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Daily Voting News For March 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For March 30, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Last weekend a diverse group of members of the Election Integrity community met in Palo Alto, CA. One of the group’s jobs was to write a mission statement. This statement became known to them as the “Creekside Declaration” and was recently memorialized by Chicago Tribune Columnist Robert Koehler, a participant in the meeting, in his column. The “Creekside Declaration” gives the mission of that small group, and I would argue all of us who work on elections integrity issues, as; “Mission: To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy.”

Back from New Orleans so today I will catch up on a few of the big stories that took place while I was gone and catch up with the latest.

Did you think that no one uses punch cards any longer? You were wrong. One of the last, Ada Co Idaho has decided to change over to optical-scan because their punch-card machines and tabulators are just getting too old....

  • NAtional: Keep the Republic LINK
  • National: The Creekside Declaration... LINK
  • National: Justice Dept. Staff Cleared in Election Report Inquiry LINK
  • National: Whistleblower: Voting Machine Company Lied to Election Officials About Reliability of Machines LINK
  • National: Federal Fraud Complaint Against Voting Machine Company Unsealed LINK
  • National: Editorial - Fix census plan LINK
  • California: California review of the ES&S AutoMARK and M100 LINK
  • Idaho: Ada County Drops Punch Cards LINK
  • Kansas: House approves voter ID/primary bill LINK
  • Ohio: The Mysterious Case of Ohio's Voting Machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Fayette election officials consider how to record certain votes 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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