Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
I’m 61 years old. I’ve been doing this work full-time for nearly the last five years. I long for the days, before I learned so much, when I was ignorant about dirty tricks, phony voter fraud accusations, voter list purges, voter suppression, poorly designed and inaccurate voting machines, absentee paper ballots that have the voters' political parties on the mail-in envelopes (Yes, Broward Co, Florida, does that and strips privacy away from the voters and state law allows them to do it), long lines at the polls, and every other attempt to keep voters from voting and votes from being counted accurately, if at all.
It was kinda nice not knowing about all of those issues. Oh, maybe someone would bring up the old story about ballot boxes floating in the bay. What bay was that? San Francisco? Lake Michigan off of Chicago? The Hudson River? The location seems to have changed with the person telling the story.
It was nice thinking our democracy actually worked the way our founding fathers envisioned it would. It was nice thinking that, no matter for whom I voted, the majority voice was heard. Now, it just feels dirty and somewhat depressing.
I know way too much. It was nice being ignorant...
- National: US Election: Malfunctioning voting machines
- National: Update from Black Box Voting: Trouble with straight party voting and how you can help on Election Day
- National: Investors agree to sell Hart InterCivic to management team
- National: ACLU: Justice Department Should Enforce Voting Law
- National: College students face barriers to voting
Registration problems, ID requirements, long lines at polls cited as discouraging factors.
- National: Clearing Up The Issue Of Provisional Ballots
- National: Voter Purges Could Cause Florida-like Presidential Recounts
- National: Election 08: The Difficulty Stealing It This Time
- National: Professor examines voting misconceptions
- National: Our Hackable Democracy
- National: Report: Voter Purging Process Is Shrouded in Secrecy, Prone to Error and Vulnerable to Manipulation
- National: Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression
- National: Questions and Challenges Surround Voter Registration Process
- National: Briefing: Bracing for another Election Day mess
- National: Opinion - Who’s the Fraud?
- National: Voter Registrations Spark Testy Exchange
- AZ: Pima County - Pima officials: More than 350 residents tried to vote twice in primary
- CA: Los Angeles County - Surge in voter registration highlights electoral fraud
- CA: San Joaquin, Sacramento counties expect record voter turnout
- CO: State disputes voter purge
- CO: Colorado to Review How It Purges Voters’ Names
- CO: Coffman disputes voter-purge report
- CO: No vote for you: Coffman responds to NYT voter purge story
- CO: Clerks to voters: Bring a sack lunch to the polls
- CO: El Paso County - State Senator Accuses Clerk of Suppressing Votes
- CO: Moffat County - Test election extended to today
Public participants not worried about errors
- FL: Few reliable voting machines in Florida
- FL: Lee County - Florida unprepared for Election Day?
- FL: Palm Beach County - Wennet won't challenge voting machines
- FL: Palm Beach County - Training intensifies for 8,000 poll workers
- GA: Lawsuit: Georgia Illegally Purges Votes
Complaint Claims Voters Being Dropped From Registration Rolls Because Of Challenges To Citizenship
- GA: Fulton County judge denies voter ID challenge
- HI: Maui County - Rise of the machines
As election technology blazes ahead, will voters get left behind?
- IL: With Misleading Report On ACORN, CNN Misses The Real Story In Lake Co.
- IN: Opinion - Home foreclosures shouldn’t keep registered voters from polls
WE SAY Blocking those caught by economic distress would be a blatant act of voter suppression against the poor
- IN: As voter registration rises, so do fears of fraud
Claims include potential for ineligible voters, disenfranchisement
- MO: Are we ready for Nov. 4?
- MT: GOP voter challenges got our attention
- MT: Montana Democrats to drop voter challenge lawsuit
- NC: Times story on voter databases called 'very misleading'
- NC: State defends database use for IDs
- NC: N.C. to change the way it vets its new voters
- NH: Dual check-in system draws complaint
- NY: Making Our Votes Really Count
- NY: Barack 'Osama' on Rensselaer County ballots
- OH: The Right Stuff: Brunner enables, rather than investigates fraud
- OH: Mahoning County - County forestalls ballot tampering
- SC: Beaufort County - Voter office performance must be better for Nov. 4
- TX: The hurricane vote
For storm-dispersed residents of the Texas coast, voting early makes good sense.
- TX: Waller County - Texas County Agrees to Stop Vote Suppression Efforts Against Black University Students
- VA: Is Va. ready for heavy turnout?
Rights group says state is ill-prepared to handle voters
- VA: Arlington County, Va. Ramps up for Election Day
- WI: GOP asks judge to make some show ID at polls
- Washington DC: E-Voting Machine Produces Out-Of-Whack Result. D'oh!!!
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