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Glitch could force state to vote again    Story Here  Archive
MICHELLE CROUCH Charlotte Observer 09 November 2004
More than 4,500 votes irretrievably lost in coastal Carteret County could trigger a new statewide election if the official margin of victory in two Council of State races is close enough, state election officials said Monday.

$3 million electronic investment dumped in favor of ballots    Story Here  Archive
By Les Mahler San Joaquin News Service 09 November 2004
When Secretary of State Kevin Shelley decertified touch-screen voting in most counties last year, the Solano County Board of Supervisors wasn't going to wait around for Shelley to eventually change his mind.

No mandate for e-voting, computer scientist says    Story Here  Archive
By William Jackson Government Computer News 09 November 2004
Despite wide use in last week?s presidential election, direct-recording electronic voting still is a faulty method of casting ballots, one computer scientist says.

Hackers rigging voting machines a real possibility    Story Here  Archive
Fred Grimm Miami Herald 09 November 2004
I've been scalded, via e-mail, just for noting that there has been a bothersome outbreak of rigged-voting rumors in the last week. I've been called a sore loser, a 'paranoid conspiracy theoriest' and a liberal lunkhead. I've been accused of trying to help Democrats steal the election from President Bush. I've been called a Michael Moore flunky.

E-voting goes (mostly) smoothly, but suspicions, critics remain    Story Here  Archive
Michael Hardy Federal Computer Week 07 November 2004
Electronic voting technology got its first major test in the Nov. 2 election, and for the most part, the machines seemed to work well.

Consider paper trail, but don't trash system    Story Here  Archive
Palm Beach Post Editorial 08 November, 2004
Incoming Supervisor of Elections Arthur Anderson promised to provide a paper trail to people worried about losing their votes in cyberspace. To do that, he suggested last week, the county might scrap its $14 million electronic voting system for optical scan ballots, like those used by absentee voters.

Editorial: Supervisor of Elections offices    Story Here  Archive
By Naples Daily News. 08 November 2004
We're as glad as anyone else that voting went smoothly for the most part in Florida last Tuesday. We surely did not need another election-buster on the magnitude of the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the presidential election of 2000. We say that not for the smarmy jokes and ridicule heaped upon our state.

E-Voting Returns Mixed Results    Story Here  Archive
By Caron Carlson eWeek 08 November 2004
Makers of electronic voting machines declared victory for their technology in this year's presidential election, but computer scientists, who collected thousands of reports of voting glitches, said the results may reveal a different outcome.

Equipment glitch delays Escambia County vote tally    Story Here  Archive
ANNA M. LEE The Brewton Standard 08 November 2004
With 12,408 ballots cast, 57.8 percent of Escambia County's registered voters turned out for Tuesday's election.

Electronic Voting Systems Pass Their Big Test Maybe    Story Here  Archive
Dan Verton and Patrick Thibodeau ComputerWorld 08 November 2004
NOVEMBER 08, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Electronic voting systems avoided the virtual meltdown that some people had predicted during last Tuesday's election. But critics said the technology still has significant shortcomings that raise questions about the validity of the results tabulated by the machines.

Sidebar: E-voting Snafus Limited in Scope, Severity    Story Here  Archive
Matt Hamblen, Heather Havenstein et al Computerworld 08 November 2004
NOVEMBER 08, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Reports of e-voting system malfunctions began trickling into various independent monitoring organizations almost as soon as the polls opened last Tuesday. But state officials characterized most of the problems as small-scale snafus.

Carteret Voting Issues Could Lead To Special Election    Story Here  Archive
WRAL-TV 08 November 2004
CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. Election officials in Carteret County are scrambling after a machine malfunction destroyed 13 percent of the ballots. The incident may lead to a special election in the state superintendent race that currently has Democrat June Atkinson ahead of Republican Bill Fletcher by more than 2,000 votes.

Voting goes smoothly    Story Here  Archive
Greg Jones Eastern Arizona Courier 08 November 2004
Voter turnout in Graham County was the second highest in the state, with 72.9 percent of registered voters in the county casting ballots in Tuesday's general election.

Willacy County elections figures corrected    Story Here  Archive
ELIZABETH PIERSON Brownsville Herald 07 November 2004
AUSTIN, November 7, 2004 ? In an attempt to save money on election materials, the Willacy County Clerk inadvertently gave Sen. John Kerry a false boost in the county?s tabulations.

'Florida happens' - even in North Carolina    Story Here  Archive
MADISON TAYLOR TheDailyNews (NC) 07 November 2004
The state Board of Elections, motto: "We generally pooh-pooh boo-boos large, small and in-between," issued an uncharacteristically stern order Friday. They did so to a previously little-known California company by the name of UniLect Corp. This is what the order said:

Carlos Guerra: Is it wise to gamble with the integrity of our elections?    Story Here  Archive
Carlos Guerra San Antonio Express-News 07 November 2004
After a firestorm of voter suppression charges and election results contests in Florida paralyzed the nation for weeks in 2000, leaders in both parties vowed never to let it happen again.

Officials tepid about ballot change    Story Here  Archive
MATTHEW VAN DUSEN Northwest Times 07 November 2004
VALPARAISO | Down in the basement of the Porter County Administration Building, there is a room with huge stacks of gray attache cases that make up the technology of democracy.

E-voting reliability still has a ways to go    Story Here  Archive
Dan Gillmor San Jose Mercury 07 November 2004
It didn't take long after last week's elections for the conspiracy theories to take flight. One, in particular, started to ricochet around the Internet even before John Kerry conceded the election to President Bush and it blamed alleged tampering with electronic voting machines for Kerry's defeat.

Board awaits state followup    Story Here  Archive
ERIN MILLER The Evening Leader 07 November 2004
WAPAKONETA Auglaize County Board of Election members say they have not heard any more from the state regarding a possible investigation after receiving notice of being placed on administrative oversight last week.

Thoughts on Paper    Story Here  Archive
Editorial Washington Post 06 November 2004
PREDICTIONS THAT touch-screen voting machines would enable massive fraud on Election Day seem to have gone the way of Y2K. Still, watchdog groups are continuing to report machine failures, including screen malfunctions that voters said hindered attempts to record their choices accurately. That is the haunting question still not addressed in most states using touch-screens: Without any paper records of how votes were cast, who will ever know how accurate the machine tallies were?

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