By John Gideon on 4/11/2007, 4:28pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The Election Assistance Commission has again taken deserved flack for hiding commissioned reports that do not meet the political aims of some. Instead the commission has released versions of the reports that more closely represent those aims. The New York Times reports:

A federal panel responsible for conducting election research played down the findings of experts who concluded last year that there was little voter fraud around the nation, according to a review of the original report obtained by The New York Times. Instead, the panel, the Election Assistance Commission, issued a report that said the pervasiveness of fraud was open to debate.

Meanwhile Congressman Hinchey (D-NY) has said:

The EAC has an obligation to be forthright with the American people and operate transparently and in a non-partisan manner. The draft report was commissioned with taxpayer dollars upon a mandate from Congress so that we could learn more about voter fraud and intimidation.

Those stories, and many many more today, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Panel Said to Alter Finding on Voter Fraud LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Altered Final Report On ‘Voter Fraud’ For Political Purposes LINK
  • NAtional: "American Blackout" - a documentary by Ian Inaba LINK
  • NAtional: Federal election panel hyped up voter fraud findings LINK
  • NAtional: EAC 'Voter Fraud' Report Boondoggle: NY Democrats Excoriate, Election Law Blogger Speaks Out, EAC Issues Statement Blaming Everyone But Themselves LINK
  • CA: Monterey County - County hires registrar of voters
    S.F. deputy director to fill Anchundo's post LINK
  • CA: Nevada County - County clerk Smith resigns LINK
  • CO: Douglas County Panel Recommends Election Solutions LINK
  • CO: Douglas County - Voting panel cites deficit of machines
    Overload caused Douglas County woes, clerk says LINK
  • CO: Douglas County - Douglas weighs vote fix LINK
  • CT: Stamford - Task force tests voting machines to be used in next election LINK
  • FL: Election-reform plan revealed
    But secretary of state asks Senate: Where's the money coming from? LINK
  • FL: Charlotte County - Horton in Tallahassee to discuss paper ballots LINK
  • GA: Bibb County - Study Finds Paper-Trail Problems LINK
  • MD: Approval of paper-trail voting a sop to voters LINK
  • MS: Harrison Co. Circuit Clerk Says State Knew About Voting Problems LINK
  • NV: Douglas County strikes deal with Minden for early voting LINK
  • NY: Voter reform forum tomorrow in NYC LINK
  • NY: Expert lists paper ballot benefits LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Election woes lead to board upheaval in Cuyahoga LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Bennett steps down LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Bucks NAACP resists effort to move polls LINK
  • WI: Spooner - At the polls: Keeping it positive
    Behind the scenes at elections and how voters can be ready LINK
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