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Group Notes That New Mexico Secretary of State Vigil-Giron Misrepresents Election Recount Efforts    Story Here  Archive
Press Release HelpAmericaRecount 01 February 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, NM February 1 Help America Recount, a group questioning the accuracy of the results of the Nov. 2 presidential election in New Mexico, says New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron has not told the truth about efforts by the Green and Libertarian presidential candidates to initiate a recount.

Security for voting machines is pushed    Story Here  Archive
Stephanie Desmon Baltimore Sun 01 February 2005
Despite doomsday predictions of machine meltdowns and the hijacking of votes via computer, the state's new $55 million electronic voting machines made it through their first major test on Election Day 2004 with what appeared to be only minor glitches.

Report: Invalid Florida ballots at all time low in 2004 election    Story Here  Archive
BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press 01 February 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The banishment of chads helped lead to the lowest level of invalid ballots ever measured in a presidential or gubernatorial election in Florida, said a report released Tuesday.

Mistakes in voting plunge, state report says    Story Here  Archive
George Bennett Palm Beach Post February 02, 2005
Florida voters made far fewer errors in November than in the mistake-plagued 2000 election, a new report shows, with those who used paper ballots slightly more likely to record votes for president than those using electronic touch screens.

Election proposals swamp legislators    Story Here  Archive
Brad Shannon The Olympian 31 January 2005
State legislators, cracking their knuckles over when to have the state's primary election, say they still haven't agreed on a solution: whether it's May, June, August or early September.

EagleDirect speaks    Story Here  Archive
RICHARD VALENTY Colorado Daily 31 January 2005
Like the chapters of a mystery novel, each weekly meeting of the Boulder County Election Review Committee develops a new character and new plot movement.

State to re-examine voting system    Story Here  Archive
J.D. Prose, Beaver County Times 31 January 2005
BEAVER - While thousands of Beaver County voters cast ballots in the November election, more than 4,500 didn't vote in the presidential race, according to results provided by the county.

Court challenge to San Diego mayoral election begins    Story Here  Archive
MICHELLE MORGANTE Associated Press 31 January 2005
SAN DIEGO - Voters who backed a write-in mayoral candidate in the November election have been wrongly disenfranchised by arbitrary and overly burdensome rules, lawyers told a judge Monday on the first day of a court effort to overturn the victory of Mayor Dick Murphy.

PRWEB) January 31, 2005 "There are statistical indications that a systematic, nationwide shift of 5.5% of the vote may have occurred, and that we'll never get to the bottom of this, unless we gather the data we need for mathematical analysis and open, r    Story Here  Archive
Press Release USCountsVotes 31 January 2005

(PRWEB) January 31, 2005 "There are statistical indications that a systematic, nationwide shift of 5.5% of the vote may have occurred, and that we'll never get to the bottom of this, unless we gather the data we need for mathematical analysis and open, robust scientific debate.", says Bruce O'Dell, USCountVotes' Vice President.



Who Audits the Auditors?    Story Here  Archive
Stefan Sharkansky Blog SoundPolitics 31 January 2005
County Auditors all over the state are complaining about the extra work they're having to do to respond to the election contest. Pierce County is moaning about the cost: "

Forwarding ban riles many    Story Here  Archive
Jane Musgrove Palm Beach Post 30 January 2005
Confusing, inaccurate or nonexistent information, computer problems and just plain old human error are likely to blame for thousands of Palm Beach County voters' failing to receive absentee ballots they requested in November's presidential election.

Counties inconsistent in provisional-vote rules    Story Here
Tom Beal ARIZONA DAILY STAR 29 January 2005
About 5 percent of Arizona's voters - 101,536 of them, to be exact - had some trouble voting in the 2004 election, and 27,878 of them had their "provisional" votes thrown out.

Touch-screen voting coming to Mineral County    Story Here  Archive
MARLA PISCIOTTA Mineral Daily News-Tribune 29 January 2005
State-of-the-art "touch screen" voting machines will be in Mineral County by October 2, according to Sonny Alt, Clerk of Mineral County Commission. Alt and deputy clerk Lauren Ellifritz traveled to Flatwoods on Thursday for training and information gathering at a "user meeting."

Printer says ballots bear partial blame    Story Here  Archive
Eric Bontrager, The Boulder Daily Camera 29 January 2005
The printer of the ballots from Boulder County's botched November election admitted Friday that printing errors caused some problems, but said the company that makes the county's new voting system and its machines carry the bulk of the blame.

Paper trail for e-votes would cost millions    Story Here  Archive
Ian Hoffmann Oakland Tribune 29 January 2005
Diebold revealed Wednesday its elections business lost more than $7 million in the last quarter of 2004, partly because of a $2 million settlement of a lawsuit with e-voting critics and the state.

Texas Court Orders Voting Examiners' Meetings Opened to Public    Story Here  Archive
Opinion Kansas City infoZine 29 January 2005
Texas - A Texas court ruled today that state voting examiners may no longer bar the public from their meetings. In the case, ACLU of Texas v. Connor, the plaintiffs argued that the Texas Open Meetings Act should apply to meetings of the voting examiners. These meetings are used to decide what kinds of electronic voting machines will be used in upcoming elections. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was co-counsel in the case.

A Step Forward in The Voting Wars    Story Here  Archive
Steven Levy Newsweek 29 January 2005
Feb. 7 issue - The polling places in Iraq are front-and-center this week, but the jagged scars of our own election are still far from healed. Part of the problem is that, no matter what the count, many people do not trust results from electronic voting machines. Democracy suffers when there's reason to doubt that the rightful winner is the one who gets sworn into office.

New voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Opinion Newsday 28 January 2005
Our state legislators have in their midst a daily reminder that New York's election system is shaky: The 35th Senate District in Westchester remains in court and unrepresented nearly three months after the Nov. 2 election. So it's good news that the Assembly this week passed a package of bills to fix the electoral process and comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002. But that passage was just the first step. The Senate must quickly pass its own version, so the two houses can iron out their differences and get New York ready for 2006.

County to buy audio system that enables blind to vote    Story Here  Archive
BARBARA S. MILLER Observer-Reporter 27 January 2005
Blind voters in Washington County must have special voting machines that will provide them with a sound system under the Help America Vote Act, and the county commissioners approved a resolution to pay for a system with a $1.7 million grant.

GOP: Felons, Dead People Voted in Wash    Story Here  Archive
REBECCA COOK Associated Press 27 January 2005
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Republicans asking a judge to throw out the results of Washington's ultra-close gubernatorial election said Wednesday they have found that 300 ballots were cast illegally by felons and others.

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