Commissioners Give Nod To Voting Machine Company Story Here Archive
MicroVote General Corp., Indianapolis, received the Kosciusko County Commissioners? approval Tuesday to sell the county new voting machines.
Governor's race: your questions answered Story Here Archive
The evening before Secretary of State Sam Reed is to certify Democrat Christine Gregoire as governor-elect and she's expected to declare victory, Republican candidate Dino Rossi is calling for a new election, with the looming threat of more lawsuits in what is thought to be the closest governor's race in U.S. history.
No holiday for vote thieves Story Here Archive
The dean of the Congressional Black Caucus is confident that at least a few U.S. senators will join House members on Jan. 6 to question the fairness of the Nov. 2 election. John Conyers Jr., the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, told Salon.com he doesn?t believe the Senate will repeat its performance of four years ago, when Black lawmakers sought in vain for one senatorial objection to ?official misconduct, deliberate fraud and an attempt to suppress voter turnout by unlawful means? in Florida, as Congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., put it at the time.
Ohio GOP election officials ducking subpoenas as Kerry enters stolen vote fray Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell refused to appear at a deposition on Monday, December 27. The deposition was part of an election challenge lawsuit filed at the Ohio Supreme Court. Meanwhile John Kerry is reported to have filed a federal legal action aimed at preserving crucial recount evidence, which has been under GOP assault throughout the state.
Election Day leftovers Story Here Archive
Compared with the presidential election in Ukraine, this year's elections at home went off smoothly. Certainly no candidate here had to overcome massive fraud or a bizarre face-disfiguring poisoning. But eight weeks after Election Day, several U.S. races are still unresolved because of glaring human errors, machine malfunctions, disputes over vague or contradictory election laws and other echoes of the mess that tied up the presidential race four years ago.
DNC launches investigation into election anomalies Story Here Archive
WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from Afro newspapers) - Just as Florida proved a laboratory for election reform after its 2000 debacle, Ohio is a treasure trove of information about election issues and practices, said Democratic Party leaders recently as they announced the launching of an investigation into the 2004 elections in that state.
The members of the state Board of Elections have another chance Wednesday to get it right in Carteret County. This time, the board should follow common sense and declare a winner in the Nov. 2 race for state agriculture commissioner.
Ohio recount ends, shows vote closer Story Here Archive
TOLEDO, Ohio - Election officials finished the presidential recount in Ohio on Tuesday, with the final tally shaving about 300 votes off President Bush's six-figure margin of victory in the state that gave him a second term.
Legal Fight Over Recount Could Continue For Weeks Story Here Archive
SANTA FE ? Green and Libertarian presidential candidates are continuing their legal fight for a ballot recount in New Mexico and plan to take their case to the state Court of Appeals.
New Mexico Recount Goes Back to Court Story Here Archive
NEW MEXICO December 28 Attorneys for Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb will file a Notice of Appeal on Tuesday from a District Court decision which rejected Cobb's request to start the New Mexico recount without paying the entire cost of it in advance. Last week the New Mexico Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Since the Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the case, it can be heard by the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Kerry Joins Cobb's Request to Preserve Evidence in Ohio Recount Story Here Archive
OHIO - December 28 - The Motion filed by Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb last week, asking a Federal Court to preserve a wide range of evidence to ensure the integrity of the Ohio recount, was officially supported by the Kerry-Edwards campaign today
In Focus: More fuel to recount fire Story Here Archive
Those who have raised issue with the administration of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio have more fuel for their fire.
The election is over, it's time to move on Story Here Archive
There's hardly a day goes by that we are spared yet another story about a protest involving the vote count somewhere in this year's election.
Doing the Right Thing Story Here Archive
Jesse Jackson and the Green Party are both on the progressive side of the political spectrum, but it's still quite something to see them, along with many other groups, coming together to try to get to the bottom of the voter disenfranchisement/election machine fraud/voter suppression scandal that continues to grow despite a near-whiteout by the corporate media.
Forty Faxes and a Whisper: Texas Election Scandal Story Here Archive
"As I look back over the General Election held on Nov. 2, 2004, I know that voting is a 'right' that is being taken away everyday," writes Brenda Denson-Prince. But she is not writing about far away places like Ohio or Florida. She is writing about her own attempt to become the first woman in Kaufman County, Texas to sit on the County Commissioners Court. On the day after Christmas, Denson-Prince faxes me forty pages.
Kerry Preparing Grounds to Unconcede: Election Challenge likely on Jan 6th Story Here Archive
If you haven't been following John Kerry closely, get ready to hear of surprising developments. The vote-defrauded, potential president-in-waiting has just indicated through his lawyer that the validity of George Bush's reelection is no longer a given.
Goodbye Theresa Story Here Archive
The Supervisor of Elections office on Military Trail in West Palm Beach is calm today. The staff toils in morgue-like quiet. There are no protesters outside, no sheriff?s deputies, no obvious security forces.
Solution to lost votes is to use electronic voting Story Here Archive
Lost in all the petty bickering about Ohio?s presidential election is the continuing problem with residual, or ?lost? votes in that race. Residual votes occur when over- or under-votes occur, which means either more than one candidate was ed or no candidate was ed. The biggest problem is ion of more than one candidate. And the solution to that problem is electronic voting.
Kerry Files Motion to Protect Ohio Vote Evidence Story Here Archive
This afternoon, an attorney representing the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign filed two important motions to preserve and augment evidence of alleged election fraud in the November election. The motions were filed in the matter titled Yost et al. v. Delaware County Board of Elections and J. Kenneth Blackwell (Civil Action No. C2-04-1139) with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The document is titled "Motion Of Intervenor-Defendant Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. For A Preservation Order And For A Leave To Take Limited Expedited Discovery."
Setting Standards for Fair Elections Story Here Archive
The much-delayed work of setting federal standards for electronic voting machines is speeding up, and there is reason for concern. Voting machine companies and their supporters have been given a large say in the process, while advocates for voters, including those who insist on the use of voter-verified paper receipts, have been pushed to the margins. Election officials and machine makers may be betting that after the presidential election, ordinary Americans have lost interest in the mechanics of the ballot. But Americans do care, and it is unlikely that they will be satisfied by a process in which special interests dominate, or by a result that does not ensure vote totals that can be trusted.