By John Gideon on 2/15/2006, 7:59pm PT  

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

Today has been another busy day. There has been a lot of fallout from the court decision in Pennsylvania and that has caused a lot of counties to question what they can or cannot do as far as buying new machines. Some are just ignoring everything and they plan on continuing to sign contracts. There is also talk of an appeal to the courts ruling by the state. In Alaska the state is delaying releasing any election records to the state Democrat party. In New Mexico a paper ballot bill has passed the House and is near to going for a signature and to becoming state law. And Utah has turned their back on 'Early Voting'. And late breaking from Maryland is news that the Governor has joined Reps and Dems in the state legislature who are all asking for a voter verified paper ballot....

  • NAtional: Rewriting Our Rotten History of Elections LINK
  • NAtional: Andrew Gumbel - Excerpt: How to Steal an Election LINK
  • AK: Division of Elections Delays Release of Election Records LINK
  • AZ: New voter ID rules start with March elections LINK
  • AZ: State Senator Huppenthal Guts Election Reform Bill LINK
  • FL: Collier County - Canvassing board works behind scenes, assures all votes counted LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Florida county loses $564,000 federal elections grant LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Sancho blasted for lost grant LINK
  • MD: Opinion – Avi Rubin - Flawed election machines leave Maryland voters guessing LINK
  • MD: Ehrlich backs voting machine paper trail LINK
  • MN: Itasca County - County election equipment plan receives second round of approval LINK
  • MS: Monroe County - County approves 55 more voting machines LINK
  • NE: Jefferson County - Jefferson County leaves behind hand counting LINK
  • NM: Paper Ballot Bill Passes State House LINK
  • NM: House Approves Paper Ballot Requirement LINK
  • NM: House stays past midnight to pass paper ballot proposal LINK
  • NY: N.Y. may not meet voting deadline. State could lose millions in federal aid for new machines. LINK
  • NY: Otsego County - Voters won't use new machines in Sept., Otsego officials say LINK
  • OH: Elections staff learn to program machines LINK
  • PA: VotePA Urges governor Rendell To Veto Voter ID Bill LINK
  • PA: Opinion - A vote of confidence for optical-scan technology LINK
  • PA: Decision on voting appealed LINK
  • PA: Pennsylvania Citizens' Right To Choose Voting Machines Upheld In Court LINK
  • PA: Court ruling could disrupt modernization of Pa. voting systems LINK
  • PA: State officials to challenge ruling halting voting machine purchases LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Voting machine purchase on hold LINK
  • PA: Cambria and Somerset Counties - Officials defend voting systems LINK
  • PA: Clarion County - Clarion commissioners approve contract for new voting machines LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Court ruling may slow election machine purchases LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County – Editorial - Make paper trail voting standard LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Court ruling puts wrinkle in county voting plan LINK
  • PA: Westmoreland County - Questions remain in voting switch LINK
  • TX: Grimes County – Opinion - Please, don't fear the machine LINK
  • UT: Extended time to vote gets the boot LINK
  • UT: Franklin County - Franklin ushers in new voting machines (AutoMARK) LINK
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