Guest Blogged by Ellen Theisen of VotersUnite.org
While the goals of the U.S. and the Philippines seem to be the same regarding elections --- fair and fraud-free, their methods are diametrically opposed. The Philippines is desperate to get away from paper ballots and automate their elections, and the U.S., having been there done that, is heading in the opposite direction.
Happy Independence Day! We're taking the weekend off....
- National: New York Times, Rep. Holt, Still Misrepresenting Contents of Controversial Election Reform Bill
- IL: Judge to decide if uninitialed ballots count in RI race
- MI: Clerks say overseas military balloting needs fix
(A sensible solution in our opinion.)
- MN: Another “winner” in a tied election
- TX: Texas Legislature begins special session
(Voter ID bill will not be included.)
- Iran: Unfolded Ballot Slips in the Boxes
- Philippines: Enrile raises more election questions
(Quote from the article: But Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said, “Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to be the canvasser for president and vice president. But if the election is automated, what will we canvass?”)
- Philippines: Enrile warns poll officials
(Quote from the article: Election officials will end up in jail if they fail to either automate or prepare for the manual balloting next year, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile warned on Friday.)
- Philippines: 'Automation only way vs. poll fraud'
- Philippines: Catholic schools pray for miracle to save poll automation
- Philippines: Comelec readies charges against automation firm
"To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy." The Creekside Declaration. March 22, 2008
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