • GA: Opinions remain mixed on voting machines LINK
  • IL: Rockford, Winnebago Counties - E-voting safe bet for local voters LINK
  • KS: Shawnee County - The right touch? Voters not sure Majority casting advance ballots opting not to use high-tech devices LINK
  • MD: Mail-voting extension sought LINK
  • MD: Group Threatens Legal Action To Extend Absentee Balloting LINK
  • MO: Boone County - Clerk still wary of electronic voting LINK
  • MS: Moment of truth for new voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Experts: Be alert for voting machine problems LINK
  • NJ: Poll workers predict rough day LINK
  • NM: On the bubble LINK
  • NM: New Mexico Dirty Tricks: GOP Targets Voters With Hispanic Surnames LINK
  • OH: Absentee ballots double this year LINK
  • OH: Officials ready for anything New machines, ID requirements keep many on their toes LINK
  • OH: State advises counties not to scan absentee ballots early LINK
  • OH: Tuscarawas County - Making sense of ID requirements LINK
  • PA: An eSlate of candidates LINK
  • PA: Lawrence and Mercer Counties - Mercer, Lawrence workers to hand-count absentees LINK
  • SC: Anderson County - Voting machines go home with election workers LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Tennessee's GOP Party Says More Voter Smart Cards Are Missing LINK
  • TX: Lawyers stand by in Dist. 22 LINK
  • TX: Gregg, Harrison, Rusk Counties - More counties vote 'no' to paper ballots LINK
  • VA: Columnist - Take a healthy skepticism to the polls LINK
  • WI: Touch-screen voting to aid larger turnout Tuesday 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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