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The Ongoing GOP Campaign to Steal the Elections: Summary of Latest News

Long lines, machine problems and Republicans losing litigation challenging voter registration -- two days of voting news.

Compiled by Kevin Zeese ______________________________________________________________
7 Things That Could Go Wrong on Election Day http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=452

October 25, 2008

By Michael Scherer
TIME

Introduction

We can go to the moon, split atoms to power submarines, squeeze profits from a 99 cent hamburger and watch football highlights on cell phones. But the most successful democracy in human history has yet to figure out how to conduct a proper election. As it stands, the American voting system is a worrisome mess, a labyrinth of local, state and federal laws spotted with bewildered volunteers, harried public officials, partisan distortions, misdesigned forms, malfunctioning machines and polling-place confusion. Each time, problems pop up on the margins; if the election is close, these problems matter a great deal. Republicans and Democrats predict record turnouts, perhaps 130 million people, including millions who have never voted before. The vast majority will cast their votes without a hitch. But some voters will find themselves at the mercy of registration rolls that have been poorly maintained or, in some cases, improperly handled. Others will endure long lines, too few voting machines and observers who challenge their identities. Long a prerogative of local government, the patchwork of election rules often defies logic. A convicted felon can vote in Maine, but not in Virginia. A government-issued photo ID is required of all voters at the polls in Indiana, but not in New York. Voting lines are shorter in the suburbs, and the rules governing when provisional ballots count sometimes vary from state to state. As Americans cast their ballots on Nov. 4, here are some problems that threaten to throw this election to the courts again.

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Colorado's Katherine Harris Threatens the '08 Election http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=451

October 25, 2008

By David Sirota

Denver Post

My home state of Colorado, as anyone following the election campaign knows, is a major presidential battleground state. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have visited the state multiple times, including in recent/coming days. Though a new poll shows Obama taking a commanding 12-point lead, everyone expects both the presidential and U.S. Senate race here to be very close. That's why the Secretary of State Mike Coffman's (R) moves should worry everyone in Colorado and elsewhere. We've got our own Katherine Harris here - and a careful look at the news suggests he's moving to game this election in a state that could be the Florida of 2008.

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Tennesseans report voting problems
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October 25, 2008

Tennesseans report voting problems
By Anne Paine
The Tennessean

Record numbers of voters are casting ballots early, but not everyone is leaving the polls happy.

Tracey Hudson's voting attempt at the Edmondson Pike Library ended with her in tears. The machine malfunctioned and didn't let her see the ballot, but a poll worker told she had voted.

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Brennan Center: 2008's Voter Suppression Incidents So Far http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=449

October 25, 2008

By Wendy Weiser
Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center http://www.brennancenter.org/  for Justice details the voter suppression tactics unfolding as America faces another presidential election. Tools (Editor's note: The Brennan Center will be updating and re-posting this document regularly between now and Election Day. This inventory is current as of October 22, 2008)

No Match, No Vote

ISSUE: Some states will not register voters or will purge them from the voter rolls if election officials cannot match their voter registration information against information in other government databases. The problem is the computer match processes states use are inherently unreliable. Between 15% and 30% of all match attempts fail because of typos, other administrative errors, and minor discrepancies between database records, such as a maiden name in one record and a married name in another or a hyphen in one record and not another. No match, no vote policies can block hundreds of thousands of voters through no fault of their own. More information on no match, no vote policies is available here. This year, no match, no vote efforts across the country, if successful, could have a significant impact on the election, affecting tens of thousands of new voters.

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South Florida: Daily Increases In Early Voting
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October 25, 2008

CBS4

Elections officials in South Florida has said early voting turnout appeared to be slowing down, but in Miami-Dade county, figures released by the Department of Elections said turnout has increased every day for the first 4 days of early voting, with just over 60 thousand voting through Thursday.

County figures show 12 thousand people votes Monday, the first day of early voting. The totals increased each day this week, with almost 18 thousand voting Thursday.

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Georgia: Lines remain long as early voting continues
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October 25, 2008

By Mary Lou Pickel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Voter turnout has topped 15 percent in Georgia, as wait times to vote early at elections offices continue to increase.

