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Thank media watchdogs for spurring election reform    Story Here  Archive
Bill Finkbeiner Guest Columnist 25 January 2005
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
MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 25 January 2005
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
OLIVIA COBISKEY The Holland Sentinel 25 January 2005

Allegan County will be getting a new countywide voting system.



Agitation Time    Story Here  Archive
Ted Glick Columbus Free Press 25 January 2005
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
Mary Madewell The Paris News 25 January 2005
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
MARGARET LILLARD Associated Press 25 January 2005
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
Associated Press 25 January 2005
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
Jesse Jackson and Greg Palast Guest Column Seattle Post Intelligencer 26 January 2005
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
Editorial Seneca County Advertiser-Tribune 24 January 2005
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
Max Standridge Columbus Free Press 24 January 2005
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
Paul Loeb Guest Column Seattle Post Intelligencer 24 January 2005
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
Jeff Schult Opinion The Hartford Currant 23 January 2005
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
MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 23 January 2005
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
HANNAH MITCHELL AND MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 23 January 2005
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
Associated Press 23 January 2005
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
Justine Smith Columbus Free Press 23 January 2005
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
Bob Fitrakis Columbus Free Press 23 January 2005
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
Cleveland Plain Dealer 22 January 2005
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
Editorial The Journal News 22 January 2005
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
MICHELLE DeARMOND / The Press-Enterprise 22 January 2005
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.

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