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Daily Voting News For May 1, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 1, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In this space in yesterday’s DVN I made comments about “Women’s Voices; Women Vote” and their actions, as reported by the media, in North Carolina. Some readers have responded in defense of “WVWV”. Until yesterday I had not heard of that organization but the media reports that I read led me to believe that voters in NC were very possibly being disenfranchised by robo-calls made by this group. As I make every attempt possible to keep this space non-partisan I did not mention any names. Since yesterday’s DVN “WVWV’s” actions seem to have become a partisan issue. I regret the involvement of DVN in this issue though I do want to condemn the use of robo-calls by any organization no matter who they are supporting or what their goal. ...

  • NAtional: Sequoia Voting Systems' Desperate Spokesperson/Owner Michelle Shafer Trumpets 'Success' in PA, But Failed to Mention a Thing or Two... LINK
  • National: Dept. of Veterans Affairs Changes Policy on Helping Wounded Soldiers Register to Vote LINK
  • National: HBO'S 'Recount' and What Really Happened in the Florida 2000 Election (Hint: Gore Won) LINK
  • National: Editorial - Voter ID ruling will rank among court's worst LINK
  • National: Voting system creator dies in plane crash LINK
  • National: Peeling the Onion: Can Voting System Testing be Reliable and Extensive? LINK
  • National: Opinion – A Poll Tax By Another Name LINK
  • National: Remote Voting--Who's Counting? LINK
  • National: Movie Reviews: "Uncounted" and "Election Day" LINK
  • Florida: FL’s Voter Registration Law Halted Until July 2008 LINK
  • Florida: Florida Election Official Involved in More Controversy LINK
  • Florida: Osceola County's early-voting ballots will be printed on demand LINK
  • Missouri: Mo. House resurrects voter photo ID effort LINK
  • Mississippi: Election costs strain county budgets LINK
  • North Carolina: Women's Voices responds: "Sorry for the confusion" LINK
  • North Carolina: Women's Voices Registering Voters for General Election Only LINK
  • North Carolina: Guilford County - Guilford preps machines for primary LINK
  • New Jersey: Phantom Obama Vote Appears on NJ Voting Machine LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga vote board hires lab to examine scrapped vote machines LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin Co. says audit confirms touch-screen election tally LINK
  • Oklahoma: Okla. senators divided over proposed voter ID bill LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre Co. Voting Machines Meeting LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Critics push for paper ballots
    Many say they lack trust in voting system LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Wayne County – Editorial - Primary election proves worth of paper ballots LINK
  • Washington: Opinion - It’s up to states to guard their elections LINK
  • West Virginia: Independents required to ask for party ballots 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

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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