Sunday, December 31, 2006

Edwards, Now Seasoned, Elbows His Way Into the Field

Washington Post Staff Writer
 
 With overflow crowds and his populist economic message and his Internet-friendly campaign organization, John Edwards signaled this week that, if he has anything to say about it, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination will be about more than just Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
Edwards 2.0 is a revised version of his beta candidacy of 2004. He begins his second campaign for the White House with the kind of self-confidence that comes only from having tried and failed once before. "My biased self-perception is that both the campaign and what's happened since then has had a maturing effect on me," he said in an interview here Friday, adding: "I think that it's just a calmness that's different.
There are also critical adjustments in his candidacy that position him to compete against Clinton and Obama, the party's two unannounced glamour candidates of the moment. Edwards will be able to run to the left of Clinton in a party whose base has shifted leftward during the Bush presidency. And this time, questions about lack of experience will go first to Obama.
The most significant change for Edwards comes in what was his most serious weakness -- foreign policy and national security. When he ran in 2004, his lack of foreign policy experience was magnified by the post-Sept. 11 focus on global terrorism. Like many Democrats interested in national office, he supported the resolution authorizing President Bush to go to war in Iraq.
In 2004, he did not walk away from that vote. But earlier this year he did, and he has not looked back. He calls the vote a mistake and says all politicians must come to terms with their past positions on the war, regardless of their rhetoric today. That represents a subtle challenge to Clinton, who has been reluctant to call her vote for the war a mistake.
Edwards also has joined the majority of Democrats in calling for the withdrawal of almost one-third of the U.S. troops currently stationed in Iraq. "What you begin with is a fundamental threshold question of what is the most effective way to put the burden on them to come to some political solution," he said in the interview. "My own judgment, and I think it's the judgment of many others, is the most effective way to shift that burden to them is for us to begin to reduce our presence there."
Edwards knows he will continue to get questions from reporters about his foreign policy expertise, as he did on Thursday when he launched his candidacy. Though he believes most Americans think someone who has been on a national ticket is qualified to be president, he knows that even minor mistakes on his part -- a slip of the tongue, the inability to answer an obscure question -- will be potentially damaging.
But he had a ready answer this week to the question of national security experience: Bush had the most experienced team in history, and still the United States ended up in a mess in Iraq. Experience, he said, is not a guarantee of good judgment.
As he did last time, Edwards is running on themes of economic populism, and given the success of many Democratic House candidates in this fall's midterm elections, those themes may have even more resonance today than they did in 2004.
Edwards has settled comfortably into the left-of-center position in the Democratic field, pairing positions that excite the party's liberal base with an upbeat message of hope and optimism. He has worked to deepen his relationships with organized labor, especially in Nevada, which is holding an early 2008 caucus, and he will challenge Clinton and Obama for the endorsements of key unions.
Edwards supports universal health care, which he said means health care for every American, not just most. "As you remember from 2004, there were a bunch of people waltzing around saying they had a universal health care plan that didn't cover everybody," he said. "Politicians tend to do that."
He said he is examining two ideas and weighing whether to support a more ambitious and costly plan or one that may be more politically achievable. But he said both would meet his test of universality.
Edwards also refuses to let his domestic ambitions be held hostage to the words "fiscal discipline." Though he acknowledges that the deficit has become a problem under Bush, he said the bigger priority is investing in health care, alternative energy sources, and programs designed to strengthen the middle class and attack poverty.
His ultimate goal may be to hold the deficit roughly where it is or slightly lower, rather than seeking a substantial reduction. "If we do energy, health care, serious middle-class poverty proposals, then I think we're talking about just trying to keep the deficit in check," he said.
Although he staged a scaled-down declaration of candidacy in New Orleans on Thursday, he drew large crowds at stops in Iowa and New Hampshire. Well over 1,000 people turned out Thursday night in Des Moines, and a crowd of that size or slightly larger showed up for his town hall meeting Friday in Portsmouth, where several hundred were turned away because there was no room.
Edwards rarely drew crowds that large in New Hampshire in 2004, except during the final few days of the primary campaign, and only after finishing a surprising second in Iowa. The reception he received on his announcement tour provided a reminder that Obama is not the only Democrat capable of attracting attention.
As he began his second campaign, Edwards did not mention his roots as the son of a mill worker, a staple of his message the first time around. Also gone was his campaign anthem from 2004, John Mellencamp's "Small Town." Even Edwards got sick of it.
Plenty of issues confront Edwards this time out. His people skills long have raised questions about whether there are heft and substance to complement his natural talents as a campaigner. His new emphasis on asking citizens to take action now, rather than waiting on government, leads one to ask exactly what he wants people to do to combat global warming, eradicate poverty and repair the damage along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Edwards said he no longer believes, as he once did, that presidential campaigns turn on issues and policy positions. Instead they are forums for demonstrating the capacity to inspire and lead. "I think presidential elections are a very different breed of cat," he said in June. "I think they're much more about character and leadership and integrity than they are about a particular issue."
Having been through an earlier campaign, Edwards now feels confident that he knows what to concentrate on. "I spent most of my time last time learning how to be a presidential candidate," he said this fall. "I didn't know how to do it. I woke up every day worrying about how to be a better candidate than I was yesterday. Now that's not what I think about. I wake up today thinking about what should the president be doing about these things. It's just totally different."
Edwards hopes that knowledge will help produce a different outcome this time around.
 
