The Voting News Daily: Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6, Paper prophets: Why e-voting is on the decline in the United States

National: Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6 | The Atlantic The movie Unstoppable is playing this week on HBO, and it’s hard not to watch even just the trailers for the action-adventure film without seeing parallels to the coming election. Folks, we are just a little more than two weeks away from…

The Voting News Daily: Despite e-voting improvements, audits still needed for ballot integrity, Getting to Vote Is Getting Harder

National: Despite e-voting improvements, audits still needed for ballot integrity | Computerworld Technology and process upgrades implemented since the controversial 2000 presidential election have made electronic voting machines more secure and reliable to use, the Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project said in a report last week. Even so, the only way to ensure the integrity of votes cast…

The Voting News Daily: Who Created the Voter-Fraud Myth?, Voting For the Leader of the Free World…From Your Couch?

National: Who Created the Voter-Fraud Myth? | The New Yorker Teresa Sharp is fifty-three years old and has lived in a modest single-family house on Millsdale Street, in a suburb of Cincinnati, for nearly thirty-three years. A lifelong Democrat, she has voted in every Presidential election since she turned eighteen. So she was agitated when…

The Voting News Daily: Nightmare election scenarios worry both parties, Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting

National: Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting | phys.org When it comes to the integrity and accuracy of voting systems in the United States, the good news is that widespread technological upgrades have largely eliminated the voting-machine problems that were so evident when Florida’s disputed…

The Voting News Daily: Many Strict Election Laws Blocked or Delayed, Is True the Vote Shaking Down States With Nuisance Lawsuits?

National: Many Strict Election Laws Blocked or Delayed | Associated Press Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been blocked or delayed, delighting opponents who claim they were among a variety of partisan attempts to keep minorities from voting. Supporters of the measures nevertheless…

The Voting News Daily: Supreme Court to rule on voter proof of citizenship, Latinos and African Americans targeted by voter purges, lawsuit alleges

National: Supreme Court to rule on voter proof of citizenship | latimes.com The Supreme Court will weigh in on the controversy over voter fraud and decide whether Arizona can require residents to show proof of their citizenship before they register to vote. The justices voted to hear Arizona’s appeal of an anti-fraud provision that was struck…

The Voting News Daily: If the Supreme Court cuts early voting in Ohio, it could swing the state from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney, State voting-law cases test Supreme Court’s politics just ahead of Election Day

National: If the Supreme Court cuts early voting in Ohio, it could swing the state from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney | Slate Magazine The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to reverse a federal court ruling requiring the state of Ohio to let its counties decide whether to permit early voting during the weekend…

The Voting News Daily: Why can’t you vote online, At polling places, some fear monitors will challenge some legitimate voters, intimidate others

National: Why can’t you vote online? | The Verge Elections in the United States aren’t perfect. Between rare instances of voter fraud, attempts to make it harder for people to vote, voter intimidation, egregious manipulation of voting districts by major parties, and regularly low voter turnout, there’s plenty of room for improvement — leading governments…

The Voting News Daily: Voter ID Foes’ Wins in Pennsylvania, Other States Could be Short Lived, Presidential campaigns target new citizen voters

National: Voter ID Foes’ Wins in Pennsylvania, Other States Could be Short Lived | Stateline In recent months, courts have struck down voter identification laws in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Texas, heartening critics who feared the laws would turn away legitimate voters in November. But because the judges declined to reject the laws as unconstitutional, voter…

The Voting News Daily: Will Republicans accept if Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 4 controversial rule changes to know in the 2012 elections

Editorials: Will Republicans accept if Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney? | Slate Magazine What if President Obama wins re-election and Republicans don’t believe it? The question isn’t far-fetched. For several weeks, we have seen Republicans challenge the veracity of a number of election-related facts, and the outcome of the presidential election may be no different. First, some…

The Voting News Daily: Raise hand if online voting spooks you, Straight-Party voters face a tangled ticket

Editorials: Raise hand if online voting spooks you | Sherwood Park News The City of Edmonton will embark on a online election pilot later this month and Strathcona County will no doubt be watching. Despite my generation’s apparent love affair with everything technology, online voting is one of those things that should forever remain a pie-in-the-sky…

The Voting News Daily: As More Vote by Mail, Faulty Ballots Could Impact Elections, Congressman opens voting rights probe of tea party group

National: As More Vote by Mail, Faulty Ballots Could Impact Elections | NYTimes.com On the morning of the primary here in August, the local elections board met to decide which absentee ballots to count. It was not an easy job. The board tossed out some ballots because they arrived without the signature required on the outside of…

The Voting News Daily: Nathan Sproul Long Trailed by Voter Fraud Claims, New ID laws could delay outcome of close election

National: Nathan Sproul, A Republican Operative, Long Trailed by Voter Fraud Claims | NYTimes.com For a year, the Republican National Committee has portrayed Democrats as the villains when it comes to voter fraud. In a provocative article on CNN’s Web site, the committee’s chairman, Reince Priebus, said, “Democrats know they benefit from election fraud.” The tables have…

The Voting News Daily: Voter registration fraud claims singe GOP, White House Hacked In Cyber Attack That Used Spear-Phishing To Crack Unclassified Network

National: Voter registration fraud claims singe GOP | CBS News Revelations that the Republican National Committee urged several states to hire a consulting firm that submitted potentially fraudulent voter registration forms in Florida are continuing to cause embarrassment to the Republican Party. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday his group had cut ties to the firm,…

The Voting News Daily: As Election Day looms, voter ID law critics seek out the unregistered, Potential voter registration fraud in Florida: GOP’s own ‘ACORN’ scandal?

National: As Election Day looms, voter ID law critics seek out the unregistered | The Sun Herald As legal challenges to voter identification laws slowly wind their way through the courts, opponents of the controversial measures aren’t just sitting around waiting for judicial relief. They’re hitting the streets in a grassroots effort to make sure affected…

The Voting News Daily: Which States have the Highest Risk of an E-Voting Meltdown?, Students try to navigate voting laws, registration hassles

Blogs: Which States have the Highest Risk of an E-Voting Meltdown? | Freedom to Tinker Computer scientists, including us, have long been skeptical of electronic voting systems. E-voting systems are computers, with all of the attendant problems. If something goes wrong, can the problem be detected? Can it be fixed? Some e-voting systems are much…

The Voting News Daily: Provisional ballots could be hanging chad of 2012, New voter ID laws could delay outcome of close election

National: Provisional ballots could be hanging chads of 2012 | KNOE New voting laws in key states could force a lot more voters to cast provisional ballots this election, delaying results in close races for days while election officials scrutinize ballots and campaigns wage legal battles over which ones should get counted. New laws in competitive…

The Voting News Daily: Challenges to Voting Laws May Play Havoc On and After Election Day, Easy Case for the Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act

National: Challenges to Voting Laws May Play Havoc On and After Election Day | Roll Call Democratic Rep. Mark Critz’s chances of hanging onto his seat representing Southwestern Pennsylvania could hinge on a lawsuit filed by a 93-year-old great grandmother over the state’s new voter identification law. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is hearing Viviette…

The Voting News Daily: Electronic voting’s the real threat to elections, Smartmatic Sues Dominion for Licensing Breach and Improper Business Practices

National: Electronic voting’s the real threat to elections | USATODAY.com Imagine how easy voting would be if Americans could cast ballots the same way they buy songs from iTunes or punch in a PIN code to check out at the grocery store: You could click on a candidate from a home computer or use a…

The Voting News Daily: The Abandonment of the Election Assistance Commission, Appeals court overturns political donor disclosure ruling

National: The Abandonment of the Election Assistance Commission | Steny Hoyer/Huffington Post While the embarrassing debacle of the 2000 election may seem like a distant memory to some, the unfortunate reality is an encore may be on our doorstep. The Election Assistance Commission was created by the bipartisan Help America Vote Act of 2002 in order…

The Voting News Daily: Study: Almost 1 Million Minority Voters to be Affected by Voter ID Laws, Voter ID, Real ID might clash for some

National: Study: Almost 1 Million Minority Voters to be Affected by Voter ID Laws | CBS DC Come the November general election, close to 1 million minority voters under the age of 30 could be affected by voter ID laws implemented in 17 states, according to a new study. Between 700,000 and 1 million minority voters…

The Voting News Daily: Conservative Groups Focus on Registration in Swing States, In-Person Voter Fraud: Not Really a Matter of Opinion

National: Conservative Groups Focus on Registration in Swing States | NYTimes.com It might as well be Harry Potter’s invisible Knight Bus, because no one can prove it exists. Teresa Sharp’s right to vote, as well as her family’s, was challenged by the Ohio Voter Integrity Project, which later apologized. The bus has been repeatedly cited by True…

The Voting News Daily: Decade-Old E-Voting ‘Wars’ Continue into Presidential Election, The Nearly Non-Citizen Purge

National: Decade-Old E-Voting ‘Wars’ Continue into Presidential Election | Wall Street Journal A decade after Dana Debeauvoir helped change Travis County, Texas to an all-electronic voting system she still expects to be falsely accused of fixing the coming election, just as she had in the last two presidential races. The clerk, who has administered voting…