the attorney for the Pima County (Tucson) Democratic Party has expressed a concern that thousands of ballots from a disputed 2006 special election, which should be in the AG's possession, may instead be "missing".
The primary objective is to determine whether someone rigged the election by tampering with the optical-scan polling machines in Pima County, transforming "no" votes into "yes" votes.
Our cover story last week told of the unexpected consequences of Arizona's Clean Elections experiment: a more polarized legislature, a fair amount of gratuitous spending, and dirty tricks aplenty. But one phenomena related to Clean Elections -- o
Goddard's restrictions on political party observers --- just one per party, selected by the AG, not by the parties themselves --- was the cause of criticism by all of the involved parties (Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, etc.).
Author and former radio talk show host Al Franken, the Democratic challenger for the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota, will be the state's next U.S. Senator, according to a final tally by the bi-partisan three-judge panel overseeing challenger Norm
Al Franken, the comedian turned politician, won a potentially decisive court ruling on Tuesday in his bid to replace Norm Coleman, a Minnesota Republican trying to hold on to his Senate seat.
It's been a bad month for Diebold, with the findings in CA that their voting machines drop votes and their audit logs allows deletion of records; their admission that all of their voting machines fail to record ballot deletions, and that their AT
The CIA, which has been monitoring foreign countries' use of electronic voting systems, has reported apparent vote-rigging schemes in Venezuela, Macedonia and Ukraine and a raft of concerns about the machines' vulnerability to tampering.
Circuit court judge, county clerk and election officials among eight indicted for gaming elections in 2002, 2004, 2006
Even the audit log system on current versions of Premier Election Solutions' (formerly Diebold's) electronic voting and tabulating systems --- used in some 34 states across the nation --- fail to record the wholesale deletion of ballots.
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Vote tabulation software currently in use throughout the United States contains a button to permanently delete audit logs that are required under federal voting-system guidelines, according to a report submitted to California's top elections offi
Former Colorado Sec. of State Coffman asked a judge to block the Independent Ethics Commission from holding a hearing on a complaint against him. Accused of allowing an employee in elections to also operate a partisan political business
Claims lack of jurisdiction to order retention of ballots from 2006 election, even if counting them might reveal results were 'rigged' Opponents of counting argue ballots should now be destroyed...
'Can We Get a Do-Over? Or Some Help From the Supremes?': Week 2 Begins at the U.S. Senate Election Contest in MN
When all else fails, vote from the rooftops! (Print on the back of his shirt.)
Cartoon about the recent Ohio election problem.
Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama and discovers the voting machine mysteriously keeps changing his vote to McCain. (Below the video it says "Do right by your family and country: Vote 3rd party, write in or NOTA!")
The Republican consultant accused of involvement in alleged vote-rigging in Ohio in 2004 was warned that his plane might be sabotaged before his death in a crash Friday night, according to a Cleveland CBS affiliate.
The now famous "Lizard People" ballot was judged yesterday. Norm Coleman's challenge was duly rejected, and the Lizard People went to Al Franken. Thanks to the great work of the people at The Uptake we now have this moment recorded for
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After her arrest, orchestrated by her opponent, Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, Brodsky was held overnight in the county jail until 5:45am the next morning, despite her son having posted bail for her --- $25! --- at 8:30pm the night before.
Al Franken's campaign announced on Wednesday that, for the first time since the Minnesota recount began, the Democrat has actually pulled ahead of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.
Voters take note: Have clean hands next time you head to the polls.
"in a county the size the size of Maricopa (sic), perfect compliance with the statutory electoral scheme, while desirable, is not possible due to time, space, the practicalities of the electoral process and the number of persons involved"
Allegations of fraudulent election practices are patently false, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told Fox News. Pawlenty said there was no truth to the rumor that ballots were found in the trunk of an election official's car and he doesn't kn
Niger Arnold claims that as her neighbors celebrated Obama's election in the streets, police fired pepper spray into the crowd. As she and her family scrambled indoors, 5 white officers burst into her home with guns drawn. No reason for the forci
"The secretary of state is someone who actually has to have the spine to stand there and make sure that integrity is not going to be trampled in the courts to open our elections system up to fraud," he said.
St. Louis County keeps election ballots in the courthouse attic. Anoka County keeps them locked in the basement. Hennepin County relies on its cities to keep ballots safe.
The remarkable, never-before-seen video follows (appx 6:45 mins)...