In Cobb County, the wait time reached a peak of three hours on Wednesday, due to high turnout. Glitches with the state's computer system caused brief delays in processing voters in some counties Wednesday, including Fulton County and Cobb.

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Georgia Official: Glitch led to flood of ID checks
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October 25, 2008

Voter verifications: Georgia's secretary of state says her office made 747,106 requests, not nearly 2 million.

By Mary Lou Pickel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A computer programming glitch is to blame for the nation-leading number of voter registration checks Georgia ran this year through the Social Security Administration, Secretary of State Karen Handel says.

The commissioner of the Social Security Administration had asked Handel earlier this month why Georgia had sent 2 million voter registration verification requests to his office in the past year. The number was higher than that for any other state.

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Indiana: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Secures Voting Rights That Protect Foreclosure Victims
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October 25, 2008

Press Release

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund ("LDF") settled the lawsuit it filed just two days ago in Indiana state court to ensure that eligible voters with property subject to foreclosure proceedings or evictions cannot have their right to vote challenged during the upcoming November 4th election. In settling the case, the Plaintiffs and Defendants, Marion County Election Board, and non-parties Marion County Democratic and Republican parties, agreed that such challenges are not permitted under Indiana law.

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Election official: Group tied to ex-MN Secretary of State Kiffmeyer aims to 'keep people from voting'
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October 25, 2008

By Molly Priesmeyer
The Minnesota Independent

Former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer may not be in the business of supervising elections anymore, but it doesn't mean she and her friends have abandoned their old habits.

The "traditional values" organization of which Kiffmeyer is the executive director, Minnesota Majority, has been poking around Minnesota's voter-registration file, and in a pair of letters to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's office over the past week, MN Majority president Jeff Davis claims to have unearthed thousands of suspicious registrations in the state's voter records.

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Payne calls on secretary of state to extend voting hours
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October 25, 2008

By Max Pizarro
PolitickerNJ.com

Speaking on behalf of the New Jersey African American Political Alliance, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-Newark) this week called on Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells to extend polling hours on Election Day.

The Nov. 4th polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Bush, Boehner Want DOJ to Look Into Ohio Voting
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October 25, 2008

By Matthew Murray
Roll Call Staff

President Bush is asking the Justice Department to look into whether 200,000 Buckeye State poll-goers must use provisional ballots on Election Day because their names do not match state databases.

White House spokesman Carlton Carroll confirmed Friday that the president will forward a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey from House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), requesting that the Justice Department look into whether the state's voter rolls comply with the Help America Vote Act.

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Ohio group drops lawsuit over voter ID
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October 25, 2008

By Stephen Majors
Associated Press

Ohio's voter identification law will be in effect on Election Day.

Advocates for the homeless have dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the law, which requires voters to show either a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, or some other form that shows a name and address, such as a utility bill.

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Utah officials dismiss study on election readiness
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October 25, 2008

By Arthur Raymond
Deseret News

State and local election officials discount the findings of a New York University study released last week that gave Utah low marks for its plans to deal with possible voting problems in the upcoming election.

The study, conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, gave Utah its lowest rating in three of four categories covering issues relating to election anomalies. Utah's aggregate ranking put it among the worst states in the country on evaluations of polling place contingency plans, requirements for sound ballot accounting and reconciliation, having a voter-verifiable paper record and conducting a post-election audit.

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West Virginia: Three residents file complaints over machines http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=439

October 25, 2008

Berkeley officials: Minimal voting problems By Jenni Vincent The Journal

MARTINSBURG - Approximately 3,700 voters have cast early votes in Berkeley County, with less than a half dozen individuals reporting problems with the county's voting machines, Berkeley officials said Thursday.

But those words did little to comfort Martinsburg resident Lyle Peterson, who said he had problems last week trying to cast his vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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Michigan GOP Senate leader calls program to boost absentee voting illegal, asks attorney general to investigate
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October 25, 2008

By Peter Luke
Michigan Live

Senate Majority Leader Michael Bishop says the deputization program by county clerks "is a clear violation" of Michigan election law.

LANSING -- A Republican legislative leader says a program designed by county clerks to boost absentee voting by college students is illegal and has asked Attorney General Mike Cox to determine if it should be blocked.

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Voter ID law may leave some unable to vote absentee
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October 25, 2008

By Emily Gordy
The Highlander

Election Day just got a little more complicated for first-time voters.

Across the state, registered voters are learning that, unless they registered in person with the City Clerk or at a Secretary of State's office, they cannot vote absentee in this election.

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NAACP suit filed to protect voters
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October 25, 2008

Talks under way to assure foreclosure lists won't be used to block ballots

By Kevin O'Neal

Indianapolis Star

A lawsuit filed by the Indianapolis chapter of the NAACP, which aims to protect voters from being turned away at the polls if their homes have been foreclosed, could be settled this morning.

Negotiations were under way Thursday to reach an agreement on a potential court order that would keep anyone from using Marion County foreclosure lists as the sole basis of a voter challenge, according to the county Republican chairman.

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Democrats urge Crist to extend early voting
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October 25, 2008

By Bill Cotterell

Florida Today

Congressional Democrats and the Florida NAACP appealed to Gov. Charlie Crist and Secretary of State Kurt Browning for help with election problems Thursday as early voters swamped polling places across Florida.

But aides to Crist and Browning said their offices couldn't extend voting hours or order an extra day of Sunday voting. And both men stand by the much-discussed "no match, no vote" law, staff members said.

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Another election nightmare in Florida?
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October 25, 2008

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/10/24/florida_voting/ The Obama campaign has inspired a wave of early voters -- but the waits have been long and some fear havoc on Election Day.

By Mike Madden
Salon

Sure, Ted Ravelo likes Barack Obama. But two hours is a long time to stand in line to vote, especially considering that it's still October. "This has to be remedied," Ravelo, 72, said Wednesday morning, shaking his head, as he gave up on voting early -- at least that day -- at the North Miami Public Library, where a couple of dozen voting machines and their operators were struggling in vain to keep pace with a flood of citizens. "Something has to be done." A line stretched two blocks from the building, as other voters doggedly stood -- or sat on the folding chairs many of them had brought along -- for up to two hours while waiting to cast their ballots.

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Florida: Lines long, patience short
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October 25, 2008

By Jane Musgrave
Palm Beach Post

Early voting - or trying to vote early - has become one of the most popular pastimes in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

For the fourth day in a row, Palm Beach County voters on Thursday turned out in record numbers at the 11 early polling locations, Assistant County Administrator Brad Merriman said.

Merriman expected to see some drop-off after about 7,300 turned out Monday. Instead, he has seen more people stand in line - some for up to two hours - to cast ballots. Preliminary reports showed nearly 9,000 people voted Thursday.

What it means for weekend voting is unclear.

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E-Voting Made Scary
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October 25, 2008

UCSB's Giovanni Vigna Gives Timely Talk on Why Electronic Voting Is Frighteningly Insecure

By Paul Wellman
Santa Barbara Independent

With the big ballot showdown on November 4 looming, a few dozen people on the UC Santa Barbara campus spent their Thursday, October 23, lunch hour digesting some pretty frightening news: Electronic voting machines - the officially appointed wave of our democratic future, being touted as safe, sane, and secure - are entirely vulnerable to election-altering attacks, ranging from the highly technical to the surprisingly simple.

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New Voters Under Siege: Ohio Exemplifies National Voting Rights Issues http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=431

October 25, 2008

By Erin Ferns
Project Vote

For those of us who believe that democracy works best when all eligible citizens participate, the influx of new voters makes for an exciting presidential election year. Of course, with the excitement and high expectations of turnout comes controversy and partisan resistance to the new crop of voters.

Battles over accommodating, verifying and counting these new voters are plaguing states across the country with everything from partisan initiated voter caging plans to statewide practices of voter purges, as outlined in Wired this week.

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Voting fraud prevention has some Lee County voters venting http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=430

October 25, 2008

By Elizabeth Wright
Naples News

What Lee County elections officials consider a necessary precaution against voter fraud has left a Bonita Springs woman worried about whether her vote will be counted.

Marilyn Fielding has never in her adult life missed voting in a presidential election, and this year, she went to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in Florida.

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Early voting glitches in 2 counties in Ga., Tenn.
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October 25, 2008

Associated Press

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Elections officials were untangling early voting glitches in at least two states Friday after a Tennessee county reported some voters had gotten ballots for the wrong district and an Atlanta-area county discovered problems with some of its absentee ballots.

