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May 10, 2010 | By John M. Glionna and Sol Vanzi, Los Angeles Times
Tens of millions of Filipinos flocked to the polls Monday to elect a new president amid widespread violence and flaws with ballot-counting machines that many blamed on the corrupt politics that has plagued the archipelago under outgoing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Officials confirmed election-related violence at more than 80 polling places nationwide including bombings, shootouts, abductions and the burning of voting machines. At least a half-dozen people were killed and eight were wounded, they said.
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NEWS
June 22, 2011 | By David Zahniser
The Los Angeles City Council stalemate over the city's red-light camera program grew even more pronounced Wednesday, with members making zero progress on the issue after trying four times in 10 minutes to resolve it. In a chaotic flurry of votes, during which two council members said they had accidentally voted the wrong way, neither supporters nor opponents of the cameras were able to gain the upper hand. The drama began when Councilman Tony Cardenas, looking to keep the camera program alive, asked his colleagues to postpone a decision on the matter until late July 26 -- five days before the program is slated to die. That motion passed on an 8-6 vote.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento County election officials are moving toward touch-screen voting machines. They plan to request proposals this week for a voting system that would provide at least one touch-screen machine each in more than 800 polling places for the Nov. 7 presidential election. The county has $11 million to buy electronic voting equipment.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2010 | By Ashley Powers and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
On a recent Saturday, Ken Adams and Ronald Ramsey went door-to-door in Las Vegas, canvassing for Harry Reid. They carried a map of Democratic households and a set of poll-tested talking points, including the senator's achievements ("$540 million for a brand new VA hospital") and jabs at Republican rival Sharron Angle, who spoke of privatizing the Department of Veterans Affairs (on public radio in May, if anyone asked). A woman in pajamas promised to cast a straight-party ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Riverside will borrow about 100 touch-screen voting machines with printers from San Bernardino County for the city's upcoming runoff election, under an agreement approved Tuesday by Riverside and San Bernardino counties' boards of supervisors. State law requires electronic voting systems to provide voters with a paper record of their vote. Riverside County's electronic voting machine printing systems will probably not receive the necessary state and federal certification in time for the Jan.
NATIONAL
December 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Colorado's secretary of state has declared many of the state's electronic voting machines to be unreliable, but he said in Denver that some could still be used in November if a software patch was installed. Other machines that failed could be replaced with equipment certified for use in other states, Secretary of State Mike Coffman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved replacing the county's 6-year-old touch-screen voting machines with newer models equipped with printers to comply with state law that mandates paper confirmation for all electronic votes cast. Spending $14.2 million on new machines is necessary because the older devices cannot be retrofitted in time for the June gubernatorial election, according to Barbara Dunmore of the county registrar of voters.
NEWS
February 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The voting machines that Broward County, Fla., ordered to replace its problematic punch-card system with the notorious chads have their own glitches. More than two-thirds of the first batch were defective, county officials said in Fort Lauderdale. About 70 of the first 101 ATM-style touch screen machines had dim monitors, making it difficult to read the screens. On other machines, buttons didn't light up or legs didn't attach correctly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state judge denied a request Wednesday for a temporary restraining order against California counties using electronic voting machines made by Diebold Election Systems in the March 2 election. Voting machine watchdogs sought the order, contending that the machines were vulnerable to computer hackers. But Judge Raymond Cadei said there wasn't enough evidence to justify interfering in an election only 13 days away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
County supervisors have agreed to spend $30 million to buy 10,200 computerized, touch screen voting machines. County election officers said that the new touch-screen system, created by Ohio-based Diebold Systems Inc., is secure and more accurate than the old punch-card ballot system it is scheduled to replace in March. The machines have been certified by the state's chief elections officer, California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley.
SPORTS
May 11, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
The polls close in 30 minutes and the congressional candidate is getting a rubdown on the couch. It is the last calm before the chaos. In the next 24 hours, his biggest prayer will come true. It is Monday, Election Day in the Philippines, and there are several ways to describe what goes on here. "Bizarre" works. The only reason you are reading about this in the sports pages is that the congressional candidate is one of the greatest boxers of all time. To win this election, as he has all his fights since 2005 and 51 of his 56 overall, would be to make history.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By John M. Glionna and Sol Vanzi, Los Angeles Times
Filipinos on Monday appeared set to elect as president the son of late democracy icon Corazon Aquino in an attempt to turn a corner on long years of alleged graft and election fraud. Sen. Benigno Aquino III held a commanding lead with votes from just under 80% of precincts tallied nationwide. He led a nine-candidate presidential race with 40% of the vote, followed by his closest rival, former President Joseph Estrada, who had 25%. Officials say it could take several days to proclaim an outright winner.
WORLD
May 10, 2010 | By John M. Glionna and Sol Vanzi, Los Angeles Times
Tens of millions of Filipinos flocked to the polls Monday to elect a new president amid widespread violence and flaws with ballot-counting machines that many blamed on the corrupt politics that has plagued the archipelago under outgoing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Officials confirmed election-related violence at more than 80 polling places nationwide including bombings, shootouts, abductions and the burning of voting machines. At least a half-dozen people were killed and eight were wounded, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2008 | Jennifer Oldham, Oldham is a Times staff writer.
Even after he records the final results from Tuesday's historic presidential election, Los Angeles County's election czar isn't likely to get any rest. When he's done counting roughly 16% of the ballots left over from Nov. 4, Dean Logan, the county's registrar-recorder, will turn his attention toward improving the democratic process for the next generation.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2008 | Mark Z. Barabak, Barabak is a Times staff writer.
Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation's 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country's highest office. A nation founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife delivered a smashing electoral college victory to the 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois, who forged a broad, multiracial, multiethnic coalition.
OPINION
October 30, 2008
Re "California sees a surge in mail-in voting," Oct. 27 Nowhere in the article on early voting do you mention that many of us vote by mail because -- after the last two elections -- we don't trust voting machines. For many years, I enjoyed using our garage as a polling place. Then, it apparently was decided that the machines wouldn't fit there, so the polling place was moved to a nearby church. It wasn't the general public that decided to abandon the lovely ritual of voting in neighborhood garages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal judge Monday heard pretrial arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to force California officials to install updated voting equipment. The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleges that Secretary of State Bill Jones is responsible for a disproportionate number of poor-performing voting machines in counties with more minorities. Deputy Atty. Gen. Douglas J.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The state's chief elections officer is standing by its touch-screen voting machines after a review prompted by complaints that some of the devices had incorrectly recorded votes. Secretary of State Betty Ireland says a technician from manufacturer Election Systems & Software has checked all the iVotronic machines in Putnam and Jackson counties. A handful of residents in each had alleged that machines switched their votes from Democratic to Republican candidates in several races. Ireland has asked all 55 county clerks to recalibrate their machines each morning during early voting, which runs until Nov. 1, and on election day, Nov. 4.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2008 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that he has now secured a majority of the elected delegates in his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination. But just as important as reaching that landmark is the symbolism of where he chose to celebrate it -- in Iowa -- and where he will campaign today -- in Florida.
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