By John Gideon on 9/9/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Mississippi’s election laws are very questionable. During the August 7 state primary some voters who were not able to use Wilkinson Co’s DRE machines used paper ballots. These would be absentee, affidavit (provisional) and curb-side (for voters with disabilities). In Mississippi the political parties administer their primaries. When all of the votes were counted three incumbents were re-elected. However, there were allegations of wrong-doing in regards to some Democrat paper ballots so the county Dem. Executive Board disqualified all paper ballots which then caused the three incumbents to lose their elections. How many good ballots were disqualified? No one knows.

Next week we can look forward to something being done in regards to HR-811; or nothing at all.

Will California finally release the results of their Document Inspection portion of the “Top-To-Bottom Review” and will the media even know about it? Will the state of New Jersey finally provide an alternate plan for when the vvpat printers are not ready for use? And there is supposed to be a follow-up on “Dan Rather Reports” as early as next week....

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  • NAtional: A Damaging Paper Chase In Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Hands-on Elections: A complete handbook LINK
  • NAtional: Computer Security Expert Bruce O'Dell: Testimony to NH Legislature LINK
  • AZ: Mojave County - Tests make sure election computers are ready to run LINK
  • CA: Ventura County - County adopting paper ballots seen as 'lucky' LINK
  • CO: Coffman says vote-machine solution on way LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County – Editorial - Mail ballots LINK
  • CT: Voters may not survive voting crash course LINK
  • DE: Verifiable voting proposal on hold LINK
  • MD: Gov. O'Malley Pledges to 'Do Everything in My Power' to Fund Paper Ballots Bill LINK
  • MD: Officials foresee smooth primary LINK
  • MS: Wilkinson Co. Democrats throw out paper ballots LINK
  • NJ: Editorial - N.J. must ensure an accurate vote LINK
  • NJ: Opinion - Voting - the bedrock of democracy, How accurate? How costly? LINK
  • OK: State seeks ‘miracle machine’ to assist blind voters LINK
  • OK: Election official: Paper trail important
    Legislation to be debated would require a paper ballot LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Electronic voting unwelcomed LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - State might yank plug on e-voting LINK
  • UT: Utah's electronic touch-screen voting machines fail the voters LINK
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