Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Daily Voting News For April 1, 2007

Daily Voting News For April 1, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The rise of electronic voting has created new ways to disenfranchise African-American voters—through high-tech ethnic profiling, inequitable allocation of equipment, and discrimination against non-computer-users and the elderly.

The solution? Prohibit the use of electronic voting systems, and replace them with voter-marked paper ballots, optical scanners, and stringent audits — a combination that provides the most secure safeguards available today and in the foreseeable future.

The opportunity to ban electronic voting is before Congress now. HR 811, the “Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007,” does not prohibit electronic voting but must be amended to do so, in order to protect the voting rights of African-Americans.

“Many national organizations are pushing electronic voting machines, in spite of evidence that the machines are disenfranchising African-Americans and other minorities. Everyone must take a closer look at this — and soon.” Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senator...

  • NAtional: Electronic Voting Machines: New, High-Tech Ways to Disenfranchise African-Americans LINK
  • National: HAVA and HR811 -- Voting Machines’ Impact on Minority Communities LINK
  • National: EAC Finally Releases Previously Withheld, 9 Month Old Report on 'Voter ID' Failures After Congressional Prodding LINK
  • National: Hinchey Statement on U.S. Election Assistance Commission's Release of Report on Voter Identification Issues LINK
  • California: Editorial: Election system review LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Expert: Electronic ballots in Riverside Co. vulnerable to hackers LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Hacker gives voters something to worry about Finnish scientist testifies how easy it is to hack system LINK
  • California: Riverside County committee hears vote for paper ballots LINK
  • Florida: House panel shoots down plans for vote paper trails LINK
  • Missouri: Voting bill too specific, county says Touch-screen machines’ future at risk. LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - In Ohio: GOP Party Kingpin (Guilty Yet Defiant) Battles On LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Cambria County - Officials receive expert’s report 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.**

*************

John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Member www.votetrustusa.org

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Veronika Meduna on The Dig: Kaitiakitanga - Seeing Nature As Your Elder

The intricate interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss, and how this disruption impacts Māori in particular. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On China And Hong Kong (And Boris)

In the circumstances, yesterday’s move by Lam to scrap – rather than merely suspend – the hated extradition law that first triggered the protests three months ago, seems like the least she can do. It may also be too little, too late. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Ensuring Boris Gets Blamed For Brexit

Everyone needs to step back and let Johnson have his ‘no deal’ Brexit, since that’s the only way of making sure that the current Tory leadership gets to wear the consequent turmoil. More>>

ALSO:

Dave Hansford on The Dig: Whose Biodiversity Is It Anyway?

The DOC-led draft Biodiversity Strategy seeks a “shared vision.” But there are more values and views around wildlife than there are species. How can we hope to agree on the shape of Aotearoa’s future biota? More>>

ALSO:

There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>

ALSO: