By John Gideon on 9/14/2006, 4:23pm PT  

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

Just as important as the voting machine issue is the issue of voter suppression. Why is it alright for legal voters to not be given a chance to use their right to vote? Why is it alright for states to overly restrict voter registration drives? Why is it alright to use ballots that are confusing and lack complete instructions? Today a US House committee met, after very little notice, to mark-up a bill that would keep hundreds of thousands of elderly, minorities and poor voters from being able to vote in Nov. This bill, HR-4484, would require every voter in the US to re-register to vote and to prove they are citizens and all before this November. This bill was replaced with another bill that will give us all another year but the substitute bill is even more restrictive in nature. Why is this alright? / On Wednesday EFF filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to reject a request to dismiss an EFF lawsuit against the Ohio secretary of state and governor. The suit alleges the defendants abdicated their responsibilities to ensure Ohio residents had a right to vote. / Montgomery Co. Maryland is hiring the Election Center to investigate their failures. Sigh!!...

  • NAtional: Voting rights center says voters may be prevented from casting ballots LINK
  • NAtional: 2006 Voter Suppression Strategy Predictions LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting machines again under fire LINK
  • NAtional: Electronic voting's moment of truth LINK
  • NAtional: Voting glitches continue to worry election officials LINK
  • NAtional: Election glitches 'could get ugly' LINK
  • NAtional: Holt: Princeton Computer Scientists Show How To Steal Votes In Under A Minute Without Being Caught LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold Election Systems Response to the Princeton University AccuVote-TS Analysis LINK
  • NAtional: To err is human; to really screw things up, use Diebold LINK
  • NAtional: How To Steal The Next Election Using The Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine, Or Others Like It LINK
  • NAtional: National: House Quietly Schedules Mark-Up Of Sweeping Voter ID Bill LINK
  • NAtional: House Leader to Meet With Vote Machine Reformers LINK
  • CT: A Test For High-Tech Voting. 25 Communities To Use Scanners In November LINK
  • CT: Newtown Will Get New Voting Equipment LINK
  • CT: East Lyme, Old Lyme, Montville Voters Will Help Test New Scanners LINK
  • CT: Changes In The Voting Booth LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota Florida Court Finds For Voters, Amendment Calling for Paper Ballots to go Before Voters LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Judge orders ballot question LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voters get final say on voting system LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voters To Choose Voting Technology LINK
  • GA: Election board plans electronic voting debate LINK
  • IN: Monroe County - Voting machines questioned. Group raises concerns over reliability of system LINK
  • MD: CNN's Lou Dobbs: Human Error? The Error of Maryland Buying Diebold Machines LINK
  • MD: Editorial - Election problems centered on people, not new machines LINK
  • MD: Editorial - Balloting Breakdown LINK
  • MD: Election woes elicit calls for firings LINK
  • MD: Anne Arundel County - 6,000 ballots left unattended LINK
  • MD: Howard County - Voters encounter few glitches at polls LINK
  • MD: Montgomery County - Montgomery plans review of voting mishaps LINK
  • MD: Montgomery County - A Look at What Went Wrong in Montgomery LINK
  • MD: Montgomery County - Official Won't Resign After Election Snafu LINK
  • MD: Montgomery County - Elections board inquiry sought LINK
  • MD: Wicomico County - Poll problems could be human error LINK
  • MO: State recount verifies original primary results LINK
  • NH: Machines savetime, but software could save more LINK
  • NJ: Trenton - ‘Sabotage’ claim made in mayoral election trial LINK
  • NY: Voting Devices for Disabled Draw Praise From All Sides LINK
  • NY: Nassau County - Voting made easier for physically challenged (Avante) LINK
  • NY: Otsego County - Otsego reps showing red, blue over choice of voting machine LINK
  • OH: The Critical Ohio E-Voting Case LINK
  • RI: Voters Report Problems With Special Machines For Blind. Board Of Elections Promises Better Training For Poll Workers LINK
  • WI: Voter registration details may be shielded LINK
  • WI: Milwaukee - City ballots don't add up. Totals are much larger than tallies for candidates; state wants explanation LINK
  • WI: Milwaukee - Officials to recount Milwaukee ballots LINK
  • WI: Waukesha County - County voting bedeviled. Inoperable machines, incompatible computers hamper ballot counts LINK
  • WI: Winnebago County – Editorial - Touch screens' trial tenuous at best in Winnebago County LINK
  • WI: Winnebago County - Technology issues slow Winnebago election results LINK
  • WI: Winnebago County - Voting results slow-down one time occurrence LINK
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