By John Gideon on 11/24/2005, 4:46pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

It appears that the voters in New Mexico have been given a Thanksgiving present (or early Christmas present) and not the turkey' they were going to have for elections. Their SoS, Rebecca Vigil-Giron has suddenly had an epiphany and has decided that the counties in the state should have an option between DREs and optical-scan systems. This is a complete change from her recent statements against the use of optical-scan systems. We also have an excellent article from our friend, Bob Koehler who talks about the recent Ohio election debacle....

  • NAtional: Poll Shock. Off by 40 points, newspaper's predictions may be disturbingly accurate http://commonwonders.com/archives/col321.htm\">LINK
  • NAtional: Create nationwide form for absentee votes, students urge http://www.democratandch...01/511240315/1002/NEWS\">LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Georgia on their mind http://www.palmbeachpost...voterID_edit_1124.html\">LINK
  • CA: In an unprecedented turnaround, last-minute provisional ballots have changed election night results in both the Half Moon Bay City Council and Point Montara Fire Protection District races. http://www.hmbreview.com...local_news/story01.txt\">LINK
  • CT: Chatham - A New Party Sprouts From Grass Roots http://www.courant.com/n...oll=hc-headlines-local\">LINK
  • GA: Congressman seeks hearing on voter ID http://www.ajc.com/metro...tro/1105/23metvra.html\">LINK
  • GA: Black Lawmakers Defy Voter ID http://www.11alive.com/r...cle.aspx?storyid=72371\">LINK
  • GA: Voter ID sponsor asked to step down http://www.ajc.com/metro...1105/24metvoterid.html\">LINK
  • GA: Black Democrats criticize state's new voter ID law http://www.gwinnettdaily...&change_well_id=2\">LINK
  • IL: Cook County - Orr: Machines make voting secure, simpler http://www.pioneerlocal....h/11-24-05-753537.html\">LINK
  • LA: Voting machine purchase set up (Sequoia but as with any DRE they still do not meet HAVA mandates for accessibility) http://www.nola.com/news...38;storylist=louisiana\">LINK
  • MD: Majority rule making comeback (IRV) http://www.baltimoresun....oll=bal-oped-headlines\">LINK
  • MI: Former AG says requiring ID hurts vote rights http://www.lsj.com/apps/...01/511240342/1001/NEWS\">LINK
  • NM: Clerks will choose voting machines http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/35467.html\">LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Decision nearing on vote machine http://www.ohio.com/mld/...community/13231276.htm\">LINK
  • OH: Ohio's Diebold Debacle: New machines call election results into question http://www.freepress.org...s/display/19/2005/1593\">LINK
  • SD: Madison and Sioux Falls - Voters to try touch-screen voting http://www.rapidcityjour...news/state/state05.txt\">LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County - County may switch vote to mail-only http://www.heraldnet.com...00loc_amailvote001.cfm\">LINK
  • INternational: Burnaby, Canada - Close count to be challenged http://www.burnabynewsle...8;id=540944&more=\">LINK
  • INternational: Venezuela - Smate: audit of ballot box is useless http://english.elunivers...ol_art_24A635651.shtml\">LINK
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