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Optical-scan beats touch-screen in '02 voting study    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
by S.V.Date in the Palm Beach Post 07 August 2004
TALLAHASSEE Even as state and local elections officials defend "touch-screen" voting machines against charges of inaccuracy, an 18-month-old state report detailed the machines' higher "undervote" rate in the 2002 election.

Elections chief, senator fire back    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
by Dara Kam in the Palm Beach Post 07 August 2004
TALLAHASSEE Sen. Ron Klein and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore agree on one thing: They've both had it.

Election watchdog could face charges    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
By Ryan Morgan, Daily Camera Staff Writer 07 August 2004
An election watchdog could face criminal charges after a confrontation with Boulder County election officials this week.
Boulder County sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident that occurred when Al Kolwicz, a longtime critic of election practices across the state, showed up to observe a test at the county's election headquarters on Thursday.


Touch screens clear another legal hurdle    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
By SARA OLKON for Miami Herald 07 August 2004
A state appeals court Friday tossed out a lawsuit filed by U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler over the state's use of touch-screen voting machines, without a paper record.

S.C. Voting to Go Paperless    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
Editorial in the Myrtle Beach Sun News 07 August 2004
Electronic touch-screen voting machines that make no paper record of votes cast are OK for South Carolina, Attorney General Henry McMaster said this week. But his ruling does little to erase the doubts of many South Carolinians that such voting systems are prone to flaws and manipulation.

Court rejects U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler?s lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
By Jeremy Milarsky for the South Florida Sun Sentinel 07 August 2004
A panel of state appellate court judges dismissed U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines Friday, saying that while the right to vote is fundamental state officials don't need to guarantee a perfect voting system.

Voting machine affirmation    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
Editorial in the Charleston Post and Courier
State Attorney General Henry McMaster and his staff have done a commendable job of researching the disruptive fuss over the state's new voting machines, including allegations that they don't meet the new federal law passed after the Florida election debacle. The attorney general has found those allegations without merit in a persuasive opinion issued Thursday that should put the matter to rest and allow the installation of electronic machines before the November general election.

Candidate skeptical about electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 7, 2004
USA Today. By Dale Wetzel, Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. ? North Dakota should avoid installing "touch-screen" electronic voting machines at the polls, unless they provide paper confirmation of how each person voted, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state believes.

Many black voters in South Florida wary of election system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By Gregory Lewis and Toni Marshall in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 06 August 2004
Rosa Thornton, a senior citizen living in northwest Fort Lauderdale, definitely plans to vote in the Aug. 31 primary and the Nov. 2 general election. "I always vote," she said. "I just have no plans to do it at the polls."

A Rule to Avert Balloting Woes Adds to Them    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By FORD FESSENDEN in the New York Times 06 August 2004
CHICAGO - When poll workers could not find Kelly Pierce's name on the registration rolls during the primary here in March, they told him to take advantage of a new election rule that allowed him to cast his vote using a provisional ballot.

County set for voting, Burgess declares    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
BY CHARLES RABIN for the Miami Herald 06 August 2004
Responding to mounting pressure from voting advocacy groups and some county leaders, Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess returned from a long-planned vacation Thursday to declare that his staff is doing all it can to prepare for the upcoming elections.

Counties urged to add paper ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By Nancy Cook Lauer in the Tallahassee Democrat 06 August 2004
Democratic leaders in the Legislature are calling for counties using touch-screen voting machines to add a paper ballot system for voters who don't trust the touch-screens.

Flawed Florida Touch Screens Draw Scrutiny    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By John-Thor Dahlburg, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer 06 August 2004
MIAMI — Floridians worried about the reliability of touch-screen voting got more fodder for their fears Thursday: belated public scrutiny of a report on tens of thousands of ballots tossed out for irregularities in the state's most recent general election.

Older devices beat touch-screens? results in ?02 election, report says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By Jeremy Milarsky for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 06 August 2004
Florida's relatively new touch-screen voting machines performed more poorly than older optical-scan machines during the 2002 gubernatorial election, according to a state report.

McMaster approves new voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
BY CLAY BARBOUR for the Charleston Post and Courier 06 August 2004
COLUMBIAA day after the multi-million dollar contract for voting machines became official, S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster gave his approval to the controversial computerized system meant to overhaul South Carolina elections.

Pentagon works to get out the vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
by PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press 06 August 2004
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon, faced with nearly a half-million troops overseas, has set up a Web site for absentee voters and promised faster mail service as it pushes several programs to avert a repeat of the balloting problems of the 2000 election.

Appeals court approves dismissal of Wexler's voting suit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By JILL BARTON for the Associated Press 06 August 2004
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A Democratic congressman who wants to add a paper trail to Florida's new voting machines lost another legal battle on Friday when a state appeals court agreed his lawsuit should be dismissed

Candidate skeptical about electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 6, 2004
By DALE WETZEL Associated Press Writer 06 August 2004
North Dakota should avoid installing "touch-screen" electronic voting machines at the polls, unless they provide paper confirmation of how each person voted, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state believes.

Absentee landslide might lead to machine reform    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by Michael Mayo in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 04 August 2004
In honor of the approaching Aug. 31 primary and Nov. 2 presidential election, a South Florida voter's soliloquy: To absentee or not to absentee, that is the question.

In Stuart, Sen. Nelson urges voting machine audit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By Charlie Reed for TCPalm.com 05 August 2004
STUART — Citing an increased risk for malfunction in touch-screen voting machines such as those now used in Martin County, Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday urged state officials to audit the new system before Election Day.

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