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'Daily Voting News' For January 15, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org I'm not going to hold my breath but it seems that maybe some common sense is now being used in Colorado. While SoS Coffman has everything mucked-up with machines decertified based on testing results and his offers to recertify them without any testing if a county appeals his decision. Now the Senate Majority Leader has stepped forward. Senator Ken Gordon, who lost in a bid for SoS against Coffman, is the co-chair of a task force looking at the election issues. He says that involved legislators and clerks have nearly come to an agreement that the voters will vote on paper ballots with either precinct or central-count optical scan or vote-by-mail. Vote-by-mail will be done much like it is in Washington state with centralized vote centers for voters with disabilities and anyone who wants to vote on an e-voting machine. A single system will be used throughout the state....
  • NAtional: Bernard Weiner: U.S. Elections Still in SNAFU Mode LINK
  • CA: Editorial - The fictional crime of voter fraud LINK
  • CA: Merced County LTTE - Voting machine challenge taken LINK
  • CO: State caucuses slated Feb. 5 Voting methods still uncertain for other elections coming up LINK
  • CO: Dem chair calls on Coffman to resign LINK
  • CO: Lawmaker sounds death knell for electronic voting LINK
  • CO: 2 more file voting-machine-ban appeals LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Clerks know Colorado voting best LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Counties appeal on vote machines LINK
  • CO: Boulder County - Mayo foils voting machines Boulder County Clerk begins to dig through ballots used to test voting equipment LINK
  • CO: Boulder County clerk seeks new verdict on decertified voting machine software LINK
  • CO: Mesa County clerk appeals Coffman action LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Some early voters in Hollywood get wrong ballots LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Early voting steady on opening day; 20,000-30,000 expected to cast ballots in county in 2-week span LINK
  • KS: Editorial - Where is evidence for voter fraud? LINK
  • MI: Michigan voting officials confident of e-voting systems Expecting no problems with New Hampshire-style optical-scan units LINK
  • MS: [Senatorial] Election date overturned LINK
  • MT: Study prompts concern over voting machines LINK
  • NH: Recount cost could climb to $125,000 New hand tally would start tomorrow LINK
  • NH: Candidates say they can pay for recounts LINK
  • NH: 'Send Lawyers, Peace and Money': New Hampshire Election Contests Get Technical, Testy Before They Even Begin LINK
  • NJ: Group wants emergency ballots at polls LINK
  • NY: Suffolk County - FBI looking into Huntington election LINK
  • OH: Brunner Fires EVEREST Guru, Turns Down Help from Election Experts, Emboldens GOP Opposition LINK
  • OH: Ohio GOP To Meet In Secret Over Election Machines ProgressOhio Calls For GOP To Open Up Elections Meetings LINK
  • OH: GOP to privately meet on Democrat's voting proposal LINK
  • OH: Secretary of State solicits input on paper ballots LINK
  • OH: Brunner defends touch-screen ban Hearing on decision to scrap voting machines statewide set for next week LINK
  • OH: Ballot proposal turns partisan Democrats wary of private GOP meeting LINK
  • OH: Fulton, Union counties say move to optical-scan voting by fall not doable LINK
  • OH: Lucas County - New voting machines mandated for Ohio State wants 57 counties to scrap touch-screens LINK
  • OH: Ross County - Ross elections officials worried about changes LINK
  • SC: Chester County NAACP asks feds to monitor elections LINK
  • VoterID: Opinion - Photo ID for voting is just common sense LINK
  • VoterID: Opinion - Voter ID Laws Could Bar Minorities and Young People LINK
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