By John Gideon on 12/5/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

HAVA mandated that all punch-card voting systems be replaced? Not at all. In fact a close reading of the law will prove that there are protections for punch-card and hand counted paper ballots. 12 counties in Idaho are still using their punch-card voting system. Seldom do you see Idaho as a source for any articles on this page and never have you seen an article on this page about a problem with voting in Idaho.

Many of you know our friend Bernie Ellis of “Gathering To Save Our Democracy” His is a story much too long for this space but I wanted to pass on some good news about Bernie to all of his friends. Yesterday Bernie learned that his probation had been cut in half and that he is now a totally free man. One of his first actions today was to re-register to vote....

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