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'Daily Voting News' For November 21, 2008

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/30 - 10:00pm
The recount in Minnesota continues to dominate the news. Franken is inching closer to Coleman’s vote total but there are still a lot of votes to count and then a steadily growing number of challenged ballots that will have to be cussed and discussed. Also today we have news from ...
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VIDEO: Citizens Oversee Election Day In Washington County, OR

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/30 - 10:00pm
Guest Blogged by John Gideon, VotersUnite.Org A special hat-tip to citizen journalists K. Shawn Edgar and Shawn Waldow who produced and edited this piece and, of course, to the voters and staff of the Washington County, Oregon elections office.
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GOP Obama Supporter Proposes Prop 8 Compromise: Civil Unions for All, Leave 'Marriage' to Churches

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/30 - 10:00pm
Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review. The California Supreme court announced Wednesday that it will hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the anti-gay amendment that overturned the right of gay people to marry in the state. In May, the same court, which is composed of seven Republicans and one ...
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Franken Gains on Coleman Again on Day 2 of U.S. Senate Race Hand Count in MN

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/30 - 10:00pm
With just over 40% of the ballots in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken, the gap has now shrunk to just 129 votes at the end of the second day of counting. According to tonight's update of the MN Secretary of State's "recount" ...
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'Daily Voting News' For November 20, 2008

Brad Blog - Fri, 2008/11/28 - 10:00pm
For those of you who are closely watching the Minnesota senatorial recount there is a live blog that is dedicated to reports from the ground in the state. You can go here and keep up-to-date.... CO: Mesa County Election's Division double checks their work to make results official http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=9382529 FL: Opinion ...
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Counting Minnesota & Watching the Watchers

Brad Blog - Thu, 2008/11/27 - 10:00pm
We've predicted since Election Day that Al Franken's chances of winning the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota are excellent. News tonight, out of the state where a manual count of the paper ballots began today, may already be bearing out that prediction, though it's far too early to know for ...
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Stealing Georgia - Let's Hope Not Again

Brad Blog - Wed, 2008/11/26 - 10:00pm
Guest Blogged by Katherine Forrest of The Commonweal Institute Why Georgia? There's strongly suggestive evidence that the 2002 senatorial election in Georgia was stolen. That was the first election in which Diebold DRE (Direct Recording Electronic, usually touch-screen) voting machines were used statewide. Republican Saxby Chambliss beat front runner Democrat ...
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'Daily Voting News' For November 19, 2008

Brad Blog - Tue, 2008/11/25 - 10:00pm
We have another report today from Connecticut and the UConn memory card tests that are done in that state regularly. These are Premier/Diebold memory cards and 9% of the cards inspected failed for various reasons including that some contained additional random data. The recount of ballots for the Senator ...
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BRAD BLOG Status Update...

Brad Blog - Tue, 2008/11/25 - 10:00pm
A combination of factors, which I can get into at another time (but which include a still-very sore wrist that I've had to wrestle with over the last several months, despite doctor's orders, while trying to keep up with a helluva busy election season), has forced me to slow down ...
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'Daily Voting News' For November 18, 2008

Brad Blog - Mon, 2008/11/24 - 10:00pm
Early voting has begun in Georgia for the senate re-election with election day on Dec. 2. By the time DVN is sent tonight nearly all of the final votes should be counted in Alaska and there should be an announcement as to who won that race. Begich was ahead of ...
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(Updated) AP: STEVENS LOSES AK SENATE RACE

Brad Blog - Mon, 2008/11/24 - 10:00pm
UPDATE: AP calls race for Begich... Mark Begich, the Democratic Anchorage mayor, has defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in a closely contested, see-saw race for the United States Senate, according to Associated Press projections. The Division of Elections has almost concluded an initial count of absentee, early in-person and questioned ballots Tuesday. That, ...
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Electoral History Puts Palin's 2012 Chances Somewhere Between Slim and None

Brad Blog - Mon, 2008/11/24 - 10:00pm
Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review. Within hours after Election Day 2008 was over, the punditocracy had moved on to speculation about 2012 and the political future of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, whom many conservatives consider to be the next GOP frontrunner. If history is a ...
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The Sacrament of Democracy

Brad Blog - Mon, 2008/11/24 - 10:00pm
Guest blogged by Shannyn Moore ANCHORAGE - If democracy were a religion, voting would be the sacrament. I grew up in what I call “The First Free-Range Organic Christian Church of Homer.” Sundays brought a message, fellowship, and a line of repentant souls taking communion-a remembrance of sacrifice. The first time I cast ...
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VIDEO: Ashton Kutcher On a Wednesday Election Holiday

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/23 - 10:00pm
During a discussion on last Friday's Real Time w/ Bill Maher on HBO, the topic of electoral reform came up. There were the usual discussions of electoral college concerns, primaries vs. caucuses, and then Ashton Kutcher broke in with a point that may well signal he's a reader of The ...
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'Daily Voting News' For November 16 and 17, 2008

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/23 - 10:00pm
The subject of the moment seems to be Internet voting. The media isn’t reporting about it yet but the mailing list groups are all abuzz with concerns about Internet voting and, in my opinion, they should be concerned. The security of the Internet, or more correctly the lack of security ...
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GOP Still Forwarding MN Conspiracy Theories in U.S. Senate Election, Corporate Media Lends a Destructive Hand

Brad Blog - Sun, 2008/11/23 - 10:00pm
Of all the shameful behavior by the Republicans during this last election cycle, the National Republican Senatorial Conspiratorial Committee's continuing baseless charges that Al Franken and the Democrats are trying to "steal" the U.S. Senate election in Minnesota has to be near the top of a difficult list to top! ...
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VIDEO: Ashton Kutcher - Wall Street is 'Punking Us Right Now!'

Brad Blog - Sat, 2008/11/22 - 10:00pm
After Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) discusses the bailout as if it's something "they" are doing (as opposed to her, a member of the U.S. Congress) Ashton Kutcher called her on it on Friday's HBO's Real Time w/ Bill Maher, before going on to make a very significant point about the ...
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Machine Problems Worsened 2008 Voting Woes

Brad Blog - Sat, 2008/11/22 - 10:00pm
Guest blogged by Steven Rosenfeld of AlterNet The electronic voting problems in the 2008 election are broader than recently-publicized snafus such as machines not turning on, voter databases omitting names, or touch screens not properly recording votes, according to an analysis of 1,700 incident reports from the nation's largest voter hotline. Moreover, ...
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EAC Announces Intention to Suspend SysTest Labs

VoteTrust USA - Fri, 2008/11/21 - 10:00pm
Follows Action Taken by National Institute of Standards and Technology...
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Pennsylvania: Plaintiffs Claim Voting Machine Breakdowns And Long Lines Will Disenfranchise Voters

VoteTrust USA - Fri, 2008/11/21 - 10:00pm
'A Perfect Storm' Impacting The Right To VoteA coalition of Pennsylvania voters and civil rights groups, led by the NAACP...
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