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11,310 ballots cast out    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 05 February 2005
RALEIGH - The N.C. Supreme Court ruled Friday that provisional ballots cast by voters outside their home precinct are illegal, throwing out 11,310 ballots and potentially overturning a statewide vote and local races across the state.

Ukraine vote yields important lessons for U.S. democracy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 3, 2005
Opinion LANCE DEHAVEN-SMITH Miami Herald 03 February 2005
Ukraine's 2004 presidential election offers important lessons for American democracy. U.S. election laws and national opinion have yet to catch up with recent developments in election technology and administration. In particular, they are blind to what the Ukraine Supreme Court referred to as 'massive fraud,' where the integrity of an election is subverted by many small problems that are mutually reinforcing.

County ponders voting switch    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 3, 2005
Kate Giammarise Chillicothe Gazette 03 February 2005

Nancy Bell's job just doesn't get any easier. In the wake of a difficult general election, she and the Ross County Board of Elections now are faced with an ultimatum from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.



Harmon claims criminal acts in vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 3, 2005
MELISSA KNIFIC and ERIK JOHNS, The Advocate 03 February 2005
NEWARK After reviewing more than 700 voting machines, Domestic Relations Court Judge candidate Paul Harmon has requested a criminal investigation of the Licking County Board of Elections.

Printer fails to satisfy e-vote activists    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 3, 2005
Rachel Konrad Associated Press 03 February 2005
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Three months after the presidential election, one of the nation's biggest makers of touch-screen voting machines has created a companion printer that spits out paper records.

Attack on election protection attorneys draws mountain of documentation    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 3, 2005
Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman The Columbus Free Press 03 February 2005
Stiff legal sanctions sought by Ohio's Republican Attorney General James Petro against four attorneys who have questioned the results of the 2004 presidential balloting here has produced an unintended consequence a massive counter-filing that has put on the official record a mountain of contentions by those who argue that election was stolen.

Company sues Blackwell over voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Cindi Andrews Cincinnati Enquirer 02 February 2005
A Texas-based company sued Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell this morning for ordering county election boards across the state to abandon plans for electronic voting machines.

Some sites show huge vote gaps    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
GREG J. BOROWSKI Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 02 February 2005
Record-keeping surrounding the Nov. 2 presidential election in Milwaukee is so flawed that in 17 wards there were at least 100 more votes recorded than people listed by the city as voting there.

Officials say they'll pick optical scan vendor, though they don't want to    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
John Arthur Hutchison News-Herald 02 February 2005
Lake County elections officials say the county might be forced to change from electronic voting machines to a precinct-count optical scan voting system.

Closing arguments expected today in mayoral challenge    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Greg Moran San Diego Union-Tribune 02 February 2005
The lawsuit seeking to overturn the San Diego mayor's race headed toward a conclusion today following a second day of testimony about rejected write-in ballots and after the judge trimmed the breadth of the challengers' case.

Hamilton Co. resists vote system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Cindi Andrews Cincinnati Enquirer 02 February 2005
Hamilton County may ask the Ohio Attorney General's Office whether county elections officials have to a new voting system, as ordered last month by Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.

Democrats will investigate Ohio vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Carl Weiser Cincinnati Enquirer 02 February 2005
WASHINGTON - The national Democratic Party will spend up to $500,000 to investigate voting problems that critics say might have occurred last year in the battleground state of Ohio, the party's leader said Tuesday.

Rusk County official suggests voting changes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
MELISSA TRESNER Longview News-Journal 02 February 2005
HENDERSON ? Rusk County commissioners heard a plan Tuesday morning to make elections less hectic and save money on federally-mandated electronic voting machines by consolidating polling locations, ping from 37 to 14.

Record votes on paper    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Opinion Charlotte Observer 02 February 2005
A legislative committee meets Thursday to take a least one more look at proposals designed to avoid a repeat of the election fiasco in Carteret County last fall and to help restore public confidence in the electoral process. When it takes its final look at recommendations, that committee must be sure to guarantee a way to recount votes when there's a contested election result.

State shouldn't pay for needless recounts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
BENJAMIN BROWN The Alaska Observer 02 February 2005
With the legislative session fully underway, most Alaskans have shifted out of campaign mode (dreading the ringing of the telephone and averting one's gaze from the television during back-to-back-to-back advertisements) and are now settling in to the more passive role of watching laws being made. But there are some issues that came up during last fall's campaign season that are the subject of bills currently before the Legislature. While I understand the reluctance to think about campaigns right now, some things need to be addressed this session, so problems don't recur next election season.

County looks at equipment to meet voting requirements    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
BUD CHAMBERS Brenham Banner-Press 02 February 2005
The Help America Vote Act, commonly known as HAVA, was quietly passed into law in 2002 by the U.S. Congress.

Ernest Partridge 'Shut Up!,' They Explain    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Ernest Partridge Scoop.NZ 02 February 2005

Have you noticed? Those of us who suspect that the election was stolen (a.k.a. 'conspiracy nuts'), have presented an impressive array of evidence ? statistical, anecdotal and circumstantial ? to support our claims. In response to this we have been provided scant rebuttal evidence.



Key electoral reforms proposed    Story Here  Archive
Neil Modie SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER 01 February 2005
King County would make provisional ballots distinguishable from regular ballots and adopt other changes to lessen future election problems under a bipartisan reform package proposed yesterday by two County Council members.

Trial opens in challenges of S.D. mayoral election    Story Here  Archive
Greg Moran San Diego Union-Tribune 01 February 2005
Two formal challenges to Mayor Dick Murphy's victory in the 2004 San Diego election got under way yesterday as lawyers pressed their arguments that thousands of ballots that could tip the race were wrongly excluded.

VIVA 2005 - Ask Your Senators to Stand Up for Election Reform Today    Story Here  Archive
Press Release CommonDreams 01 February 2005
WASHINGTON February 1 Here at Common Cause, our work to fix the flawed election system continues. Last week invited our members and supporters to tell us how they would prioritize the issues on our 2005 agenda. Election reform received the highest percentage of votes, of the six issues we listed.

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