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Daily Voting News For April 18, 2007

Daily Voting news For April 18, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Were you aware that HAVA mandates the accuracy of voting machines? Were you also aware that many of the voting machines used in elections today fail miserably to meet those mandates? The maximum legal error rate is 0.0002% or one error in 500,000 ballot lines. We have now begun to list the machines that have failed to meet those limits and some of the results are stunning. Who is regulating this failure to meet federal law?

On Tuesday an excellent report was issued by “Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under The Law”. It is an excellent report on the primary elections so far this year. (See the first link below)....

  • NAtional: Election Protection 2008 Primary Report – Looking Ahead To November LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago Premiere of "Uncounted" on Tuesday, April 29th LINK
  • Indiana: Purdue student IDs don't pass early voting test LINK
  • North Carolina: Early primary voting starts Thursday LINK
  • North Carolina: Film exposes broken voting system LINK
  • Pennsylvania: 'Why Tuesday?' Video: 'No Trouble with Touch-screens' Say Your Clueless Democratic Public Officials in PA LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pitt Prepares For Surge In Student Voters LINK
  • West Virginia: Wood County - Voting machines undergo pre-election test 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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