By John Gideon on 11/15/2006, 5:10pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Officials in Denver Colorado estimate that as many as 18,000 voters walked away from the polls without voting in the Nov. 7 general election. These are disenfranchised voters just the same as those voters who have been removed from voting registers for no reason or those who were intimidated, in the past, when poll sites had police officers stationed just outside the doors. We cannot continue to use voting systems (in this case it was an untested, kludgey Sequoia poll book that was the cause) that keep people from the polls and cause long lines. When DREs fail no one can use them. When precinct-based optical-scan machines fail, ballots can be put into a ballot box....

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  • NAtional: HR 550 vs HR 6200 LINK
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  • NAtional: House member wants e-voting paper trail LINK
  • NAtional: Holt renews call for e-voting law LINK
  • NAtional: The Vote Protectors LINK
  • AL: Baldwin County - Voting glitch didn't affect election LINK
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    At Stake Is 'Confidence in the Voting System,' Chairwoman Says LINK
  • AR: Waldenburg - A touch screen, a missing vote, a mystery in Arkansas LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Fun With Vote Machines
    Pima County Dems claim election procedures were violated when an elections worker broke a server seal LINK
  • CA: Tuteur calls for changes to avoid ‘disaster’ LINK
  • CA: Napa County – Opinion - Election reflections, from Baltimore to Napa LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - In Riverside County, 31 percent of ballots remain uncounted LINK
  • CO: Coffman gets election primer LINK
  • CO: Denver - Cost hole for nightmarish balloting may get deeper LINK
  • CO: Denver's turnout total falls short of forecasts LINK
  • CO: Denver – Editorial - Elections: A wreck in very slow motion LINK
  • CO: Denver - Key city election official resigns LINK
  • CO: Denver - Officials vow '06 vote woes won't recur LINK
  • CO: Denver still counts ballots LINK
  • CT: Recount gives Courtney win in 2nd District LINK
  • FL: Revote of Florida's 13th Congressional District Election Called For by National Voting Rights Groups LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Broward seeks election storage facility LINK
  • FL: Manatee County - Manatee recounts its ballots calmly LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Buchanan lead grows as manual recount looms LINK
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  • ID: Vote Counting Complications LINK
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  • NC: Craven County - Vote recount shows reliable results LINK
  • NJ: Essex County - Problems found on 24 voting machines LINK
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  • NY: Bloomberg blasts state board over voting machine delays LINK
  • NY: Board of Elections Response to Mayor Bloomberg LINK
  • NY: NYS could lose $50M in voting machine delay LINK
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  • OH: Does Anyone Know What's Going On? LINK
  • OH: Agreement reached on Ohio's provisional ballots LINK
  • OR: Ashland - Voting machine problems in Ashland, Oregon LINK
  • PA: No decision today on request to dismiss electronic voting machines suit LINK
  • TX: More voting problems in Williamson County
    Officials blame computer software for voting overcount. LINK
  • WI: Frie says he is seeking recount LINK
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