In Georgia, Gwinnett County Elections Superintendent Lynn Ledford told the Gwinnett Daily Post that ovals where voters mark their choices are too thick for optical scanning machines to read. She said officials discovered the problem after a routine test last week.

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Coffman, Arapahoe clerk reject Perlmutter's request for polling safeguards http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=428

October 25, 2008

By Myung Oak Kim
Rocky Mountain News

More ElectionsRocky/CBS4 poll: Obama has 12-point lead in state McCain says Americans can't keep 'hoping for our luck to change' Denver looking for 11,000 missing mail ballots More stories » Secretary of State Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Nancy Doty have rejected a request by a congressman to stock paper ballots and post independent monitors at Election Day polling sites in that county.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter is a Democrat whose district includes Arapahoe County, one of the largest in the state. He sent a letter Tuesday to Coffman and Doty, both Republicans, asking for changes because he fears electronic voting machines could break down.

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Video the Vote: YouTube
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October 25, 2008

YouTube, in partnership with PBS, has launched Video Your Vote, a project designed to shed light on voting in America and show democracy in action through the eyes of voters like you by sharing what you experience on Election Day. Together, PBS and YouTube ask you to share videos of what you experience on Election Day. We're looking for perspectives from polling places across the country that chronicle the excitement and energy at the polls, as well as any problems that may arise -- like long lines or broken voting machines -- that could prevent citizens from exercising their right to vote.

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Lawsuit: Paper ballots should be on hand in Pa.
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October 25, 2008

By MARYCLAIRE DALE
Times-Leader

Several voter rights groups filed suit Thursday seeking emergency paper ballots for Pennsylvania voters if electronic machines break down.

The groups want paper ballots to be available on Election Day if more than half of the voting machines at a given polling place malfunction. Otherwise, voters will be left to endure long lines, they said.

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NY Voter Groups Issue Election Report Card
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October 25, 2008

By Christine Lin
Epoch Times

ASSESSMENT: Election reform advocate Susan Lerner (L) and Neal Rosenstein present a report card that grades the mayor and the Board of Elections on their efforts in improving voting integrity. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)NEW YORK-Ready for the polls? Voter groups think a better question is whether the polls are ready for you.

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) with several other civic groups issued a report card grading Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Board of Elections (BOE) in their performance in improving election operations. Both the Mayor and the BOE received an average grade of C, the groups announced on Wednesday Oct. 22 in front of City Hall.

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E-Vote: Clash Over New Jersey Voting Machine Reliability http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=424

October 25, 2008

Goverment Technology

New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells addressed a recent report made public last week by Princeton Professor Andrew Appel that challenged the integrity of the state's electronic voting machines.

Officials from the New Jersey Division of Elections have expressed complete confidence in the state's voting process and the security of its voting machines, said Wells in a release. The release went on to say the Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machines have undergone extensive federal testing for the accuracy of the source code, which records the votes.

The New Jersey Division of Elections relied on the expertise of Professor Michael Ian Shamos of the Carnegie Mellon University's renowned School of Computer Science.

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Voting Rights Watch: Controversy intensifies over Florida voter ID requirements
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October 25, 2008

Facing South

A conflict has arisen in Florida between elections supervisors and the Secretary of State over how to deal with new voters whose registration hasn't been verified.

The supervisors' attorney issued a memo earlier this week instructing them to ignore the orders handed down by Secretary of State Kurt Browning about the "no match, no vote" law Browning put into effect last month, the Palm Beach Post reports. The law says that the personal identification of voters registered after Sept. 8 must identically match state or federal databases. If it doesn't, would-be voters must cast provisional ballots and then have 48 hours to provide a driver's license or Social Security card to the elections supervisor in order for their vote to count:

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Coalition of Voters and Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit in Pennsylvania Seeking Emergency Paper Ballots
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October 25, 2008

'A Perfect Storm' Impacting The Right To Vote

A coalition of Pennsylvania voters and civil rights groups, led by the NAACP State Conference of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Philadelphia seeking to ensure that voters receive emergency paper ballots on Election Day when 50% or more voting machines become inoperable at any polling site in the state. The lawsuit, filed against Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes, alleges that voters will be disenfranchised when they face the burden of having to wait hours in line, due to voting machine breakdowns, in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

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Ballot snafu could affect D.C. absentee voters
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October 25, 2008

WTOP

WASHINGTON - Voters in the District of Columbia who requested an absentee ballot may have received the wrong ballot.

