By John Gideon on 2/1/2006, 5:46pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

There may finally be some progress made in Maricopa County, AZ where the FBI has stepped in and subpoenaed to get control of the ballots from Nov. 2004. These ballots may show if there was massive election fraud or voting machine failure. A vvpat bill has been proposed for the GA Senate. Congressman Fitzpatrick (PA) has filed a new bill, HR-4666, that will allow states until Nov. 2006 to comply fully with HAVA without penalty. This bill has bi-partisan support. I also need to clarify a statement I made in the preamble to yesterday's DVN; I reported that Vote-PAD had gotten a favorable opinion from the DoJ. In fact, the DoJ did not give an opinion one way or another they just made it clear that they saw nothing to stop Wisconsin from using it....

  • NAtional: Fitzpatrick Acts to Protect State and Voter Rights. Announces Legislation to Delay HAVA Penalties to Counties LINK
  • AK: Opinion - Open up voting files LINK
  • AZ: Agency chief, 34, to run for secretary of state LINK
  • AZ: Initiative: Check voting machines LINK
  • AZ: Maricopa County - FBI seizes ballots in close '04 legislative race LINK
  • CA: El Dorado County - County backs all mail-in ballot LINK
  • GA: Senator proposes paper ballot voting bill LINK
  • MD: Paper trail for '06 voting impossible, panel told LINK
  • MO: Taney County - Touch screen voting comes to Taney County LINK
  • NC: More help available for voting machines LINK
  • NH: House passes new voter identification requirements (Note: The Gov may not support this bill) LINK
  • OH: Taft signs voter ID law LINK
  • OH: Ohioans will need ID on Election Day LINK
  • OH: Other Provisions Of The New Voting Bill LINK
  • PA: Opinion - New voting machines a crazy idea LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County remains undecided about new voting machines LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Board delays pick on voting machines LINK
  • PA: Butler County - Voting machine foe widens appeal LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - County voting gets high-tech (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - County vote device pick a surprise (iVotronic) LINK
  • PA: Schuylkill County - Schuylkill to buy touch-screen units (Diebold TSx) LINK
  • PA: Wyoming County - Commissioners rap state over HAVA LINK
  • TN: Unicoi County - Election Commission considers buying voting machines LINK
  • TX: Cherokee County - Secretary of state shows off new electronic voting machines LINK
  • TX: Grayson County - Grayson Commissioners approve early voting sites LINK
  • TX: Lamar County - New voting equipment homeless for now LINK
  • WI: Vote-PAD Approved for Use by State of Wisconsin after Conferring with U.S. Dept. of Justice! LINK
  • WV: Morgan County - Hearing set for touch-screen voting in Morgan Co. (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
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