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Did Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Commit A Crime?

Watch The Clip Of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Calling For Castro's Assassination...


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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dems Ahead in 08 Race

Democrats Hold Edge in 2008

According to a new CNN poll, Democrats appear to hold an advantage at this point for 2008 presidential campaign, with 52% of respondents saying "they would either definitely vote for a Democrat or are leaning in that direction. Thirty-two percent said they were leaning toward the GOP or would definitely cast their ballots for a Republican candidate. Thirteen percent said they were not leaning toward either party."

Key matchups:
  • Clinton 47%, McCain 47%
  • Clinton 48%, Giuliani 46%
  • Clinton 57%, Romney 34%
  • McCain 47%, Obama 43%
  • Giuliani 49%, Obama 42%
  • Obama 51%, Romney 35%
  • Gore 47%, McCain 46%
  • Gore 46%, Giuliani 46%
  • Gore 53%, Romney 37%


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49 - 36 percent margin, do not want state government to get into the "reinsurance" business,

Little Support For State-Backed Property Insurance, Quinnipiac University Florida Poll Finds;

Florida voters, by a 49 - 36 percent margin, do not want state government to get into the "reinsurance" business, and by a 53 - 39 percent margin don't like the system that taxes equally valued homes differently based on how long the owner has lived there, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
In an open-ended question, where respondents can give any answer, 22 percent of Florida voters list property insurance as the most important problem in the state today, followed by 15 percent who list education.

Voters have high expectations that Governor-elect Charlie Crist will be as good as or better than outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush, whom they rate highly, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

But by a 55 - 38 percent margin, Florida voters oppose Crist's proposal to automatically restore the civil rights, including the right to vote, of felons once they complete their sentence, agreeing with the position of Attorney General-elect Bill McCollum. Currently, felons must petition to have their civil rights restored.

"Even though property insurance ranks as the biggest problem facing Florida in the poll," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, "voters are wary of the state taking on potential risk by selling insurance companies low- cost reinsurance policies as a way of reducing the costs to consumers."

Voters strongly favor, by a 63 - 28 percent margin, changing the law to allow the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to sell less risky and more profitable forms of non-hurricane insurance in order to help it absorb storm losses.

"Floridians also balk at the system created by a constitutional amendment that limits property tax increases to homeowners as long as they remain in their homes," said Brown. "This has the effect of forcing two neighbors with similarly valued homes to pay widely different property taxes."

Under the "Save Our Homes" amendment passed in 1992, property tax increases are limited to 3 percent annually for a homeowner's primary residence. This limit does not apply to non-owner occupied, or business, property. It has the practical effect of raising taxes for property that is not occupied by a homeowner.

Yet, by a 55 - 39 percent margin, voters say different types of property should be taxed at different rates and favor making businesses pay the highest rates.

"This seeming contradiction in public opinion highlights the complexity of dealing with the public unhappiness with rising property taxes which is primarily being driven by the big jump in housing appreciation," said Brown.

The poll found that those who had lived in their homes the longest were the most favorable to the current system.

Asked how they would rate Bush as governor, 21 percent say "great" and 36 percent say "good."

While they give Bush high marks, 21 percent of Florida voters, including 28 percent of independent voters, say they expect Crist will be a better governor, while 53 percent expect Crist to be about the same as Bush.

From December 12 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,066 Florida voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data --
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Case for a Revote

 
 

ACLU sees clear case for a revote in disputed District 13 election

 
Howard Simon is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida . Peter Tannen is chairman of ACLU's Sarasota-Manatee- DeSoto Chapter.
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Some voters have protested the 13th Congressional District election because they are unhappy with the (tentative) results; others have remained silent, perhaps pleased with the results. We hope more are concerned not with the results but the disfranchisement of thousands of voters that made this failed election an affront to democracy.

