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AP: "Technical glitches reported in early voting"

AP has a round-up of some early election activity: "About a third of voters were using new equipment, and problems in several states were reported right out of the gate. The government deployed a record number of poll watchers to the many competitive races across the country. "Glitches...

Get Your Vote On

Polls are opening around this country, but early voters are already facing significant delays due to voting machine problems. Machines have reportedly failed to turn on or have abruptly stopped working. If you run into any problems, call 866-OUR-VOTE and make sure that you...

DMCA Subpoenas Should Not Be Abused to Silence Speech

The much maligned Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows a copyright holders to unmask an Internet user's identity based on a mere allegation of infringement without filing an actual lawsuit or providing the user any due process. DMCA 512(h) is troubling enough when used in cases of actual infringement, but...

Stats Expert: Paperless Voting Spells Disaster in Election 06

Statisticians are trained experts in data collection, so it's worth paying special attention to the American Statistical Association President's timely letter [PDF] about accurately counting votes in the upcoming national election. President Sallie Keller-McNulty warns that, "[W]e can expect between five to twenty federal elections and dozens of local...

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