Lawsuit Over Ohio Voting Dropped Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Three dozen voters challenging the presidential election results in the Ohio Supreme Court asked to their lawsuit Tuesday, saying it is moot with last week's certification of the electoral vote and the upcoming inauguration.
King County finds new error in vote tally Story Here Archive
SEATTLE (AP) ? A discrepancy between the number of ballots cast in King County last November and those credited with voting has grown from about 1,200 to about 1,800, elections officials said.
Covering Elections There, Miscovering Them Here Story Here Archive
Elections are breaking out all over. The Palestinians voted yesterday. In the Ukraine, they needed two elections to get it right. And at month's end Iraqis will go to the polls whether it makes any sense or not, or whether they want to or not.
County to consider vote-by-mail system Story Here Archive
Taxpayers will save money and elections will be more accurate if Whatcom County switches to a vote-by-mail system, county auditor Shirley Forslof said at a Bellingham community forum Saturday.
Clearly, we still have work to do in fixing our elections process Story Here Archive
It's been said that generals are always prepared to fight the last war. Even a casual glance at history proves the folly of this approach. Armies change, weapons change and tactics change at a rapid pace, so it's best to prepare for what's ahead, not for what's behind.
What Happened in Ohio Story Here Archive
I don't usually let other people do my thinking for me, but I confess I'd been waiting for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to tell me what to think about the voting irregularities that marred the November elections in Ohio.
One of the most sacred rights we have?at least in the eyes of many Americans?is the right to vote. With such a right, many believe that bad politicians can be peacefully removed from office, and that unconstitutional laws can be reversed without bloodshed. There are, of course, just a few problems with this scenario.
Don't Count Rossi Out Story Here Archive
The new mediatalk radio, bloggers and independent watchdog groupshave followed up their success in exposing Dan Rather's use of phony memos by showcasing another scandal: Washington state's bizarre race for governor, which features a vote count so close and compromised it allows Florida to retire the crown for electoral incompetence. If Democrat Christine Gregoire, who leads by 129 votes and is scheduled to take the office Wednesday, eventually has to face a new election, it will have been in large part because of the new media's ability to give the story altitude before it reached the courts.
Wexler reminds elections chief of paper trail challenge Story Here Archive
Less than 48 hours after Arthur Anderson took over as Palm Beach County elections supervisor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler gave him a pointed public reminder of who and what got him elected.
Matthew Cardinale | Barbara Boxer: Hero for a New Generation of Democrats Story Here Archive
By objecting to the 2004 election, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is an absolute hero for democracy who will be remembered as a key progressive leader during a time that the Democratic Party, and indeed the country, seemed to have lost its way.
Seattle Times: Feds threatened suit over military ballots Story Here Archive
OLYMPIA ? Less than a month before the November election, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened to sue Washington state because it was moving too slowly in mailing military ballots overseas.
The Last Man To Concede... Story Here Archive
On November 3, just hours after Democratic vice-presidential hopeful John Edwards made a national announcement that he and John Kerry were not going to concede until all the votes were counted, Kerry grabbed the spotlight and conceded before all the votes were counted.
System selected to record voters Story Here Archive
Secretary of State Charlie Daniels said Monday that he plans to award a $4.9 million contract for a new centralized statewide voter registration system to Election Systems & Software of Omaha, Neb.
Even a Remote Chance? Story Here Archive
Imagine sitting in your favorite easy chair with a remote control, and being
able to just push EJECT and get George Bush out of office. Or, let's say you're
on your laptop, and you can dial up a regime change.
Purging of rolls, confusion anger voters 41% of Nov. 2 provisional ballots axed in Lucas County Story Here Archive
Ralph and Barbara George are lifelong Democrats who first registered to vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960 and have lived in the same East Toledo house for 44 years.
Votes that count, a promise to keep Story Here Archive
In the wake of the controversial gubernatorial election, Secretary of State Sam Reed has called on the Legislature again to pass a package of election-reform measures. They include some of the same proposals Reed made in the wake of another controversial election more than four years ago.
Pa. officials to review voting irregularities Story Here Archive
MERCER - The Pennsylvania Department of State will open an examination of an electronic voting system that plagued balloting locations in three counties and led to the resignation of an election director, agency officials said.
Many Americans refuse to concede 'stolen election' Story Here Archive
While a two-hour debate raged on the floors of the U.S. House and Senate over the certification of the presidential election, more than 400 activists waited outside to learn which of their leaders would join their cause.
Rossi's fight could enter federal realm Story Here Archive
The battle may not be over, even if Washington Democrats beat back Republican efforts in state court to invalidate Christine Gregoire's 129-vote victory in the race for governor. It's quite possible that GOP candidate Dino Rossi's legal team or another sympathetic group could take action in the U.S. Supreme Court, citing the equal protection elements of the 2000 Bush v. Gore case.
Survey: Few troops use new voting options Story Here Archive
Jefferson City ? Secretary of State Matt Blunt touted fax and e-mail balloting as options to make voting more accessible to military members in combat, but a statewide survey shows just a few dozen people used those options in the November election.