Voters, candidates, elected officials, election observers, and pollworkers reported problems at the polling places for the Primary Election held last week on Tuesday, September 14.
I have pasted below a roundup of news articles and television broadcasts of the problems reported in the local media. I am interviewed in the first three posted below.
You will find that some of the 20 articles contain information that is repetitive; however, I believe it is important to see the breadth of the reporting. And I am sure there is more from other media outlets that I have missed. If you know of any, feel free to send a message to me with the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBD News Channel 8
BOEE’s Performance On Election Day at
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/news-talk/2010/09/live-on-newstalk-boee-s-performance-texting-and-driving-and-montgomery-council-at-large-race-2027.html and search for my name.
New Voting Machines Cause of Delays at
The Washington Post
DC Board of Elections, Scolded By Politicians, Defends Counting Pace, Cites Crushing Pressures at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/15/AR2010091506918.html
Live Blog: D.C. Primary Day Evening – Returns Trickle In at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2010/09/live_blog_dc_primary_day_2010_2.html
Judge Rejects Gray’s Request To Extend D.C. Voting at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/14/AR2010091407846.html
Once Again, Delays Plague Counting of Ballots InThe District at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/15/AR2010091500626.html
The Washington Times
Gray’s Campaign Threatens Legal Action If Voting Hours Not Extended at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/14/board-considers-gray-request-extend-voting-hours/print/
Delays Occur In Results For D.C. Primary Races at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/14/glitches-mar-early-voting-in-dc-mayor-race/
D.C. Mayor Fenty Loses To Gray In Democratic Primary at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/15/dc-mayor-fenty-loses-gray-democratic-primary/
The Washington Examiner
Gray Asks Elections To Toss Fenty Votes at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Gray-asks-elections-board-to-toss-Fenty-votes-797391-102579509.html
There May Be No Quick Call In D.C. Mayoral Race at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/There-may-be-no-quick-call-in-D_C_-mayoral-race-846493-102818099.html
Election Board Problems Mar D.C. Mayor’s Race, Delay Results at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Election-board-problems-mar-D_C_-mayor_s-race_-delay-results--862475-102925424.html
UPDATE: Judge Denies Voting Hours Extension at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/blogs/capital-land/dc-elections-officials-deny-grays-call-to-extend-voting-hours-102884129.html
Washington City Paper
Vince Gray Takes Charge at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/39775/vince-gray-takes-charge-dc-election-night
Democracy Threatened By Missing Seal at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/2010/09/14/democracy-threatened-by-missing-seal/
Watch A Working D.C. Voting Machine at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/2010/09/14/watch-a-working-d-c-voting-machine/
Five Things That Made Voters Mad at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/2010/09/14/five-things-that-make-voters-mad/
Down For The Count at http://www.dcwatch.com/themail/2010/10-09-15.htm and http://www.dcwatch.com/themail/2010/10-09-19.htm.
Voting Problems At Some D.C. Polls at http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics/Voting_Problems_At_Some_DC_Polls_Washington_DC.html
Problems Reported At Polls at http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics/102873514.html.