In Case You Missed 'Em.... Important Developments From the Past Seven Days...
By Desi Doyen on 3/25/2007, 3:13pm PT  

Guest blogged by DES

It was anything but a quiet week at The BRAD BLOG last week... Revelations continued to hemorrhage out of the Department of Justice regarding the, er, inconsistencies in statements from DoJ officials, as contradicted by their own emails in the firing of eight (or more?) U.S. Attorneys, revealing the apparent transformation of Justice into a political blugeoning arm of the Bush Administration. Brad called out People for the American Way for their troubling advocacy in favor of disenfranchising DRE touch-screen voting systems. And a new breed of honest and responsible (and female) Secretaries of State proved that voters' faith was not misplaced last November, when they voted for these reformers to restore accountability to their state governments.

The Accountability and Oversight Juggernaut continues --- woe betide those who would get in the way of these strong, honest women! Not to mention Barbara Boxer!

MONDAY, MARCH 19th...

OHIO SOS DEMANDS IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION OF ALL CUYAHOGA COUNTY ELECTION BOARD MEMBERS
Robert Bennett, Ohio's GOP Chair and President of the Board of Elections in Ohio's Most Democratic County, Vows to Stay On
Growing Battle Underscores a Host of Other Myths, Disinfo Campaigns Concerning Buckeye State Election Administration...

A Challenge to Opponents of a Ban on Electronic Ballots
Seeking Just One Democracy-Serving Reason to Keep DREs Allowable Under the Holt Bill
Any takers?....
Guest Blogged by Ellen Theisen of VotersUnite.Org

U.S. Attorney Purge: DoJ Releases 3,000 Pages in Late-Night Document Dump
Conyers Statement: House Judiciary Prepared to Use Subpoena Power if Necessary...

Steve Rosenfeld Critical of Our Call for a DRE-Ban in Article Published Today at AlterNet
Says 'Voting Machine Purists Should Not Let The Perfect be the Enemy of the Good'
We Disagree With Both the Premise and the Conclusion...

TUESDAY, MARCH 20th...

SENATE JUDICIARY HEARINGS: Half a Trillion Spent in Iraq With No Controls, Leahy Introduces Oversight Bill
The Vermont Senator Says We Are Otherwise On Track to Send a Full Trillion with No Oversight Adequate to Control Waste, Fraud and Abuse...
Guest Blogged by BRAD BLOG D.C. correspondent Margie Burns

DoJ Emails: Cunningham Complained About Lam in Letter to DoJ Just Prior to His Guilty Plea
Corrupt Congressman Joined Concerted GOP Effort to Criticize Prosecutor Who Would Soon Put Him Behind Bars...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st...

Brad Friedman (BRAD BLOG) v. Ralph Neas (PFAW) on Amending the Holt Election Reform Bill to Ban DRE Touch-Screen Voting Systems
As Heard on 'Ring of Fire' with RFK Jr. & Mike Papantonio: I Support Banning DREs, Neas Opposes Such a Ban, and Speaks in Support of DREs
Papantonio: 'Brad, my bet is on you on this one' ---
Audio & Transcripts Now Posted

VIDEO - Boxer Spanks Inhofe, Reminds Him Who Is In Charge During Gore's Senate Testimony Today
'You're Not Making the Rules Anymore...Elections Have Consequences,' Says Boxer

NEW CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO ELECTION IMPROPRIETIES IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH
Election Results of Early Voting Found Printed Prior to Election Day
NATIONWIDE EFFORT? - Identical Situation Recently Discovered in Pima County, AZ...

Diebold Fails Again: Nearly 50% of DRE Touch-Screen Systems Fail Accuracy Test in Montgomery County, OH!
56 of 125 Machines Tested, after Voter Complaints, Incorrectly Registered Votes!

Waxman Letter Challenges Bush Claim of 'Unprecedented' Access to White House Officials, Information
Lists Many Clinton AND Bush Administration Officials Who Have Been Allowed to Testify Under Oath Before Congress
Cites Previous White House Disclosure of Information, Communications...

THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd...

CA50: Appellate Court Dismisses Busby/Bilbray Election Contest as Now 'Moot'
Voters, State Law, Rendered Meaningless, Plaintiffs Likely to Appeal Decision to CA Supreme Court...

FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd...

OH SOS Brunner Slams Remaining Cuyahoga County, OH Election Board Members
They Were Warned To Resign or Come What May...And So It Shall Be...

CA SoS Debra Bowen Releases 'Top to Bottom Review' Criteria for E-Voting Machine Certification in California
It's a Bad Day in Cali for Diebold and ES&S and Sequoia and Hart Intercivic...But a Great Day for the Voters!

ES&S MELTDOWN '07: Trainwreck Begins Anew as Voting Machine Company Fails in Wisconsin
Clark and Taylor Counties Short-Changed as Nation's Top Voting Machine Vendor is Yet To Deliver Materials for Election Just 12 Days Away...

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th...

One of America's Worst Elections Administrators Gets a Promotion! Congratulations Mikel Haas!
San Diego County Chief Promotes Hard Rightwing Haas to Top Executive Position in County!

BREAKING FL-13: NEW UNDISCLOSED LETTER OF AGREEMENT FROM ES&S TO STATE UNEARTHED!
Terms of 'Independent' State Run Audit, Source Code Review Dictated by Voting Machine Company to Florida State Election Director Prior to Tests of Failed Touch-Screen Voting Systems from Contested Jennings/Buchanan Election!