By John Gideon on 10/6/2006, 5:12pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

For the amount of problems the EAC has faced in its short history one would think that it would be important that the President would fill openings on the commission with people who have experience and who meet the requirements mandated by the Help America Vote Act. In fact the President ignored the HAVA requirements and nominated Caroline Hunter to take the seat being emptied by time-limited Paul DeGregorio. Ms Hunter's only elections experience was as one of the Bush-Cheney attorneys challenging voters in Ohio in 2004 and she is presently serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. Newsday correctly asks the Senate to 'question Hunter closely on her background and make an enlightened decision on whether her experience meets the statute's requirements'. / The regressive voter ID law in Missouri is being challenged in state supreme court while the Arizona law was blocked in Federal Appeals court. / Newton Co Arkansas has asked the state to allow them to use paper ballots at the polls. They are not confident in the ES&S DREs that have failed them in the past two elections....

  • NAtional: Editorial - Elections-panel pick. Senate must ensure nominee is able LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Voter ID laws target the vulnerable LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Midterm vote may be hard to trust LINK
  • NAtional: How Many Bad Elections? LINK
  • NAtional: Standards to stimulate e-voting? LINK
  • NAtional: Stumbling toward November LINK
  • NAtional: Poll Worker Recruitment Drive Attracts Volunteers With a Reform Agenda LINK
  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'Flawed elections? We're talking about a disaster here.' LINK
  • NAtional: Critiquing voting machines with Congress LINK
  • AR: Newton County - Paper Ballots For General Election LINK
  • AZ: Appeals Court Says No to Prop 200's Burdensome Voter ID Requirements LINK
  • AZ: Appellate court blocks enforcement of Arizona voter ID law LINK
  • AZ: Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Voter ID Law LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - Suit questions security of county voting system LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - County Plans Conference on Instant Runoff Voting LINK
  • CO: Voting machines could be costly for Larimer, Weld LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Play straight on election rules LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Did your vote count? LINK
  • IN: Editorial - No time to vote? No more! LINK
  • MD: E-poll books to get 2nd try. But governor is not reassured that glitch is fixed LINK
  • MD: Opinion - Voting machinery LINK
  • MD: Ehrlich Disagrees With Decision on Electronic Poll Books LINK
  • MD: Don't touch the Diebold touchscreen machines LINK
  • MO: Mo. Supreme Court hears voter ID arguments LINK
  • MO: Election officials proceeding despite uncertainty LINK
  • NJ: Columnist - Stealing our votes the high-tech way LINK
  • NY: Suffolk County – Press Release - Suffolk County Officials Announce Intent to File Suit Against State over Voting Machine Mandate LINK
  • NY: Suffolk County - Suffolk Sues State Over Voting Machine Guidelines LINK
  • NY: Suffolk County - Levy fights on vs. new vote machines LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Voting troubles raise stakes in Cuyahoga County LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - A look at recommended fixes for election problems LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Candidates' party wrong on ballots LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Voting machines more plentiful. County has 1,653 more than in ’04, as well as a plan to distribute them LINK
  • PA: Tepid about touchscreens. Doubts over new technology. Poll says Pa. voters say they don't have confidence in machines --- yet. LINK
  • PA: Montgomery County - Montco voting machines a success in test. County to move ahead with upgrades before official certification. LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Demo election suit dismissed LINK
  • TN: Williamson County - Voter registrations faked in GOP drive. About 150 forms questioned in Metro, Williamson County LINK
  • TN: Williamson County - REPORT: National GOP May be Tied to Voter Registration Fraud Cases in Tennessee LINK
  • TX: Harris County - Bilingual poll workers needed LINK
  • TX: Tarrant County - Parties want voting paper trail LINK
  • WI: State voting machines under scrutiny LINK
  • WI: Winnebago County – Editorial - Final tally: County fails to deliver on high-tech election equipment LINK
  • WV: West Virginia preparing for technologically advanced general election LINK
  • GUam: Opinion - Lawmakers must update election law; GEC must avoid repeating mistakes LINK
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