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Task force finds 'unacceptable' flaws in state election system; suggests 15 changes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Rachel La Corte, Associated Press 02 March 2005
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) An election reform task force created by Gov. Christine Gregoire in the wake of her razor-thin margin of victory last year found that the public?s trust in the state?s election system was damaged by imperfections and mistakes that "are clearly unacceptable."

Exit Poll Madness - Analyst Steve Freeman & Company Offer False Choice    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Lynn Landes EcoTalk 03 March 2005
Beware of exit polls and the analysts who study them.  These folks would have us believe that exit polls tell the gospel truth.  They even quote the duplicitous toe-sucking Dick Morris to make their case.  "Exit polls are almost never wrong," Morris writes.  The man is a known creep.

Restoring public trust in the election process    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Sam Reed, WA. SoS Opinion Seattle Times 01 March 2005
The debate over the 2004 governor's race is an opportunity to improve the way Washington votes.

Lawmakers should reduce the governor's power over elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Lance deHaven-Smith Opinion Tallahassee Democrat 01 March 2005
Before considering Gov. Jeb Bush's request for more authority over county supervisors of elections, legislators should assess Florida's track record since 2001. That's when responsibility for election policy and administration was effectively transferred to the governor because he would appoint the secretary of state.

Mississippi getting $34 million to modernize elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
MELISSA M. SCALLAN Biloxi Sun Herald 01 March 2005
LONG BEACH - This year will be the most important for election reform, Secretary of State Eric Clark said Monday night.

Assemblywomen urge paper ballot    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Michael DeDora Jr. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 01 March 2005
(March 1, 2005) ? ALBANY ? Two lawmakers concerned that the state might buy new voting machines that leave no paper trail on Monday urged the state instead to buy a system that uses paper ballots and optical scanners to count them.

We must defend voting rights in America, not just Iraq    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun Times 01 March 2005
This weekend in Selma, Ala., marchers will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in that city. The violence unleashed by Southern sheriffs and racial vigilantes on that day galvanized President Johnson to push through the Voting Rights Act, giving blacks the right to vote in the South for the first time since the brief reconstruction period after the Civil War.

Votes might get paper receipts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Mike Billips Macon Telegraph 01 March 2005
A state lawmaker wants to create a paper trail of each vote cast on Georgia's electronic ballot machines, but the proposal may have to wait for federal action.

New machine deadline fast approaching    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Jim Wallace Charleston Daily Mail 01 March 2005
Facing deadline pressure, Secretary of State Betty Ireland's office is almost ready to tell counties like Kanawha and Putnam the best ways to replace their old punch-card voting machines with more modern equipment.

Unfunded mandates can have a devastating effect    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Commissioners Corner: Melvin Hunt Liberty County Cleveland (TX) Advocate 01 March 2005
You will at times have the occasion when the federal or state government will pass laws that pass mandates to county government. Most of the time it is the responsibility of the county governments to pay for these mandates out of county tax dollars. These types of laws are called "unfunded mandates." They often have a devastating effect on the budgets of the county governments that are responsible for implementing them.

N.C. Legislature gives final approval to provisional vote law    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Associated Press 01 March 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. On the eve of a key court hearing, the General Assembly gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a provisional ballot bill that could bring lawmakers into contention with the courts.

Ohio's Odd Numbers    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 28, 2005
Christopher Hitchins Vanity Fair March 2005
Are the stories of vote suppression and rigged machines to be believed? Here is "non-wacko" evidence that something went seriously awry in the Buckeye State on Election Day 2004

Protecting America's Vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 28, 2005
Paul Weyrich Free Congress Foundation 28 February 2005
Despite the fact that we were told that things went well in the 2004 elections, there was an unprecedented amount of voter fraud in various parts of the country. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ.), the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and thus a Member of the Senate leadership, has issued a paper entitled ?Putting an End to Voter Fraud? and its suggestions are surely worth considering. The Help America Vote Act, which was supposed to take care of a number of problems in the American election system when it was enacted in 2002, may have made matters worse. In any case, the Act comes up for renewal shortly and there are changes which ought to be made.

Voting in America    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 28, 2005
Bob Babson The Free Press 28 February 2005
In America, every vote should be counted correctly.  Following the General Election on November 2, 2004, we have learned that there were numerous incidents of evoting machines malfunctioning and/or being tampered with and significant voter suppression.  Congress is being asked to investigate.  In the name of preserving democracy itself, the purpose of this article is to outline two courses of action which will help prevent future voting fraud in all 50 states:

Clinton, Boxer pushing e-voting bill in Senate    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 28, 2005
Todd R. Weiss COMPUTERWORLD 28 February 2005
FEBRUARY 28, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A wide-ranging bill that, among other things, would mandate a voter-verified paper ballot for every vote cast in electronic voting machines has been introduced by Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). The Count Every Vote Act, they said, is needed to address shortcomings related to existing e-voting technology.

Legislators and judges fight over election process    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 28, 2005
JACK BETTS Charlotte Observer 28 February 2005
RALEIGH - A couple of years ago the N.C. Supreme Court ruled in a redistricting case that the General Assembly's new legislative districts were unconstitutional and had to be redone.

The vote you cast may not be tallied. 1 out of 100 shown uncounted in 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 27, 2005
Vicki Haddock San Francisco Chronicle 27 February 2005
You read the newspapers, watch the candidates' debates, mull the issues with friends, and then you do your democratic duty: You vote.

Let the voters vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 27, 2005
Editorial Toledo Blade 27 February 2005
Possibly the most important lesson learned from the 2004 presidential election is that showing up at the wrong precinct should not disenfranchise an otherwise qualified voter.

A vote of confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 27, 2005
STEVE BOUSQUET, St. Petersburg Times 27 February 2005

JACKSONVILLE - It was the middle of Super Bowl week, but some people in this riverfront city had no interest in football. They wanted to talk about how the 2004 elections in Florida were run.



Outlook brightens for electronic-voting support    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 26, 2005
North County Times. February 25, 2005. By: DAVE DOWNEY - Staff Writer
Chances have improved that Riverside County will be able to cover its costs for equipping 4,250 touch-screen voting machines with paper printers in time for 2006 elections, the county's registrar of voters said this week.

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