Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Today is another busy day with news. The “Supremes” are about to hear the Voter-ID case and The New Yorker actually printed an article on the lack of voter fraud
There is also a new report put out by Common Cause that addresses Vote-By-Mail.
Also be sure to read the “The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex Chokes Our Democracy” from Cleveland Free Press. It gives a lot of background about how we got where we are now and who is behind it.
And I have to mention that there is an editorial for a state that I think I may have mentioned only once or twice before in the four-year history of “Daily Voting News”; Oklahoma and any previous mention was not due to problems with their machines. You see, in 1992 Oklahoma bought ES&S Optech III-P Eagle optical-scan machines then immediately kicked ES&S out of the state. Since then Oklahoma has done all ballot printing, software updates, ballot definitions, and maintenance themselves. They don’t have problems.
All of those stories, and many many more today, linked below...
- NAtional: Voter ID case could affect election laws
- NAtional: Voter ID Laws Are Set to Face a Crucial Test
- NAtional: Columnist - Fraud Alert
- NAtional: Opinion - A Paper Trail for Voting Machines
- NAtional: Response to NY Times Magazine cover story:"Can you count on voting machines?"
- NAtional: Getting it Straight for 2008:
What We Know About Vote by Mail Elections, and How to Conduct Them Well
- NAtional: The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex chokes our democracy
- NAtional: Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections
- NAtional: The Establishment’s Voting Machines
- NAtional: Voter I.D. requirements reduce political participation, study finds
- NAtional: Vote Hope 2008 :3: Mark Ritchie
- CA: Solano County - Cloutier to contest manual recount of Vallejo mayor's race
- CO: 54 Colorado Counties Not Prepared For Election
- CO: Ouray County - State Decertifies Electronic Voting Machines
- GA: Cobb County - Kennesaw's election do-over
- IA: The Iowa Un-Caucus
- IN: Voter ID law going before high court
State says it prevents fraud; critics call law an unnecessary burden
- KY: Legislators likely to debate election changes
- MN: One citizen, one vote, one form of ID?
- ND: Supreme Court voter ID case unlikely to affect N.D. rules
- NH: "First in the nation" (with corporate controlled secret vote counting)
- NJ: New Jersey lawmakers consider ballot safeguards
- NJ: Giblin Bill Moving Division of Elections to Department of State Signed Into Law
- NJ: NJ Secretary of State taking over elections from AG
- OH: Editorial - Ohio election 'quick fix' is dicey
- OH: Opinion - Wrong message
In the name of fixing things, Ohio’s secretary of state is undermining voter confidence
- OH: Opinion - Ohio's system works well for voters
- OH: Van Wert County - Election ballot will be change of pace
- OK: Editorial - Iron eagle: State voting system keeps on performing
- PA: Opinion - Electronic voting
- TN: Commission guards voters IDs
Election official believes personal information safe
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