Wikinews Shorts: December 17, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, December 17, 2007.
Clinton, Obama and McCain get major endorsements 
The Des Moines Register, an Iowa newspaper, gave Hillary Clinton a key endorsement Sunday; and on the Republican side, John McCain was endorsed. Another paper, the Boston Globe, also went with McCain, and Obama on the Democratic side.
- "Des Moines Register and Boston Globe Split on Top Democrat, But Agree on Republican" — , December 17, 2007
- "McCain endorsed by Boston, Iowa newspapers" — , December 16, 2007
Electronic voting in faces security issues 
A just-published, two-month study conducted in Ohio on behest of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, sharply criticized many of the state's voting machines. The report said that "the computer-based voting systems in use in Ohio do not meet computer industry security standards."
- "Ohio e-voting system security bashed in new state report" — , December 17,2007
- Hanna Siegel. "Wanna Change Votes in Ohio? Use a PDA and a Magnet" — , December 17, 2007