By John Gideon on 4/3/2007, 8:45pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In a March 30 news release reposted today on VoteTrustUSA, ProjectVote reports:

A federal agency tasked with serving as a clearinghouse for election research played politics today when it released but declined to endorse a study documenting the impact of voter identification requirements on voting. The study, conducted jointly by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University for the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), found that documentary ID requirements lower voter turnout, particularly for minority voters. Researchers examined voting in the 2004 election. Several states have adopted more stringent voter ID requirements since 2004.

Just why is the commission that is supposed to be a “clearinghouse” for information about elections only a “clearinghouse” for information that meets their narrow political viewpoint? Why is it that projects that show that voters are disenfranchised by Voter ID laws, or that voter fraud is nearly non-existent, get minimized by the EAC? Is it because the EAC is partisan? It clearly appears that is the case and its time the EAC do what’s best for the voters and not for one political view point.

That, and many more voting stories today, linked below...

  • NAtional: Federal Election Agency Plays Politics with Voter ID Study LINK
  • NAtional: US to consider evoting reform LINK
  • NAtional: Demo bill in House would overhaul e-voting law LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - San Diego faces registrar search again LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Clerk tweaks Salazar for backing election changes LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Touch-screen voting machines must go LINK
  • FL: Elections need paper trail, Nelson says
    The U.S. senator tells local officials he wants to end touch-screen voting. LINK
  • IA: Voters to get new election option LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - County hires company to design vote center system LINK
  • NJ: N.J. fined for improper use of federal grants on hip-hop voter events LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio elections chief takes over Cuyahoga board LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Brunner takes over elections board LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Board under Brunner's control LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of state suspends county election official LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Brunner fires again at Bennett LINK
  • OR: Opinion - Why we need HB 3270 to verify elections in Oregon LINK
  • TX: Technology Security Expert Concurs Electronic Voting “Unsafe For Voters” LINK
  • VA: Groups Push for Paper Backup in Va. Elections LINK
  • WA: King County - Panels to examine King County's election security LINK
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