By John Gideon on 11/30/2005, 5:15pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

A typical Wed. newsday today. Lot's of news. In Venezuela three political parties dropped out of the legislative elections because they do not think the elections are being fairly administered. There is a lot more from California regarding the now infamous 'hack' but you really need to go to BlackBoxVoting.Org to get the whole story. There are recounts planned in a few states but most of them will be done on DREs so they are really a waste of time. And, there is a comprehensive article from the AP about the HAVA deadline. This article actually mentions the GAO report which is pretty much a first for the AP...

  • NAtional: E-voting under scrutiny as federal compliance deadline looms http://www.siliconvalley...lley/news/13294832.htm\">LINK
  • CA: Critical test postponed for touch-screen voting http://www.mercurynews.c...alifornia/13290589.htm\">LINK
  • CA: Hacker test of Diebold's voting machines has been postponed http://www.tgdaily.com/2...-hackertest-postponed/\">LINK
  • CO: Colorado Scraps Computer Voter Registration (Accenture) http://www.guardian.co.u...,1280,-5448015,00.html\">LINK
  • GA: Opinion - Start over on voter law http://www.ajc.com/opini.../1105/30edvoterid.html\">LINK
  • GA: Opinion - Voter ID law too flawed for repair http://www.ajc.com/opini...on/1105/30edequal.html\">LINK
  • IA: Webster County - Voting precinct plan gets a second chance http://www.messengernews..._stories_full.asp?3584\">LINK
  • KS: Leavenworth County - County switching to voting machines http://www.tonganoxiemir...ntpage_lead/story/8542\">LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - County to buy new voting machines http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/13294307.htm\">LINK
  • MN: Kiffmeyer, counties at odds over voting equipment (Kiffmeyer says Diebold does not meet state or federal standards for disabled voters. Insists counties buy AutoMark) http://www.twincities.co.../politics/13287572.htm\">LINK
  • MO: Livingston County - County gets funds to overhaul voting system http://www.chillicothene...s/local_news/news1.txt\">LINK
  • MS: Lincoln County - Deadline looms, funds short for required voting changes http://www.zwire.com/sit...038;PAG=461&rfi=9\">LINK
  • NC: It's official: Diebold election bugware can't be trusted http://www.theregister.c.../diebold_hides_source/\">LINK
  • NJ: Middlesex County - Judge OKs recount in close mayoral election (Sequoia Advantage so there can be no real recount) http://ws.gmnews.com/new...30/Front_Page/032.html\">LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - Election recounts granted by judge (Sequoia Advantage so there can be no real recount) http://www.app.com/apps/...0051130/NEWS/511300337\">LINK
  • NJ: Gloucester County - Recount to be held today in Franklin Twp. committee race (Sequoia Advantage so there can be no real recount) http://www.courierposton...0/NEWS01/51130008/1006\">LINK
  • NJ: Essex County - Opinion - A good compromise (The county has decided to use Sequoia Advantage so they too can have no ability to do recounts) http://www.localsource.c...d07cab44c339639531.txt\">LINK
  • NM: Excitement seen for elections position (Candidate for SoS) http://www.abqtrib.com/a..._19858_4277815,00.html\">LINK
  • NY: New Voting Machine Regulations Published - Hearings Scheduled http://www.eisinc.com/re...oriesh/NYSELS.245.html\">LINK
  • OH: Allen County - Mold removed, more water soaks carpet, ballots at elections office (Elections Administration failures) http://www.limaohio.com/story.php?IDnum=20031\">LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Summit County ballots missing. 2 from this year disappear, 4 from last year surface http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/13290357.htm\">LINK
  • OH: Washington County - Tie-breaker decides election http://www.mariettatimes...ew87_1130200583626.asp\">LINK
  • PA: Hundreds try out next-generation voting machines http://www.ldnews.com/news/ci_3264832\">LINK
  • VA: 68th House District - State law allows a recount if there is a less than 1 percent difference between the candidates' vote totals (One county in the district uses op-scan the other DREs) http://www.richmond.com/...tier=2&position=1\">LINK
  • WA: King County - Ballot accounting for county improves http://seattletimes.nwso...829_canvassing30m.html\">LINK
  • WA: King County - Prosecutor to take another look at voters http://seattlepi.nwsourc...250260_election30.html\">LINK
  • WA: King County - Maleng: Voter rolls flawed http://seattletimes.nwso...826_challenges30m.html\">LINK
  • WA: King County - King County Elections begins recount of races in Issaquah, Shoreline and Federal Way (Diebold Op-Scan) http://www.metrokc.gov/e...ns/news/2005_11_30.htm\">LINK
  • WA: Grant County - Turnout increased in countywide all-mail election http://www.columbiabasin.../11/30/news/news03.txt\">LINK
  • WI: Paper trail bill could be headed for Senate http://www.wrn.com/gesta...dbtranslator=local.cfm\">LINK
  • INternational: 3 Anti-Chßvez Parties Pull Out of Election http://www.nytimes.com/2...ricas/30venezuela.html\">LINK
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