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'Daily Voting News' For January 27, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Ohio's Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, has dictated that all counties must replace their Direct Recording Electronic voting machines with optical-scan machines. This was all done before the state announced a $1.9B shortfall in revenue. The media is now reporting that Brunner has two choices if she doesn't back down: force the replacement and don't help counties to pay for new machines or remove from office all officials who defy her wishes.

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project has announced that they have begun a clearinghouse for election problems at the polls. Illinois voters are encouraged to go to their blog and report the problem. This sharing of information is vital to our discovering problems and getting those problems solved. ...

  • CA: Orange County - Columnist - Choice for voters: Paper or gizmo? LINK
  • CA: San Joaquin County - Back to paper LINK
  • CA: San Joaquin County - Opinion - Machines don't get bored counting votes LINK
  • CO: Opinion - Going Old School LINK
  • CO: Detecting election fraud made virtually impossible LINK
  • CO: State might hold off on precinct reporting LINK
  • FL: At Florida Polls, Touch Screens and Crossed Fingers LINK
  • IL: Citizens Pull Back The Curtain On Election Mishaps LINK
  • IL: Few upset by primary ballot delays LINK
  • NH: Recounting and recalling the N.H. presidential primary LINK
  • NH: COLLATERAL TV: New Hampshire & E-Voting 101 LINK
  • NY: Editorial - A vote for more secure voting in New York Now that state has settled on new machines, counties can quickly finish transition. LINK
  • NY: Opinion - Why push electronic voting machines? Follow the money trail LINK
  • OH: Editorial - ... So does Ohio's secretary of state LINK
  • OH: Officials: Brunner shaking voter trust LINK
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