By John Gideon on 11/16/2005, 5:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

While Ohio SoS Ken Blackwell characterizes last weeks election as a success the dirty truth is just now coming out. In Lucas County, for instance, the election board's call logs for the Nov. 8 election, reviewed yesterday by The Toledo Blade, show that paid poll volunteers made more than 180 requests for help. Many of the calls involved broken machines. Does that sound like a success Mr. Blackwell? In Detroit, the city elections director suspects there are problems with their Nov. 2 vote count and she wants to do a 5% hand recount. The state is keeping her from doing that....

  • CA: San Bernardino County - Trustee questions voting system (Sequoia) http://www.pe.com/localn..._bvote16.1245b765.html\">LINK
  • IA: North Liberty – Mayoral candidate wants recount http://www.press-citizen.../NEWS01/511160307/1079\">LINK
  • IN: Warrick County - Many questions, concerns surround next election (Voter ID Law) http://www.tristate-medi...ommunity/03voterid.txt\">LINK
  • MI: Detroit - Uncounted ballots found in Detroit http://news.monstersandc...llots_found_in_Detroit\">LINK
  • MI: Detroit - Hand count samples sought (ES&S Optech) http://www.freep.com/app...01/511160446/1001/NEWS\">LINK
  • NC: Guilford County - Elections test: Candidate stopped before voting twice http://www.news-record.c...60317/1001/NEWSREC0201\">LINK
  • NC: New N.C. law means Catawba, Burke counties must replace their costly equipment (Hart InterCivic and Unilect) http://www.charlotte.com...s/catawba/13178711.htm\">LINK
  • NY: Brennan Center Finds "Full Face Ballot" Law in New York Does Not Limit Elections Officials' Choice of Voting Systems http://www.commondreams....g/news2005/1116-08.htm\">LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Vote machine decision due by end of month http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/13180085.htm\">LINK
  • OH: Lucas County - Session on voter woes won't be moved http://toledoblade.com/a...WS09/511160404/-1/NEWS\">LINK
  • OH: Lucas County - Elections Board Criticized for Spending Money on Breakfast ($22,000) http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=4128589\">LINK
  • PA: Erie County - How the numbers have twisted and turned since Election Day http://www.goerie.com/ap...116/ELECTION/511160422\">LINK
  • SC: Bluffton - A Sad Day For One Southern Town. As the Democracy Baby is Thrown Out With the Paper Ballot Bathwater... http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002024.htm\">LINK
  • TN: Monroe County - Election 2006 begins Friday http://monroe.xtn.net/in...ber&newsid=125873\">LINK
  • TX: Bandera County - Voting machines perform well http://www.banderabullet...005/11/16/news/761.txt\">LINK
  • TX: Grimes County - County to go all-electronic with voting (Hart InterCivic) http://www.navasotaexami.../11/16/news/news03.txt\">LINK
  • VA: Razor thin. Virginia's next attorney general should avoid the word 'mandate' http://www.dailypress.co...=dp-opinion-editorials\">LINK
  • WI: Special session urged for voting paper trail vote http://www.madison.com/t...tid=61790&ntpid=5\">LINK
  • WY: Natrona County - County OKs new voting equipment http://www.casperstartri...d9872570bb000b7f59.txt\">LINK
  • INTERNATIONAL: Antigua and Barbuda - Commission to observe electronic voting http://www.antiguasun.co...11162005&ac=Local\">LINK
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