Elections in a democracy are not simply a matter of who wins or loses; winners must win legitimately.

That is why no one should walk away from this failed election hoping that the next one goes better, and why Jennings and Buchanan supporters (and supporters of "none of the above") should join the fight for a revote. Only a revote (with a paper trail) will ensure a legitimate election.

The lawsuit seeking a revote, filed on behalf of voters by the American Civil Liberties Union and other voting-rights organizations, addresses the disfranchisement of what could be as many as 18,000 voters, not the outcome. The suit would have been filed if the tentative results were different: These paperless electronic touch-screen voting machines were not ready for prime time.

If we are to have a democracy in reality, and not in name only, voting systems must be:

Easy to use and accurately count, tabulate and report votes;

Subject to independent testing, certification and verification of their operational soundness;

Designed to prevent negligent programming, operational errors or malicious tampering;

Immune from unintended undervotes;

Fully accessible to every eligible voter and not compromise the right to vote with anonymity;

Capable of meaningfully recounting votes to verify their accuracy.

The defective election occurred because voting equipment did not meet all of these standards.

A revote is necessary because the extraordinarily high number of undervotes casts reasonable doubt on whether the election results, as certified, express the will of the voters. It is simply not credible to maintain that all of the undervotes were attributable to voters "turned off" by the contentious congressional election, especially compared to the 2.5 percent undervote rate of those casting paper absentee ballots in the same race.

The Herald-Tribune has reported that ballot design was a significant factor, but it was not the only factor in accounting for 18,000 undervotes (approximately 15 percent of those casting ballots on the iVotronic touch-screen machines on Election Day). While the ballot was poorly designed by the Supervisor of Elections, no one knows the precise interplay between a poorly designed ballot, a voter's decision to abstain and machine malfunction.

In addition to the SOE, there are others to blame for the failed election. The Jeb Bush administration, including several secretaries of state, has dismissed the need for a meaningful recount, charging that critics like the ACLU are seeking to undermine voter confidence. And they are dragging their heels on certifying more reliable voting equipment.

They tell us to trust the machines and blame the voter.

But times they are a' changing. Paperless electronic touch-screen voting machines that do not meet minimal standards should soon be on the scrap heap of history.

In a startling development this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology recommended that, because touch-screen voting machines are not secure from tampering and lack independent audit capability, only optical-scan or touch-screen systems with a voter-verified paper audit trail should be used.

Proposed legislation to require paper trails and other safeguards will get serious consideration in the next Congress, and similar legislation may also get an airing in the Florida Legislature.

This is important for the future of our democracy, but for the failed congressional election: A revote is necessary to ensure a legitimate election and an untainted winner.

Whether it's badly designed voting machines miscounting votes or a badly designed ballot that misleads voters, up to 18,000 voters must not be deprived of the right to have their votes counted.


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CD: 13 - Jennings V.S.

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11/21/2006

COMPLAINT Receipt: 47176 Date: 11/21/2006

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SUMMONS ISSUED-SUE COBB SECRETARY OF STATE

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SUMMONS ISSUED-KATHY DENT SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

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SUMMONS ISSUED-GOVERNOR JEB BUSH

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SUMMONS ISSUED-THE SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD

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SUMMONS ISSUED-COUNTY COMMISSIONER PAUL MERCIER

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SUMMONS ISSUED VERN BUCHANAN

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SUMMONS ISSUED-FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION

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SUMMONS ISSUED-SARASOTA COUNTY JUDGE PHYLLIS GALEN

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11/21/2006

SUMMONS ISSUED-STATE SENATOR DAN WEBSTER

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11/22/2006

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE - AZIZA NAA-KAA BOTCHWAY FOR AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, INC.

