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By John Gideon on 10/9/2008, 4:23pm PT  

“When I finally saw the results of our [EVEREST] tests, I thought I was going to throw up. I didn’t think it would be that bad. And it was — it was awful. I looked at it on a Saturday morning, and that night I went to bed and woke up [just before 4:00 on] Sunday morning going, “Oh my God.” I never wake up on the weekends — trust me.”
Jennifer Brunner, Ohio's Secretary of State, when asked in a recent interview about the state’s EVEREST evaluation of the voting machines used in Ohio.

The group of potential voters that has participated the least in past years has probably been students. From all reports students seem to be engaged in this year’s election and will be turning out in large numbers. That can only be a good thing. However, it seems that some are doing all they can to keep the students away from the polls. Our second “Featured” article discusses the actions being taken to disenfranchise student voters and the counter-actions to enfranchise them.

Featured - OH: Exclusive: OH's SoS Brunner Looks Beyond Todays E-Voting Nightmares

Featured - National: College students facing barriers to voting

National: States’ Purges of Voter Rolls Appear Illegal

National: NYTimes: Thousand of Eligible Voters Illegally Removed From Voter Rolls

National: Are States Illegally Removing Voters From the Rolls?

National: Purges & Provisional Ballots

National: Think Again: The Uses and Abuses of “Voter Fraud”

National: Polling places lack resources, civil rights group says

National: U.S. polling places said to lack resources

National: Election Protection Wiki Registration Concludes in Many States

National: Elections officials deny illegally purging voters

National: Democrats Fight Back: Taking On GOP Voter Suppression

National: Voters Want Choices. And They Want to Be Heard
That's why Ranked Choice Voting makes so much sense.

National: Protecting the Vote

National: Voting concerns persist in Florida and around the country

AZ: Many Arizona election results could be delayed

AZ: Early ballots may stall vote results

CA: Los Angeles County - Surge in voter registration highlights electoral fraud

CO: Coffman to address NYT voter purge story

CO: Coffman says report wrong on voter purging

CO: Ritter scolds Coffman over voter error

CO: Ritter Responds

CO: Denver - Voter registration forms scrutinized
Election workers find thousands of errors on records

CO: El Paso County - Lawmaker calls out El Paso Clerk Balink for ‘12-point strategy’ on voter suppression

CO: El Paso County - Springs editor beseeches Gov. Ritter to intervene in election ‘crisis’

FL: Few reliable voting machines in Florida

IA: Plymouth County - Voters back to pen and paper at the polls

KY: Voters' fears about tricks understandable

LA: Iberia Parish - Electronic voting glitch reported in Delcambre race

LA: Orleans Parish - State official suggests shakeup at polls

MI: Thousands of voters removed or blocked from registering

MO: Voter registration fraud investigated

MT: Molloy calls GOP voter challenges 'political chicanery'

MT: Judge blasts GOP voter registration challenges

MT: Montana GOP Spanked by Judge for Bogus, Illegal Voter Challenges

NV: Lomax, Miller say NYT got it wrong

NV: Washoe County Registrar: Voter fraud attempts will be "unsuccessful"

OH: E-voting system evaluator: “I thought I was going to throw up”

OH: Courts Allow Same-Day Vote Window to Go Forward in Ohio

OH: GOP, Brunner spar over verifying voter registrations

OH: Editorial - That’s a Pretty Big Glitch

OH: Dispatch propaganda campaign to cover-up e-voting flaws reaches new low

OH: Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Voter Rights, Faulty Electronic Voting Machines, Voter Fraud and GOP Voter Challenges

OH: Franklin County - Voters who goof can get new ballot
Paper option may lead to more errors

PA: Group says many Pa. voters may face lines at polls

PA: Philadelphia – ‘Tis the Season of Election Dirty Tricks: Scaring Student Voters
Flyer Warns of Undercover Police Presence at Polls on Election Day

SC: Beaufort County - County voting machines up and running

TN: Sullivan County - Sullivan election commissioner wants extra set of GOP eyes at the polls

VA: Virginia not ready for Election Day surge, voters group says

VA: Voter group says Va. not ready to handle huge voter turnout

VA: Loudon County - Registered and Ready to Vote
Thousands Beat Deadline For November Election

WI: Our View: Voter ID suit all politics, no substance

WI: Politicians disrespect voting rights
Voting system needs to see improvements

Washington DC - Firm, Elections Board Faulted in Voting Mishap
Panel Cites Poor Equipment, Communication

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