By John Gideon on 5/24/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

For the first time in over four years of putting out “Daily Voting News” with only a one or two day break ‘DVN’ is going on a hiatus beginning after tomorrow’s edition and for a week. We will be back on Friday, June 1.

The Texas Voter ID bill has gone down in flames in and my new hero, State Senator Mario Gallegos has returned to be under his doctor’s care. Gallegos said, “"It's time to go home and do what the doctors tell me. It's something that had to be done. If I hadn't been here, they would have passed it."

Meanwhile US Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell has submitted an amendment to the immigration bill presently being heard in the Senate that would do the very thing that Senator Gallegos risked his health to stop.

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

  • NAtional: HR 811 would require a paper trail LINK
  • NAtional: Cramdown, Stripdown, Lockdown Democracy (A HAVA Primer) LINK
  • NAtional: League of Women Voters President Denounces Voter ID Amendment LINK
  • NAtional: Election Technology Council Announces David Beirne as New Executive Director LINK
  • FL: Election chiefs criticize new machines LINK
  • FL: Voting officials feeling pressure
    Their challenges include an early presidential election and replacing touch screen machines. LINK
  • FL: Voting change irks supervisors
    At a meeting of Florida's elections chiefs, many were critical of a new state law mandating a change from touch-screen voting machines to optical-scan machines. LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota to decide on optical scan LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Recommendation to Sarasota: Both voting systems have flaws LINK
  • GA: State Election Board fails to act on proposed federal voting law LINK
  • KY: Runoff requirement on ropes LINK
  • NJ: Voter-verifiable paper records to be tested: State judge monitors January deadline for ballot-box printers LINK
  • NY: Electronic vote is not that hard LINK
  • OH: Vinton County - Ohio elections official visits Vinton County LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Swoyersville man complains about election
    Council hopeful says woman worked as voting machine operator while running active write-in campaign. LINK
  • TN: Gatlinburg - King questioning validity of how 'Burg ballot was set up LINK
  • TX: Ailing senator helps quash voter ID bill LINK
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