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Elections in the United States

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LAST UPDATED [12/15/13] – The next general election in the US is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4 2014. Throughout 2014 leading up to the general election, primary elections will be held in each state, with considerable variation in dates. Greatest risk areas: Centralization of vote reporting and voting machine programming, with over 99 percent of all votes counted out of…

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Elections in Afghanistan

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LAST UPDATED [12/04/13] – The next election in Afghanistan is scheduled for April 5, 2014. Greatest risk areas: violence, and a national climate of corruption, from the President to the cop on the local street corner. RATINGS – Freedom: “Not free” rating 6 on a scale of 1-6, with 6 being least free.1 – Election Risk: Highest, rated 10 on…

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2013-06-24 (WY) Reporter arrested for voting as felon after reporting voting machine inaccuracies

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A news director for Bighorn Radio Network, who reported on some troubling programming problems with local voting machines during the 2012 general election, was arrested a few months later on charges that he had voted as a felon; He had been convicted for burglary in 1993 in another state and had served out a suspended sentence and probation. Twenty years…

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Political Corruption

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“As the lines of authority with the government erode, so too do traditional authority structures . . . eventually all that is left to hold society together is that someday it may be your day to get yours.” — Nuhu Ribadu, Nigeria 1 Corruption is the abuse of public office for private or political gain. Electoral corruption is interference with…

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(US-WY) – Vote Counting: Voting machine problems delay results

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[11/09/06] A careful reading of the Casper Star-Tribune’s detailed reporting, below, provides a pretty good guess as to what was really going on. Carbon County and Laramie County reported very similar problems: When trying to upload precinct results the transmission balked. A closer look, using the Verifier tool1 at VerifiedVoting.org, shows that both Carbon and Laramie counties were using Diebold…

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2006-11-08 (WY) – Ballot problems: Folded ballots and voting machines

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The problem identified below shows up in other Wyoming locations, and also can affect absentee votes in any other location if jurisdictions send folded ballots. The Natrona County clerk’s office says the folded absentee ballots may delay the count, but won’t affect the count. That is not necessarily true. Folded absentee ballots have been found in other states to produce…

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