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11/22/2006

PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE

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11/22/2006

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO ATTEND COURT

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11/27/2006

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE RICHARD T DONELAN (Attorney) on behalf of TOM GALLAGHER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (DEFENDANT)

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11/28/2006

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE FREDERICK J ELBRECHT (Attorney) on behalf of THE SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, SARASOTA COUNTY JUDGE PHYLLIS GALEN, SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONER PAUL MERCIER, KATHY DENT SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, THE SARASOTA CO0001

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11/28/2006

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE

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11/30/2006

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO ATTEND AUDIT

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PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE

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11/30/2006

PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF ITEMS WITHIN THE CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE STATE UNDER FLA. STAT. 101.5607 AND FLA. ADMIN. CODE RULE 1S-2.015(5)( F) (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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12/01/2006

DEFENDANTS SUE M. COBB AND DAWN K. ROBERTS' MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT AS TO THEM FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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12/01/2006

WAIVER AND ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973) GLENN THOMAS BURHANS JR (Attorney) on behalf of VERN BUCHANAN (DEFENDANT)

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12/01/2006

DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO FEDDER COMPLAINT (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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DEFENDANT SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO FEDDER COMPLAINT (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB'S MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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12/01/2006

ANSWER (ORIGINAL FILED IN 2006 CA 2973)

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12/01/2006

DEFENDANT TOM GALLAGHER'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO COMPLAINT TO CONTEST ELECTION

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12/06/2006

DEFENDANT ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, INC.'S MOTION REQUESTING FIFTEEN (15) DAYS TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION AND MOTION FOR ENTRY OF PROTECTIVE ORDER AND REQUEST FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING (ORIGINAL FILE0001

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB'S MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM & DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB AND DAWN K. ROBERTS' MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT AS TO THEM FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (ORIGINAL FILED IN 06 CA 2973)

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12/07/2006

DEFENDANT DENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS FEDDER'S COMPLAINT TO CONTEST ELECTIONS

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12/08/2006

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12/08/2006

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12/08/2006

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VOTER PLAINTIFFS' FIRST SET OF REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION AND INSPECTION TO ES&S

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12/13/2006

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VOTER PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL - DECEMBER 19, 2006 AT 1:00 P.M.

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12/13/2006

VOTER PLAINTIFFS' JOINDER TO JENNINGS' MOTION TO COMPEL, AND VOTER PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL, AND OPPOSITION TO ESS MOTION FOR ADDITIONAL TIME

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12/13/2006

VOTER PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF ANTI-SPOLIATION ORDER

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MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE- MATTHEW J ZIMMERMAN

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VOTER PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

