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Daily Voting News For May 05, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 05, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Governor John Corzine of New Jersey has signed yet another extension of the electronic voting paper verification requirement for his state. Now citizens of New Jersey will again vote in an election without any paper. What the state needs to do is to get rid of their Sequoia Advantage voting system and get an actual paper ballot system that really works. Events in the state’s primary election prove that the Advantage system may have actually violated federal accuracy law (HAVA Section 301(a)(5)). No vvpat printer would have fixed that problem.

According to BlackBoxVoting.Org, while 4.3 million voters are registered to vote in Indiana the state has recently purged 1.1 million voters from the voter rolls with one quarter of that total coming from two counties. Those and other stories are below....

  • NAtional: Short Take: Voter ID ruling one of court's worst ... in history LINK
  • National: Opinion - