Election Protection a (Very) Busy Success

November 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Recent Blog Posts

A ginormous THANK YOU to all our volunteer poll watchers, hotline answerers (is that even a word?), lawyers, and law students who made our Election Day Poll Watching effort a success. And by success we mean *phew* we’re glad someone was watching…and helping! The Election Protection Hotline did not stop ringing all day, some of our poll watchers wererecruited to become poll […]

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On Today’s Agenda: BORKED

September 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Recent Blog Posts

According to the dictionary for geeks, something is “borked” when it doesn’t work correctly or misbehaves, generally due to negligence by the person(s) that are responsible for it. So just how borked are Elections In Davidson County? Well, we’ll know this afternoon [pdf] after the Davidson County Election Commission meeting. See, after deciding last week to NOT use the problematic […]

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Metro Council Moves to Remove Funding for Electronic Poll Books, Asks for Audit

A letter from Council-at-large member Megan Barry to her compadres: Dear Fellow Councilmembers, Over the last several days, I have been surprised and alarmed to learn that the August primary in Davidson County may have been compromised due to the new electronic polling books. As an elected official in Davidson County, I am concerned about the integrity of the […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Secretary of State Has Authority to Stop Certification of Election and Should Use It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TENNESSEE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS AUTHORITY TO STOP CERTIFICATION OF PRIMARY ELECTION AND SHOULD USE IT Nashville, Tenn. (August 30, 2012) — Despite their assertions to the contrary, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Election Coordinator Mark Goins have the authority to stop the certification process of the August 2 primary […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Machines Default to Republican Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MACHINES USED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION DEFAULT TO REPUBLICAN BALLOT Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2012) — The brand new Electronic Poll Books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot if a poll worker did not choose a specific ballot for the voter. “This […]

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Machines Default to Republican Ballot in Davidson County

————————————————– [Citizen Action Press Release here, 8/27/2012] It has come to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot. This is unbelievable and outrageous. No piece of any equipment that’s part of any election should ever default to one party or […]

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