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Recount Roulette

Barbara Simons | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Barbara Simons

We risk an election meltdown worse than the Florida 2000 debacle when the presidential election came down to hanging chads and chaos. This time we are looking at another razor close result and perhaps another recount.

Eight Ohio Counties Ripe for Election Fraud

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Keith Thomson

In 2010, computer scientists from the University of Michigan and Princeton hacked a touch-screen voting machine, installing the video game Pac-Man. Could comparable voting systems in Ohio be subverted to alter the presidential vote tally?

Florida: Weak Election Audits Only, Thank You

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sue Wilson

In Sarasota, Florida today, a four year long battle over real election accountability has come to a bitter end.

Doug Hoffman "Unconcedes" In Upstate New York Congressional Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has withdrawn his concession in a close special election for a U.S. House seat, and New...

Slow Voting Process in St. Louis

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

Long wait times to vote represent a covert 'poll tax.' Many people in low-income neighborhoods in Missouri are hourly wage earners who cannot afford to lose a day's wages.

PA Counties Said Unprepared to Serve Voters, Meet Court Order for Emergency Paper Ballots

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Montgomery, PA county officials admit that they were completely unprepared for the new paper ballot directive, despite known problems with the touch-screen voting systems they use.

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

Paper Ballots Replace Machines In Sangamon County

State Journal-Register | Bernard Schoenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's back to the future for voters in Sangamon County. Paper ballots have replaced the electronic voting system in use since 2006, which has been dis...

Florida's Early Voting Process Seems Rife For Another Challenge If Election Close

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Most of the poll workers are elderly, and not particularly adept at using the computers. My agent took almost five minutes to find me in the system and issue me a ballot. One woman who exited the polling place after half an hour was apparently dead, even though she looked quite well.

Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: Why Hurricane Ike Demands Paper Ballots on November 4

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

A similar storm on election day could knock out virtually all the state's touchscreen machines. Without sufficient paper ballots, hundreds of thousands of Ohioans would lose their right to vote.

Video Chat With Diebold Expert Threatened By Voting Machine Company

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

I video chatted yesterday with Princeton professor Edward Felten. After he was alerted to strange vote tallies by Sequoia voting machines on Super Tuesday, Sequoia wrote to tell Felton that if he investigated the malfunction, even at the request of county clerks, it may be grounds for a lawsuit against him.