Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
14 days until Election Day.
New York state officials have either purged or made inactive over 1.6 million voters. That is a huge number and with that large a number there will certainly be problems.
Georgia’s Secretary of State is doing all she can to suppress the vote. She is requiring a waiting period between voters registering and voting. She has also instituted checks on citizenship and ID at registration even though the Justice Department has warned her that she can’t do that without pre-clearance. The state is also woefully behind in processing new voter registrations.
We’ve also got more reports of vote swapping in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Texas, and long lines across the nation.
Straight-party voting in Texas continues to cause problems for voters. Voters need to be told not to vote straight-party. Vote for each race but vote the whole ballot....
- Featured - NY: Over 1,500,000 NYS Voters Purged
- Featured - GA: Don’t do it, Karen!
- National: Attention Voters: Here's What You Have to Do to Make Sure You Get to Vote
- National: Election Day Will Likely Test Voting System, Voter Patience
- National: Experts encourage early voting, fear voting system meltdown
- National: States Warned to Prep for Election Glitches
- National: Stumper's Handy Voting Problem Primer
- National: Report: Voting glitches could disrupt election
- National: Voting concerns surfacing in key states
- National: Voting Rights Watch: Report reveals a new generation of online voter suppression
- National: Early voting starts in 31 states; e-voting snag in W.Va. fixed
Voters using e-voting machines urged to check printouts to verify their choices
- National: Pew warns 'perfect storm' on election day could complicate vote count
- National: Early voting suggests 2008 may see record turnout, expert says
- CA: L.A. County probes possible errors in absentee ballot mailing
A Baldwin Hills man told officials he had been issued an incorrect ballot and used it to vote.
- CA: Orange County - SoCal voters cast ballots in drive-through style
- CO: Interest in voting-by-mail skyrockets in Colorado
- CO: Denver - Early Voting Underway In Colorado
Some Voters Complain About Ballot Shortages
- FL: Editorial - In swing states like Florida, voters need to know rights
- FL: Florida hopes optical scan machines avoid recount repeat
- FL: Broward County - Early voting opens in Broward County with lines, three-hour waits
- FL: Broward County - CNN reporter waits 3 hours on voting line in Florida
- FL: Duval County - Officials Discuss Early Voting Problems
- FL: Duval County - Lines, Voting Problems Continue For 2nd Day
Despite Delays, 11,970 In Duval Voted Monday
- FL: Leon County overcomes voting snag
- FL: Miami-Dade County - Congressman Meek seethes over long early-voting lines
- FL: Miami-Dade County - More machines added to handle early-voting crowds
Voters came out in big numbers across South Florida the first day of early voting --- so much so that more machines are being added to handle crowds.
- GA: Three-judge panel to hear arguments in Georgia voter ID lawsuit
- IA: Some good, some bad in Iowa's use of ballots
- IL: DuPage County - Early voting in DuPage exceeds expectations
- IN: Lake County - Judge tours early voting sites, anticipates ruling today
- IN: Tippecanoe County - More machines coming for Purdue's early voting
- MI: MI Dems, GOP Settle Suit Over Use of Foreclosure to Challenge Voters — But Fight Goes On
- MI: Voter suit settlement reached
Both Dems, GOP agree foreclosure lists won't be used in poll challenges, but plan's existence still disputed.
- MO: Greene County - Getting your vote costs taxing districts plenty
- NJ: Report finds New Jersey voting machines flawed
- NJ: Reports warn of tampering risks in New Jersey's electronic voting
- NJ: Union County Clerk says voting machines are unreliable; encourages voting by mail
- NV: Republican Party challenging some voters
- NY: Voter rolls drop 1.6 million names
- OH: Voter-registration lawsuit against Brunner is dropped
- OH: Death Threats, Hack Attempts Beseige OH Sec. of State's Office
Website Set to 'Static Mode' After 'Security Breaches', Threatening Packages, Messages Received Following Brunner's Legal Tussles With State Republicans
- OH: Ohio Secretary of State Site Hacked
- OH: Breach cripples Ohio Secretary of State's site
It's the latest incident targeting Jennifer Brunner, who has criticized e-voting
- OH: Ohio searches for state-site attacker
- OH: Republicans press voter registration challenges; Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland calls for stop
- PA: Allegheny Co. First In Nation To Test Voting Machine Software
- PA: VoteAllegheny accepts audit of Allegheny County voting machines
- PA: VotePA Statement On Allegheny County Software Verification Testing
- PA: Centre County - Optical scan voting machines to expedite voting
New optical scan machines purchased by Centre County should help the upcoming presidential voting process run more smoothly.
- SC: South Carolina among 10 least ready for voting glitches
- TN: Davidson County - Vote Flipping in Davidson County, Tennessee
- TN: Davidson County - Election Integrity Filmmaker Sees Own Vote Flipped on ESS Touch-Screens in TN
- TX: Dallas County - Early Voting Can Be Fun! And Crowded! And Confusing! Also, Troubling!
- TX: First day of voting sees thousands flock to Travis County polling sites
- TX: Travis County - Dispelling electronic voting myths
- TX: Webb County - Voting machines absent on first day of early voting
- TX: Webb County - Officials subpoenaed for hearing
- TX: Williamson County - Problems at polls
- UT: Early voting begins today in Utah
- UT: Washington County - Card glitch snarls early voting
- WV: West Virginia sets state voter registration record
- WV: Voters in W.Va. Say Electronic Voting Machines Switched their Obama Votes to McCain
- WV: Voting Machines Switch Votes; Officials Blame Voters
- WV: Ohio County - Voting Is a Touchy Business
Some machines showing wrong choices in W.Va.
- WV: Putnam County - Early-voting problems in Putnam
Touch-screen votes switched, then corrected
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