Thank media watchdogs for spurring election reform Story Here Archive
Even as the Legislature entered the second week of the 2005 session, some of the great white tents that held the 2005 Inaugural Ball still stood outside the Capitol, a reminder of the turmoil that remains. Despite the fact the inauguration is over, legislators move forward with the unsettled knowledge that we might not truly know who our governor really is for more than a month.
Voting problems draw out intense activists Story Here Archive
RALEIGH - State lawmakers considering how to fix problems with the state's voting machines recently watched a computer security expert show their committee how easily and quickly a saboteur could hack into the type of electronic voting systems that many counties use.
Officials choose voting system Story Here Archive
Allegan County will be getting a new countywide voting system.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), an outgrowth of the Kucinich for President campaign, just concluded a large, successful national conference in Washington, D.C. Over 500 spirited, determined activists from all over the country came to the University of the District of Columbia for 48 hours of speeches, panels (too many!), workshops and informal person-to-person networking. The panels, the heart of the conference, were focused on issues like Iraq, Israel/Palestine, voting rights/electoral reform, defending social security, universal health care, progressive media, racism, veterans issues and progressive spirituality.
Commissioners delay voting machines Story Here Archive
Lamar County commissioners could be moving toward a standoff with the federal government over Help America Vote Act requirements.
Committee approves language to create paper trail for N.C. voters Story Here Archive
RALEIGH, N.C. - A bill to create a paper trail for North Carolina voters moved a step closer to reality Tuesday as a special committee agreed on language that would mandate a paper backup for electronic voting systems.
Bill would clarify voting procedure, pay for recounts Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Election challengers would have to pay the entire cost of recounts that fail to change the results of the election, under a bill before state lawmakers.
Black voters in United States disproportionally disenfranchised Story Here Archive
The inaugural confetti has been swept away and with it, the last quarrel over who really won the presidential election.
Optical scanners may be optimal solution Story Here Archive
A few years ago - due to the fiasco involving hanging chads on some Florida ballots from the 2000 presidential election - it looked like the entire country would switch to touch-screen voting machines ASAP.
Arkansas in 2004: Did Bush Really Win? Story Here Archive
Past Election Patterns, Pre-Election, Tracking and Exit Poll Patterns, Bill Clinton, Vote Discrepancies, Undervotes, and A "Convenient" Power Failure in Little Rock, All Combine to Suggest Otherwise
Revote? If Florida and Ohio go first Story Here Archive
After the most meticulous counting in Washington state history, Republicans are crying fraud. Yet compared with the abuses that happened elsewhere, but not in our state, we should feel proud.
A Certain Outcome Story Here Archive
It was manifestly obvious that something was wrong, deeply wrong, with these elections. The exit polls, the best check on a secret ballot yet devised by man, were desperately at odds with the announced results. From towns and cities throughout the state, reports of frauds both large and small poured in. Ballots were destroyed or lost. Wild charges of vote suppression and voter intimidation were flung about. Observers from foreign nations were aghast.
Voting machines probed Story Here Archive
RALEIGH - Local and state officials in Pennsylvania are examining malfunctions and questions with voting machines in three counties the same model machine that lost more than 4,400 votes in North Carolina.
Burke may tinker with ballot format Story Here Archive
Many Burke County voters could have been confused by the electronic ballots used in November, and the county's election director said Burke may change the ballot format but he has no plans to change the voting machines
Machine that lost votes in N.C. did same in Pennsylvania Story Here Archive
The same model of voting machine that lost 4,438 votes in Carteret County also erased votes in three Pennsylvania counties, officials in that state said.
Voting Problems and Uncounted Votes in Lucas County, Ohio Story Here Archive
I wish to acknowledge the work of Pat Lent, Brian Taylor and Cindy Darrah who contributed research and ideas for this paper. Dan Kornacki converted the data from Lucas County into an Excel Spreadsheet.
J. Kenneth Blackwell: The ?J? is for Judas Story Here Archive
Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell is perhaps the single most opportunistic politician in the history of Ohio. His career began in Cincinnati in the 1970s and progressed to statewide office until today. Along the way, he metamorphed from a charter reform Democrat, into a Carter Democrat, then a New Democrat, then an Independent, then a moderate Republican, then a conservative Republican, and is now the state?s leading reactionary right-wing Republican.
Access for the disabled Story Here Archive
Between 5 percent and 10 per cent of all voters have a disability, but most polling places are less than welcoming, despite a 20-year-old law requiring accessibility. Physical accessibility and the right to independently cast a secret vote are the law, so voters with poor vision or other physical impairments must be able to vote without help.
Boosting Hispanic voters Story Here Archive
Spanish-speaking voters in Westchester, at least, should have less difficulty in voting in future elections if the Westchester County Board of Elections follows an agreement reached with the U.S. Justice Department to provide:
State OKs e-vote printer Story Here Archive
Secretary of State Kevin Shelley approved a voting-system printer Friday that will allow San Bernardino County residents to view a paper record of their ballot while casting their votes electronically on a touch-screen machine.