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Daily Voting News For April 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For April 30, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

North Carolina voters who live in predominately black neighborhoods are the target of robo-calls and a mailing campaign, by a national non-profit called “Women’s Voices; Women Vote”, that may result in many voters being disenfranchised. The calls warn voters, whether registered or not, that they cannot vote until they fill-out the information in a packet they will receive in the mail. The packet contains a voter registration form. What the call and the information in the packet don’t tell the voter is that it is too late to register to vote in the primary and that if the recipient is already registered they don’t have any concerns. This same scheme has been used in other states prior to their primary elections. It is time that legislation be written and passed that will make these schemes illegal....

  • NAtional: HBO Film "Recount" Relives Florida 2000 LINK
  • National: Mule Train Mail: Dick Kaiser "Bushies Allowed to Kill Election Reform for Another Year" LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Early voting suggests low turnout in May 6 election LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota Florida's Election Director, Kathy Dent, is a Liar
    Yes, we said 'liar'. And if you hadn't known that already, here's even more hard evidence... LINK
  • Indiana: Gaming Indiana
    The quirky state voting law that could affect Tuesday's primary. LINK
  • Indiana: Editorial - Closing ballot access LINK
  • Indiana: Lake County - New voting machines may provide faster results LINK
  • Kentucky: Madison County - Funds available to make switch to paper ballots LINK
  • Maryland: Md. Panel Calls for More Voting Machines, Hotline LINK
  • Maryland: Vote communication faulted
    State task force delivers report on ballot irregularities LINK
  • North Carolina: FACING SOUTH EXCLUSIVE: D.C. nonprofit aimed at women voters behind deceptive N.C. robo-calls LINK
  • North Carolina: Vote suppression, with Clinton ties? LINK
  • North Carolina: Source of robo-calls identified LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - County seeks comment on voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Fayette election officials throw out 41 ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Schuylkill County - Editorial - Election bureau deserves applause LINK
  • Virginia: Bristol - Voting Machines Checked And Sealed for May 6 Election LINK
  • France - Bizarre Undervote on iVotronic in France 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-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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