Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
7 days until Election Day.
The NAACP and Advancement Project have sued the VA Governor and the state’s top election officials for failing to provide enough resources to accommodate expected record turnout next week. The suit claims the state is in violation of the US and state constitutions and that a failure to fairly distribute voting machines, poll workers and polling places will result in long-lines in some neighborhoods. The suit asks the state to move voting machines to precincts most like to have long lines; keep polls open longer and to use paper ballots in some cases.
Also this morning is the revelation that some Georgia polling places have had lines with as long as 8 hours waiting time due to their voter registration data base being slow. The state claims that the problem is the turnout but that explanation does not make sense in the real world. The number of poll site computers feeding into the central data base computer dictates how fast that system is; not the number of voters. On election day there will be many, many more poll site computers all feeding into the central computer at the same time. Things will probably get much, much slower and lines will grow longer....
- Featured - VA: NAACP Sues Officials Over Vote Preparations
High-Minority Areas Affected, Group Says
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- CA: Alameda County - Touch-Screen Ballots Help Disabled Citizens Vote
- CA: Solano County - Demand for early ballots cannot be met
- CO: Federal judge will hear voter purge case Wednesday
- CO: Latest developments on Colorado voting issues
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- FL: 12,165 now on Florida's 'no match' vote list
- FL: Broward County - Early Voting Hours Change, Polls Open Later
- FL: Concerns mount about accuracy of Palm Beach County's ballot counting machines
- GA: Court: ‘Flagged’ citizens may vote
- IN: Lake County - A divided Lake elections board extends clock on early voting
- NC: Watch out for a separation between the straight-party vote and the presidential vote on your ballots!
- NC: Guilford County - Democrats May Seek More Voting Time
- NC: Rockingham County - 79 Rockingham voters given provisional ballots
- NH: Election officials, political operatives wonder about impact of the end of straight-ticket voting
- NJ: Princeton Warning on E-Voting Machine Hack Shows Human Touch Can Be a Good Thing
- NJ: Corzine says state is ready for Election Day crowds
- NY: New York City – Editorial - Voting and the City
- OH: One more week to go
Whoever wins Ohio may have to wait
- TX: El Paso County - Problems with Voting Machines
- UT: Summit County residents show up at polls only to find they've already voted
- VA: Group sues Kaine, Va. election officials on behalf of NAACP
- VA: Lawsuit: Some Va. precincts lack sufficient voting machines
- VA: A Voting Rights Disaster?
- WV: Voting machines being checked
- WV: Ireland: Testing OKs touch screen voting machines
- WV: Touch-screen machines vetted
Ireland invites voters experiencing problems to call her office
- WV: Opinion - Jason Williams - Voting machines overseen
- WV: Voting machines remain a concern
- WV: ES&S VP Given 'Award of Merit' By WV SoS
- Germany: Court to Examine Security of Electronic Voting
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