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Daily Voting News For July 7, 2006

Daily Voting News For July 7, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Recently Catherine Crier of CourtTV did a segment of her "Crier Wire" on elections and democracy. It is a must see. / The state of Indiana has now announced that they are sending their old voting machines to Benin in order to help to nurture democracy in that country, according to SoS Todd Rokita. Benin has been hand counting their paper ballots. Why can't we just leave the rest of the world alone? Maybe they have it right and we are wrong. / The county of San Diego has decided that any recount will cost petitioners about $1 per ballot to count. That's over twice as much as any other county is presently charging for a recount. One can only assume that the county really, really doesn't want any recount of their ballots....

  • National: COURT TV's Catherine Crier on Electoral Crisis: 'A Full Frontal Attack on Democracy'! LINK
  • California: Select Committee On Election Integrity To Investigate June Primary Elections LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Voter Files For Manual Recount Of Congressional Special Election LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Manual Hand Count Requested in Busby/Bilbray Race! Registrar Quotes Fees for Count as High as $130,000! LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Resident calls for recount in 50th District runoff LINK
  • Georgia: Hey Charlie Norwood - Get with the Paper Program!! LINK
  • Indiana: Indiana voting machines bound for West African nation LINK
  • Louisiana: Lafayette Parish - New voting machines debut for July 15 election (Sequoia) LINK
  • New York: Orange County - State must make voting accessible for all citizens LINK
  • New York: Oswego County – New Machines Make Voting Easy (Populex) LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - E-Slate voting machines under scrutiny LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Electronic voting lawsuit may be decided soon. Judge may rule next week on motion to force paper backups. LINK

**"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**

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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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