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Gaston count took extra care
2005-02-13
It didn't matter how long it took, they just had to get it right this time.

Blackwell's decisions are raising red flags
2005-02-13
Ohio voters, take care. There is a man in Columbus who wants to be your next governor.&nbsp;You'd better give very careful consideration to some of his recent actions before you think about him holding so high an office.<BR>This is not to say, this early in the game, he is unqualified to be governor. That would be manifestly unfair to a person as bright as he is. He might, in fact, possess political and leadership skills that could be just what are needed in the governor's office. But a couple of recent decisions he has made should, at the very least, raise warning flags that his holding the state's highest office could be going a step too far.

Mini-voting machine under study
2005-02-12
The latest electronic voting machine trotted out before a ion committee Friday was so small that it fit in a briefcase.

Key task for appointee will be voting machines
2005-02-12
Sacramento If Bruce McPherson is confirmed to replace Kevin Shelley as secretary of state, one of his first and most urgent tasks will be to carry out voting machine reforms championed by his predecessor.

Franklin County pinpoints cause of inflated Bush numbers
2005-02-12
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The maker of Franklin County's election machines has pinpointed the error that made a laptop computer give thousands of extra votes to President Bush on election night: Just like any overworked and distracted human, the machine was trying to do too much at once.

House Judiciary Democrats to ask for special prosecutor to investigate Ohio election chief
2005-02-11
Four Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee asked the Department of Justice to begin a criminal investigation into Ohio?s Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell today, RAW STORY has learned.

Electronic ballot safety is a concern for legislators
2005-02-11
Fourteen counties using touch-screen voting machines have concerned Iowa lawmakers because of a perceived lack of security.

Atwater bond would have lost had his vote counted, man says
2005-02-11
ATWATER ? A McSwain-area resident claimed Thursday that his vote would have defeated a school bond measure in Tuesday's election ? if only he could have cast it.

Former GOP Lawmaker Named Secretary of State
2005-02-11
Former state legislator Bruce McPherson, a moderate Republican from Santa Cruz, today was appointed to serve as secretary of state, replacing Kevin Shelley, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial and official misconduct.

Voters will use new equipment in fall
2005-02-11
EATON, Ohio Preble County should be using optical scan voting machines from Election Systems &amp; Software by the November elections.

Investigation of Mercer County voting finds widespread problems
2005-02-10
A committee appointed to review the problems experienced by Mercer County voters during November's election has found what members call "remarkable negligence" by the county's elections bureau and commissioners.

Early voting loses allure for many city elections in Palm Beach County
2005-02-10
Three months ago early voting was all the rage. Politicians hailed it as an innovation that would transform elections by allowing people to vote at their convenience. The public responded in droves, with some waiting as long as seven hours in line so they could vote before Election Day.

Voting machine pitch made
2005-02-10
A handful of Onslow County residents voted Wednesday, but not for candidates or issues.

Backup system wanted to prevent repeat of Carteret lost-vote fiasco
2005-02-10
RALEIGH - A special committee of citizens and legislators approved proposed legislation Wednesday that would require all voting machines in North Carolina to produce a paper copy of ballots so voters can see and verify them.

North Carolina Citizens Demand Voter Verified Paper Ballots
2005-02-10
North Carolina General Assembly Committee on Electronic Voting Fails to Specify Most Secure and Economical Election Technology

Panel cites "remarkable negligence" in Mercer election problems
2005-02-10
MERCER, Pa. Voters in Mercer County were victimized by the quote remarkable negligence end quote of county elections workers during November's glitch-filled general election.

E-vote gets push locally
2005-02-10
COOPERSTOWN ? State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer wants New York legislators to enact voting reforms quickly.

News From The U.S. Election Reform Movement
2005-02-10
Suspicious Results in New York Senate Race Underscore Need for Immediate Court-Ordered Seizure of All Ohio Voting Machines