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Daily Voiting news For December 13, 2007

Daily Voiting news For December 13, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Prior to the 2000 general election thousands of otherwise eligible voters were scrubbed from the rolls in Florida. In 2002 the Help America Vote Act was signed into law. One of the issues that law was to help with was to clear up the voter registration issues such as what happened in 2000. That law required centralization of voter registrations at the state level and not, as previously, at the county. Now, in Florida again, voters have had to go to court in order to get put back on the voter rolls. Little things like missing hyphens, common in Hispanic surnames or Haitian first names, are enough to have a person’s registration denied. ...

  • NAtional: Voter ID in HAVA and The Case for Preemption LINK
  • National: Republicans Urge Supreme Court to Allow Preemptive Strikes in Elections LINK
  • National: Voter fraud fraud LINK
  • National: Silent Media, Silent Scream 12 December 2007: Voice of the Voters: Silent Media, Silent Scream LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Figure in vote controversy gets L.A. job LINK
  • California: Solano County - `Wild Finish' in Contested Mayor's Race LINK
  • Florida: Court hears suit over voter roll glitches Typos, hyphenated names and other bureaucratic problems have prompted Florida to reject thousands of voter registrations. Now some of the victims are fighting back in court. LINK
  • Indiana: Vote fraud fight hailed LINK
  • Indiana: BMV still pursuing ID discrepancies LINK
  • Indiana: Republicans still silent as recount begins Whatever evidence Republicans might have was not divulged on the first day of count. LINK
  • New York: DOJ suit to take over NY elections: a critical moment in our struggle against electronic voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: It is wrong to assume LINK
  • Tennessee: Since 2000, more issues than answers arise in e-voting’s short history 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 Co-Director and Information Manager VotersUnite.Org http://www.votersunite.org

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