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics has only received one complaint from a voter who was sent the wrong ballot, but the problem could extend beyond one incident, D.C. BOEE spokesman Dan Murphy says.

The District has sent out about 15,000 absentee ballots so far, but Murphy says only a small number of voters could be affected.

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Cynthia McKinney Criticizes Vote Flipping
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October 23, 2008

Tennessee Department of State Division of Elections Attention: Grace Bonecutter or Shelley Adams 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue 9th Floor, Snodgrass Tower Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Via electronic mail RE: http://uncountedthemovie.com/blog/2008/10/20/vote-flipping-in-davidson-county-tennessee/

Ms. Bonecutter or Ms. Adams:

It has come to my attention that the early voting process in your state has revealed some real flaws in Tennessee's touch screen voting machines that have presented voters with unnecessary difficulties. Quite frankly, I have been issuing public warnings about the flaws of these electronic voting machines since their mass deployment across our country in 2000. It saddens me that so little has been done to ensure election integrity in 2008.

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$5,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON ACORN BREAK-INS http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=419

October 25, 2008

ACORN Press Release

Velvet Revolution, an organization dedicated to fair elections, is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for break-ins at the ACORN offices in Dorchester, MA and Burien, WA.,

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Concerns raised over electronic voting in Texas -- more Vote Flipping http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=418

October 25, 2008

Two say machines tried changing their straight-party Democratic votes to straight Republican choices.

By Libby Cluett
Mineral Wells Index,TX

At least two Palo Pinto County residents say they experienced early voting problems when the touch-screen voting machines they used kept switching their straight-party vote from Democratic to Republican.

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Southern elections officials face string of minor glitches as early voters flock to the polls
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October 25, 2008

Associated Press

Election officials across the South are untangling minor glitches as voters flock to the polls and vote by mail ahead of Election Day. On Friday, a Tennessee county reported some voters received ballots for the wrong district and an Atlanta suburb discovered problems with some of its absentee ballots.

Virginia officials have warned that more than 200 absentee ballots from military members could go uncounted because of a technicality, and Florida Democrats are urging the state to extend early voting to deal with the crush of voters descending on polling sites there.

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Early voting glitches in 2 counties in Ga., Tenn.
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October 24, 2008

Associated Press

Elections officials were untangling early voting glitches in at least two states Friday after a Tennessee county reported some voters had gotten ballots for the wrong district and an Atlanta-area county discovered problems with some of its absentee ballots.

In Georgia, Gwinnett County Elections Superintendent Lynn Ledford told the Gwinnett Daily Post that ovals where voters mark their choices are too thick for optical scanning machines to read. She said officials discovered the problem after a routine test last week.

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Sinister Intent or Just Total Incompetence? The Republicans Have Stolen at Least One Vote in Colorado. My Wife's
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October 24, 2008

Ian Walter
Newsvine

We've all seen the stories about vote fraud and ballot stuffing and touch screens flipping out on voters. I must confess, I tended to take those stories with a grain of salt. The claims that democrats were trying to stuff ballots and republicans were trying to cancel votes on anything like an organized basis seemed.well, iffy. Maybe even hysterical. At least it seemed iffy up until yesterday, when the Republicans stole my wife's right to vote. Now I understand.

This article is not meant to entertain, nor is it meant to be brief. It is meant to inform and it is meant to be a permanent record of the facts. I will tell you what happened. And you will, I think, be able to decide why it happened.

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Long lines, glitches reported during early voting
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October 24, 2008

CNN

In many states across the country, voting has begun, and in some cases, so have the headaches.

Long lines of early voters have been reported in several states across the country.

With the issues that marred the 2000 election singed into the electorate's collective memory, the reports of problems are troubling signs for many who are skeptical of whether their votes will count.

Forty-two percent of those surveyed in a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll said they were not confident that their votes could be "accurately cast and counted." That number is up 15 percentage points from a similar poll conducted four years ago.

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