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No change in no-account system    Story Here  Archive
Opinion Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun Times 23 November 2004
Four years after the vote scandals of 2000, our system of voting remains a disgrace. Faulty machines that provide no paper record, obscure obstacles to registration, partisan state election officials using their office to exclude voters, millions of votes uncounted, millions more citizens stripped of the right to vote the evidence of systemic malfunction is overwhelming.

GAO to investigate voting irregularities    Story Here  Archive
By William Jackson Government Computer News 23 November 2004
The General Accountability Office will investigate irregularities in the 2004 general election, including an examination of the security and accuracy of electronic voting machines.

Richardson offers revamp of elections    Story Here  Archive
By Shea Andersen Albuquerque Tribune 23 November 2004
Gov. Bill Richardson today called for sweeping election reform in New Mexico.

Voting Machine Critics Report Scattered Problems    Story Here  Archive
WBAL - TV 23 November 2004
ANNAPOLIS, Md. An organization that put more than 400 poll watchers in Maryland precincts on election day reported Tuesday that its volunteers found scattered problems with the state's electronic voting machines, including machines that crashed, incorrect ballots and touch screens that didn't work properly.

Observers find 201 e-voting problems in Maryland    Story Here  Archive
Grant Gross Industry Standard 23 November 2004
Poll observers in about 6 percent of Maryland's precincts recorded 201 problems with electronic voting machines during the Nov. 2 general election, according to a report released Tuesday by TrueVoteMD.org. Poll watchers trained by the voting integrity activist group reported 42 cases of crashed e-voting machines, 37 cases of access card or encoder problems, and 30 screen malfunctions, according to the report. More than 400 TrueVoteMD poll watchers observed the elections at 108 of the state's 1,787 voting precincts.

Open Voting Consortium Remedies For Elections    Story Here  Archive
Press Release OVC 23 November 2004
GRANITE BAY, CALIFORNIA - The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) will introduce legislation state-by-state to ban paperless voting and require that computer source code (the instructions given to computers) used in elections be made public. OVC will also begin to make their low-cost secure public software available for use in public elections.

Touch screens reduced spoiled ballots    Story Here  Archive
ANDRES VIGLUCCI Miami Herald 22 November 2004
In November 2000, the voting precinct at Lillie C. Evans Elementary School in Liberty City was among the worst embarrassments in a dysfunctional presidential election: of 868 punch-card ballots, 113 were discarded as 'overvotes' or 'undervotes,' the worst rate in Miami-Dade County.

N.C. panel will decide on changes or fine-tuning to election laws    Story Here  Archive
GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press 22 November 2004
The Carteret County voting failure has brought a lot of hand-wringing to elections officials and "I-told-you-sos" from activists who sounded the alarm about electronic balloting months ago.

Flaws suggest need for standards    Story Here  Archive
LYNN BONNER, News Observer 22 November 2004
A lesson from this month's election: The equipment matters. And understanding how it works is essential.

Volusia recount could help ease nation's suspicions    Story Here  Archive
Editorial News-Journal 22 November 2004
Once again, Volusia County has the unwanted privilege of being the focus of national attention in a presidential election.

Report: Rates of discarded ballots this year from 2000    Story Here  Archive
Associated Press 22 November 2004
MIAMI - The number of ballots rejected in this year's election ped dramatically in the state plagued by hanging and dimpled chads four years ago, a result officials attributed to newer voting technology, a newspaper analysis found.

Activists protest electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Heath Urie Denver Post 21 November 2004
About 200 protesters and curious onlookers stood at the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday, with protesters toting signs that read "the machine ate my vote" and "paper ballots protect democracy."

Recount costs Carrara House seat    Story Here  Archive
Union Leader. November 20, 2004.By WARREN HASTINGS, Concord Bureau
CONCORD ? In a recount, Democrat Claudia Chase of Francestown beat out Republican Dario A. Carrara of Greenfield by four votes in the New Hampshire House District 2 election, officials announced. The original count had Carrara defeating Chase 1,555 to 1,523 votes. The recount recast 36 votes, and showed Chase to be the winner by a 1,523 to 1,519 margin over Carrara.

Election officials backtrack to identify voting machine glitch    Story Here  Archive
BRYAN CORBIN Evansville Courier & Press 19 November 2004
Today, election officials will try to duplicate the computer malfunction that locked up the screens of some electronic voting machines on Election Day.

State to probe Gaston election    Story Here  Archive
BINYAMIN APPELBAUM & MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 19 November 2004
State Board of Elections staff will travel to Gaston County on Monday to investigate how Gaston officials counted and reported votes after the election.

Coalition's Support of Voting Machines Causes Confusion, says Journalist Lynn Landes    Story Here  Archive
Lynn Landes 19 November 2004
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ The situation was somewhat surreal. At yesterday's press conference in The Governor's House Hotel, representatives of the "Election Verification Project," a coalition of technologists, voting rights and legal organizations, seemed strangely out of touch with reality and their own past concerns, as they promoted a plan that leaves voting machines firmly entrenched in the election process.

Berkeley: President comes up short    Story Here  Archive
Ian Hoffmann Tri-Valley Herald 19 November 2004
In the nation's first academic study of the Florida 2004 vote, University of California, Berkeley, graduate students and a professor have found intriguing evidence that electronic-voting counties could have mistakenly awarded up to 260,000 votes to President George Bush.

Berkeley study scrutinizes Florida tally for Bush    Story Here  Archive
Wyatt Buchanan, San Francisco Chronicle 19 November 2004
Researchers at UC Berkeley released a statistical analysis Thursday that shows, they say, that President Bush may have received at least 130,000 extra and unexplained votes in Florida counties that used electronic voting machines.

N.C. study committee to examine electronic voting expanded    Story Here  Archive
Associated Press 19 November 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. Legislative leaders created a special committee Friday to examine electronic voting machines in an effort to ensure that all votes cast in future elections are counted properly.

Warning light came on, state tests reveal    Story Here  Archive
JANNETTE PIPPIN Jacksonville Daily News 18 November 2004
BEAUFORT - When Carteret County submits its report next week to the state elections board, the document will include test results from the county's now-notorious electronic voting system.

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