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What Could Go Wrong This Time?    Story Here  Archive
By BILL SAPORITO Time Magazine 24 October 2004
After all we went through in the election of 2000, what would it take, what kind of monumental ineptitude, to create a situation that risks a repeat of that anxious, ugly time?

Electronic Voting Raises New Issues    Story Here  Archive
Dan Keating Washington Post 25 October 2004
Electronic voting systems that were touted as the solution to the paper ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 presidential election have become a new source of controversy as experts debate the reliability of software that operates the new systems, whether local election officials have the technical competence to run them and how there can be a recount on machines that keep no paper record of votes cast on them.

Record suggests electronic voting best bet for accurate count    Story Here  Archive
Buddy Nevins South Florida Sun-Sentinel 25 October 2004
There have been screw-ups and turf fights, millions of dollars spent and audits in abundance, but as Florida residents go to the polls this election season, the experts say electronic machines will provide the most accurate vote count ever.

E-voting earns nod of approval    Story Here  Archive
Carlos Campos Atlanta Journal Constitution 24 October 2004
Georgia's touch-screen voting machines have dramatically reduced the number of "lost" votes — a measure of the reliability of voting technology, an academic study has concluded.
The study recently released by the Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project notes that the rollout of the machines in 2002 by Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox was clouded by controversy over the machines' security.


Legal landslide: Courts may have unprecedented role in this election    Story Here  Archive
MARY DEIBEL, Scripps Howard News Service 23 October 2004
It's dawning on Americans that they may go to sleep Election Night, Nov. 2, and not know for weeks who won the presidency.
Close polls, technical glitches, human error and legal challenges threaten a nightmare replay of the 2000 race.


Ohio GOP challenges 35,000 on voter rolls    Story Here  Archive
Scott Hiaasen Cleveland Plain Dealer 23 October 2004
A bare-knuckled political season got even rougher Friday when the Ohio Republican Party formally challenged the validity of 35,000 voter registrations across the state.

Paper trail of voting devices a hot topic    Story Here  Archive
PETE SLOVER / The Dallas Morning News 23 October 2004
AUSTIN – Four years after Americans learned all too much about the imperfections of their voting systems, the effort to replace punch-card machines is still plagued by questions of accuracy and fairness.

It's mainly up to voters to make sure ballots will count    Story Here  Archive
JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press 22 October 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In most of Ohio's 12,151 precincts this presidential election it will be up to voters to try to ensure their choices will count.
State law says nothing about how to make sure punch-card ballots - which were at the center of the disputed 2000 election in Florida - can be read by machines that process the votes.


Election Day could produce many Floridas    Story Here  Archive
By Frank Cerabino Palm Beach Post 22 October 2004
WEST PALM BEACH — There's a growing sense that Election Day won't be a finish line, but more like a waterfall, the beginning of another tumultuous descent into the murky waters of ballot bedlam.

Some Voters Say Machines Failed, Incorrect Choices Appear on Screens    Story Here  Archive
By Jim Ludwick Albuquerque Journal 22 October 2004
Kim Griffith voted on Thursday— over and over and over.
    She's among the people in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties who say they have had trouble with early voting equipment. When they have tried to vote for a particular candidate, the touch-screen system has said they voted for somebody else.


Florida's e-voting concerns complicate recount worries    Story Here  Archive
Rachel Konrad Associated Press 22 October 2004
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Edward Bitet fought in World War II, built affordable housing for veterans and taught sixth grade. When the Long Island native retired to Florida, he fulfilled another civic duty by becoming a poll worker.

State terminates deal for voting machines    Story Here  Archive
By Jan TenBruggencate Honolulu Advertiser 22 October 2004
A state administrative hearings officer yesterday canceled a Texas company's $3.8 million contract to provide electronic voting machines at Hawai'i polling places, but the decision will not disrupt balloting in the Nov. 2 election.

Voting and Counting    Story Here  Archive
Paul Krugman New York Times 22 October 2004
If the election were held today and the votes were counted fairly, Senator John Kerry would probably win. But the votes won't be counted fairly, and the disenfranchisement of minority voters may determine the outcome.

BREAKING STORY: County Responds to Voting Machine Problems    Story Here  Archive
BY LEE NICHOLS Austin Chronicle 22 October 2004
Travis County election officials have responded to complaints that voters casting straight-party Democratic ballots are discovering, when performing a final check of their ballots, that their votes for president have been changed from Kerry/Edwards to Bush/Cheney. The officials say that, after trying and failing to replicate the problem on its eSlate voting machines, they have concluded the vote changes are due to voter error rather than mechanical failure.

Voter oversight causing problems in Travis County    Story Here  Archive
By: James Keith News8Austin 22 October 2004
Voter oversight is causing some Central Texas Democrats to cast their ballots for Republican President George Bush, rather than the straight ticket they think they're ing, according to the Travis County Clerk's Office.

Some Early Voters Say Machines Mark Incorrect Choices    Story Here  Archive
Albuquerque Journal. By Jim Ludwick 22 October 2004
Kim Griffith voted on Thursday? over and over and over. She's among the people in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties who say they have had trouble with early voting equipment. When they have tried to vote for a particular candidate, the touch-screen system has said they voted for somebody else.

Legal ruling may mean vote tumult    Story Here  Archive
Indy Star. By Michele McNeil 22 October 2004
A Marion County judge ordered Thursday hundreds of absentee votes thrown out in a west-central Indiana legislative district because a Republican candidate was not included on the ballot.

Techs' help not sought in vote wait    Story Here  Archive
By Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post 21 October 2004
A communication breakdown may be to blame for delays that have forced hundreds of people to wait in line for hours this week to cast early votes in the presidential election.

Judge: Paper votes 'logical,' but not issue    Story Here  Archive
By George Bennett Palm Beach Post 21 October 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE — A federal judge called a voter-verified ballot paper trail a "logical" idea Wednesday, but said that isn't the issue in a lawsuit by U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler that claims paperless electronic voting is unconstitutional.

Computer Scientists Make Third Attempt to Influence Utah's Voting Equipment Selection.    Story Here  Archive
Press Release - Utahcountvotes 21 October 2004
A Group of Computer Scientists and Voting Experts are making their third attempt to influence Utah's ion of electronic voting equipment, presenting papers and advice to the Legislature's Joint Government Operations Cmte hearing on October 20. This group of scientists advised Utah's Election Office to delay its plan to DRE e-voting machines and use the help of computer scientists to voting equipment. Phillip Windley, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Bringham Young University spoke to the committee during the public input period.

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