'Daily Voting News' For August 30 and 31, 2008
True to form Florida is in the midst of another election nightmare. Is it a few less than honorable election officials in a couple counties; or, is it the simplistic process the state uses for certifying and accepting voting systems for use; or, is it vendors who have no problem at all selling counties voting systems that should never be used in elections work and that they don’t even warrant as being manufactured to be used in elections? Or, is it all of the above? I suspect it is all of the above. Indian River Co. decided to test a new system that would modem results from the poll sites to the main tabulating room. They decided to do this test in the middle of an election and they ended up doubling results from 40 polling sites. The results from Palm Beach Co are still a mess big enough to boggle the mind but there seems to have been thousands of votes that went uncounted originally while the final total vote count went down by over three thousand votes in one race after a machine and manual recount. And there is still a recount underway in Broward Co. Who knows what reports of problems will come from that recount. Is this a portent of things to come in November? It very clearly is that.
National: Proposed Mitigation for GEMS (and other EMS) Vote Deletion
National: Meet the New Flaws
National: Bob Thaves Tackles e-Voting
FL: Opinion - Early voting becomes an issue
FL: New machines, new election, & Sarasota still can't count our votes.
FL: Broward County manager, mayor's aide will serve on judicial race recount panel
FL: Indian River County - Vote glitch could sink incumbent vote-counter in Vero
FL: Indian River County - System error doubles vote count in most Indian River County precincts
FL: Indian River County election miscount stirs up worries about Nov. 4
FL: Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Wennet takes lead in recount
FL: Palm Beach County - Tight state deadline for recount might not be met in judge's race
FL: Palm Beach County - Recount is under way in judge's race
FL: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Recount Reminiscent To 2000
Judicial Race Candidates Separated By 17 Votes
FL: Palm Beach County - Concerns Arise With Machine Recount
FL: Palm Beach County - Wennet's thin lead in judicial race prompts manual recount of votes
FL: Palm Beach County - Recount completed; Winner announced
FL: Palm Beach County - Wennet retains spot on bench after two-day recount
FL: Polk County - Recount in School Board contest goes to Mullenax
FL: Sarasota County – Opinion - Ballot glitch looming?
Sarasota vote problem not a good sign
HI: Hawaii Election Integrity Lawsuit Update
IA: Clay County - Sept. 9 election marks return of paper
MD: Idea for Emergency Paper Ballots Torn Up by Election Officials
NY: Some NY officials worry about voting access
OH: Secretary of state to break tie on absentee voting hours
VA: Editorial - No Patriot games
WI: Voter registration information often doesn’t match driver records
22% mismatch rate found in registrations this month
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