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Some ballots counted twice    Story Here  Archive
LaRAYE BROWN News-Messenger 16 November 2004
Sandusky County elections officials discovered some ballots in the Nov. 2 election were counted twice.

Pinellas ballot box sat ignored in office    Story Here  Archive
By DAVID KARP, St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer 16 November 2004
The unmarked brown box sat unnoticed in the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office until Monday, two weeks after the election, when an employee cleaning a desk stumbled upon it. Inside were 268 uncounted absentee ballots.

Escambia voters had a great turnout - but not that great    Story Here  Archive
BRADY DENNIS, St. Petersburg Times 16 November 2004
Like the hurricane that plowed through in September, the news that Escambia County had posted the highest voter turnout in the state on Nov. 2 lasted barely a day.

Electronic voting: How well did the new machines work?    Story Here  Archive
Consumer Reports 16 November 2004
Now that the 2004 election is over, voting and technology experts are studying how electronic voting machines performed. For months, critics of the machines had warned of security flaws and the absence of a paper trail for use in audits and recounts. But taking into account the sheer number of votes cast and the massive voter turnout on Nov. 2, the reported problems appeared to be few and far between.

Lawsuit demands a recount of slots vote    Story Here  Archive
By Linda Kleindienst and Sarah Talalay for the Sun Sentinel. 16 November 2004
Opponents of slot machines at South Florida pari-mutuel venues have filed a lawsuit seeking an official recount of about 78,000 absentee ballots cast in Broward County on Amendment 4 in the Nov. 2 election.

Who really won?: Experts discuss integrity of voting process    Story Here  Archive
Chris Graham Augusta Free Press 15 November 2004
Things are far from being complete, though, in North Carolina, where election officials could be facing down the prospect of having to call a do-over in the wake of reports that UniLect electronic-voting machines in Carteret County failed to register more than 4,500 votes cast on Election Day - a number that could end up outpacing the margin of victory in two hotly contested state races.

Electronic voting still has support    Story Here  Archive
JANNETTE PIPPIN Jacksonville Daily News 15 November 2004
BEAUFORT - When Carteret County residents go to the polls, their ballot is on a computer screen. They cast their vote with the touch of their finger.

Touch-screen company balks at proposal for optical scanners    Story Here  Archive
By Mary McLachlin Palm Beach Post 15 November 2004
WEST PALM BEACH ? Arthur Anderson startled a lot of people when he said Nov. 3 that he wanted to consider switching from touch-screen voting machines to optical scanners when he takes over as Palm Beach County's elections supervisor in six weeks.

Diebold strikes back on 'bug' report    Story Here  Archive
United Press International 15 November 2004
Columbus, OH, Nov. 15 (UPI) The voting machine controversy likely will linger with a re-emerging report that source code from Ohio-based Diebold Inc. yielded reports of numerous bugs.

Nader activists question accuracy of optical vote-scan machines    Story Here  Archive
KATHARINE WEBSTER Associated Press 15 November 2004
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ? New Hampshire, home of the first state presidential primary, is about to become a test case for the accuracy of optical scan vote-counting machines ? thanks to third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

Utah County votes counted incorrectly    Story Here  Archive
By Tad Walch for Deseret Morning News 14 November 2004
OREM ? A programming mistake caused punch-card reading machines in Utah County to not count 33,000 straight-party votes cast on Nov. 2.

Election Day gremlins: 16,000 judges but who's counting?    Story Here  Archive
By Mary Wickersham for the Denver Post 14 November 2004
From the post-election headlines, voters might think that there were no problems with the integrity of the election in Colorado. But that's not entirely accurate. There were serious problems with the integrity of the election - just not problems that ultimately affected the outcome of major races. If the presidential race had been closer, there would have been much for lawyers to chew on.

Electronic voting proves to be winner in election    Story Here  Archive
Ken McCall and Lynn Hulsey Dayton Daily News 14 November 2004
In an election where talk of voting irregularities continues to heat up the Internet, electronic voting machines appeared to score a victory in Ohio.

Elections officials, touch-screen critics sharply disagree on what numbers say    Story Here  Archive
DAVE DOWNEY North County Times 14 November 2004
After all the talk about electronic voting's downsides and the need for an alternative method for casting ballots this fall, a mere 3,719 Riverside County voters requested paper ballots on Election Day, representing just 1.1 percent of those who went to polls to choose a president.

Election went fairly well, but touch-screen needed    Story Here  Archive
TOM HATFIELD Opinion in the Hilton Head Island Packet 14 November 2004
As presidential elections go, 2004 went reasonably well. Congratulations to our 500-plus poll workers who did an outstanding job.

Problem machines spur call for recount    Story Here  Archive
by Nate Jenkins for the Lincoln Journal Star 14 November 2004
The state Democratic Party wants a recount of Lancaster County votes, alleging there is no proof that the mechanical glitches that slowed counting Tuesday did not also skew the final figures.

Voter Education Ads Defended    Story Here  Archive
David Miles Albuquerque Journal 13 November 2004
SANTA FE? Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron on Friday defended her decision to spend nearly $2 million on radio and television ads explaining how New Mexicans could register for and vote in the Nov. 2 general election.

Opinions differ on election services    Story Here  Archive
By JOHN MARTIN Evansville Courier & Press 13 November 2004
Election Systems & Software called the Nov. 2 general election in Vanderburgh County a success, despite some criticism from the public and Election Board members.

Fidlar admits election blip    Story Here  Archive
Tory Brecht Quad City Times 13 November 2004
Post-election confusion in a rural Indiana county is being blamed on a programming error by employees of Fidlar Election Co., a Rock Island vendor that supplies optical-scan and touch-screen voting machines to several Midwestern states.

Salas recall possible    Story Here  Archive
Kate Larsen, Boulder Daily Camera 13 November 2004
A local election watchdog is taking steps toward recalling the Boulder County clerk because of her role in last week's bungled election.

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