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Daily Voting News For September 1-2, 2006

Daily Voting News For September 1, 2006


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

According to the AP, "Activists filed a civil-rights lawsuit Thursday claiming Secretary of State Ken Blackwell deprived people of their voting rights during the 2004 presidential election and seeking to have him removed from overseeing the general election in November."/ Florida's primary is next Tuesday. The following Tuesday is Arizona, Delaware, DC, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. / Georgia's repressive voter ID requirements are back in effect....

  • National: Dick Thornburgh and Richard Celeste: We'd better have a backup plan for electronic voting LINK
  • Arkansas: Arkansas Latest To Discover That HAVA IS The Gift That Keeps On Giving - To The Voting Industry LINK
  • Arkansas: Lagrone berates Daniels over costlier elections LINK
  • Arizona: Clock running down on new election law LINK
  • California: California First To Pass Legislation To Establish National Popular Vote For President LINK
  • California: Alameda County - County Voters Demand Security Testing of Sequoia Electronic Voting Equipment LINK
  • Connecticut: Bysiewicz Can't Seem To Say 'Diebold' LINK
  • Florida: Duval County - Elections Officials Prepared For Primaries LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voters taking advantage of early voting LINK
  • Georgia: State's voter ID requirements back in force LINK
  • Massachusetts: John Bonifaz - Candidate pushes for voting overhaul LINK
  • Minnesota: New voting rigs hit snags (AutoMark) LINK
  • Nevada: No word from the Supreme Court on ballot questions LINK
  • Ohio: Election board bracing for voter ID requirement LINK
  • Ohio: Activists Want Ohio Election Chief Out LINK
  • Ohio: Lawsuit questions Ohio voting rights. New case does not challenge ’04 outcome LINK
  • South Carolina: Chester - City looks at county voting machines LINK
  • South Dakota: Secretary of state seeks final decision on ballot wording LINK
  • Wisconsin: Iron County - Paper or plastic? Iron County voters get to choose between paper ballots, electronic voting machines (Sequoia and Vote-PAD) LINK

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Daily Voting News For September 22, 2006


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

Humboldt Co California is being forced to purchase $804,000 worth of Hart Intercivic for their accessible voting rather than use the $65,000 worth of Vote-PAD. The SoS certainly did this county a big favor when they unfairly rejected Vote-PAD. That gift from the SoS to the county is also a gift that keeps on giving as the county will have to pay the hidden costs annually while Vote-PAD was a one-time only fee. / The Tennessee GOP rejected a primary candidates request for a recount. Apparently the parties run their primary in the state. / A federal judge has ruled the Ohio registration laws as being unconstitutional. / ...

  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs:Ohio Lawsuit and HR-550 Information LINK
  • National: On the Importance Of Paper Ballots LINK
  • National: Rep. Maloney Questions Defence Department Plan For Internet Voting Website LINK
  • National: Red, White & Screwed LINK
  • Alabama: Felon voting order on hold LINK
  • Arizona: Yavapai County - Read this before you vote LINK
  • California: Humboldt County - Supes approve voting machines LINK
  • California: San Joaquin County - S.J. voting machines hit payday LINK
  • Florida: Good Thing Grades Were On Paper; Your Vote Won't Be LINK
  • Georgia: Fight over photo ID resumes. Election board decision sends issue back to court LINK
  • Illinois: Voter IDs: Pros and Cons LINK
  • Maryland: Voting will have a few tweaks LINK
  • Nevada: Angle loses appeal for new election LINK
  • New York: Columbia County - High-tech overcomes handicaps (AutoMark) LINK
  • New York: Otsego County - Otsego buys $8,000 machine for disabled voters (Avante Vote Trakker) LINK
  • Ohio: Saving the ballot evidence from Ohio 2004 LINK
  • Ohio: Federal Judge Rules That State Registration Restrictions Are Unconstitutional LINK
  • Ohio: Lawsuit filed over '04 ballots. Law allows records to be destroyed LINK
  • Ohio: Mahoning County - Dispute is holding up payments for machines LINK
  • Tennessee: GOP Primary Board rejects Venable's recount request 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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