By John Gideon on 4/23/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In an article on the EAC, Congressional Quarterly had this to say:

After the turmoil over the 2000 presidential election, Congress created a bipartisan commission that was supposed to do nice, non-controversial things: hand out some federal grants, do some studies, certify voting machines, promote voting practices that seem to work well.

Instead, the Election Assistance Commission is now surrounded by controversy and tough questions. And the same lawmakers who could barely be bothered to pay attention to its creation four years ago are putting it under the microscope now.

And the National Journal reports:

In the wake of reports that the agency scuttled and even distorted two major research studies, several members of both the House and Senate have called the agency on the carpet. Senate Rules and Administration chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has scheduled an oversight hearing on the EAC for June 13.

Links to those stories, and more, all below...

  • NAtional: Editorial - Editorial: DOJ strategy: Limit voting in swing states
    Political appointees allegedly skewed rulings to influence outcome of elections LINK
  • NAtional: Election Board Facing Votes of No Confidence LINK
  • NAtional: Election Assistance Commission Under Fire LINK
  • CA: San Mateo County - Earlier election means $1.5M county cost LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Election fix on the cheap LINK
  • FL: "I choose not to vote" may become ballot option in Florida LINK
  • IA: Iowa Ready To Take The First Step Toward Verified Voting LINK
  • OH: The GOP's cyber election hit squad LINK
  • OH: Wayne County - Fewer precincts open in May LINK
  • France: Voting machines a 'catastrophe'--French parties LINK
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