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11/20/2006NOTICE OF APPEARANCE HAYDEN R DEMPSEY (Attorney) on behalf of VERN BUCHANAN (DEFENDANT); GLENN THOMAS BURHANS JR (Attorney) on behalf of VERN BUCHANAN (DEFENDANT)VIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006VERIFIED MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.510,JESSICA RING AMUNSONVIEW IMAGE
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11/20/2006COMPLAINT TO CONTEST ELECTION Receipt: 47142 Date: 11/20/2006VIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006VERIFIED MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.510, SAM HIRSCHVIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006SUMMONS ISSUED - KATHY DENT, SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSVIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006SUMMONS ISSUED - SUE M COBB, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDAVIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006NOTICE OF HEARING Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 11/21/2006 Time: 10:30 am Judge: GARY, WILLIAM L Location: CHAMBERSVIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006VERIFIED MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.510, DONALD B VERRILLI JRVIEW IMAGE
11/20/2006PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR INSPECTION OF TANGIBLE THINGSVIEW IMAGE
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11/27/2006SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED 11/21/06 ON KATHY DENT SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSVIEW IMAGE
11/27/2006NOTICE OF APPEARANCE RONALD LABASKY (Attorney) on behalf of KATHY DENT AS SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTI (DEFENDANT)VIEW IMAGE
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11/30/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF ITEMS WITHIN THE CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE STATE UNDER FLA. STAT. 101.5607 AND FLA. ADMIN. CODE RULE 1S-2.015(5)( F)VIEW IMAGE
11/30/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF A PROTECTIVE ORDERVIEW IMAGE
11/30/2006ORDER ON VERIFIED MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE OF JESSICA RING AMUNSONVIEW IMAGE
12/01/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/01/2006DEFENDANTS SUE M. COBB AND DAWN K. ROBERTS' MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT AS TO THEM FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIMVIEW IMAGE
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12/01/2006WAIVER AND ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE GLENN THOMAS BURHANS JR (Attorney) on behalf of VERN BUCHANAN (DEFENDANT)VIEW IMAGE
12/01/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO FEDDER COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
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12/01/2006DEFENDANT SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO FEDDER COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
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12/05/2006STATE DEFENDANTS' RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR INSPECTION OF TANGIBLE THINGSVIEW IMAGE
12/05/2006NOTICE OF HEARING - DECEMBER 15, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. BEFORE JUDGE GARY, IN CHAMBERS (MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF ITEMS WITHIN THE CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE STATE)VIEW IMAGE
12/05/2006DEFENDANT DENT'S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR INSPECTION OF TANGIBLE THINGSVIEW IMAGE
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12/06/2006NOTICE OF APPEARANCE HARRY O THOMAS (Attorney) on behalf of ELECTION SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE INC (DEFENDANT)VIEW IMAGE
12/06/2006DEFENDANT ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, INC.'S MOTION REQUESTING FIFTEEN (15) DAYS TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION AND MOTION FOR ENTRY OF PROTECTIVE ORDER AND REQUEST FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARINGVIEW IMAGE
12/06/2006NOTICE OF APPEARANCE MIGUEL A DE GRANDY (Attorney) on behalf of ELECTION SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE INC (DEFENDANT)VIEW IMAGE
12/07/2006NOTICE OF HEARING Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 12/08/2006 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: GARY, WILLIAM L Location: ROOM 365 IVIEW IMAGE
12/07/2006PLAINTIFF'S JOINT NOTICE SETTING A DECEMBER 15-2006 CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE REQUESTING PROMPT ENTRY OF SCHEDULING ORDER AND SEEKING PRIORITY STATUSVIEW IMAGE
12/07/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT ELECTIONS SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC'S MOTION FOR FIFTEEN DAYS RESPONSE TIME AND AN EVIDENTIARY HEARINGVIEW IMAGE
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12/07/2006DEFENDANT ELECTIONS SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE INC SUPPLEMENTAL ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION REQUESTING 15 DAYS TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION AND MOTION FOR ENTRY OF PROTECTIVE ORDER AND REQUEST FOR EVIDE0001VIEW IMAGE
12/07/2006NOTICE OF HEARING ON DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB'S MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM & DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB AND DAWN K. ROBERTS' MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT AS TO THEM FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 12/150001VIEW IMAGE
12/11/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT BUCHANA'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/11/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTIONS FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLIANT AND FEDDER COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/11/2006ANSWER TO JENNINGS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/11/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT BUCHANAN'S ANSWER TO THE FEDDER PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/12/2006DEFENDANT DENT'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT TO CONTEST ELECTIONVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006DEFENDANT DENT'S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF ITEMS WITHIN THE CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE SARASOTA COUNTY DEFENDANTSVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS COBB AND ROBERTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIMVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006DEFENDANTS SUE M. COBB AND DAWN K. ROBERTS' NOTICE OF WITHDRAWL OF THEIR MOTION TO DISMISSVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006DEFENDANT SUE M. COBB'S NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS COPMLAINTVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' RESPONSE TO STATE DEFENDANTS' FIRST REQUEST FOR PRODUCTIONVIEW IMAGE
12/13/2006PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' REPLY TO AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES OF SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARDVIEW IMAGE
12/14/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S RE-NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTIONS FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT AND FEDDER COMPLAINT - DECEMBER 19, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. BEFORE JUDGE GARYVIEW IMAGE
12/14/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTIONS FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO JENNINGS FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT AND FEDDER COMPLAINT (AS TO TIME ONLY) - DECEMBER 19, 2006 AT 1:00 P.M. BEFORE JUDGE GARYVIEW IMAGE
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12/14/2006DEFENDANT ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, INC.'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT TO CONTEST ELECTIONVIEW IMAGE
12/14/2006NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION FOR ENTRY OF ANTI-SPOLIATION ORDER Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 12/19/2006 Time: 1:00 pm Judge: GARY, WILLIAM L Location: CHAMBERSVIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006NOTICE OF SERVING STATE DEFENDANTS' FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES TO PLAINTIFF JENNINGSVIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT BUCHANAN'S FIRST INTERROGATORIES TO PLAINTIFFS ELLEN FEDDER, ET AL.VIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006DEFENDANT, SARASOTA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD'S NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITYVIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT BUCHANAN'S FIRST REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS TO THE PLAINTIFFS ELLEN FEDDER, ET AL.VIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT BUCHANAN'S FIRST REQUEST FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO PLAINTIFFS ELLEN FEDDER, ET AL.VIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006NOTICE OF SERVING STATE DEFENDANTS' FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES TO EACH FEDDER PLAINTIFFVIEW IMAGE
12/15/2006CONGRESSMAN- ELECT VERN BUCHANAN'S NOTICE OF SERVICE OF FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES TO PLAINTIFFS FEEDDER, ET ALVIEW IMAGE

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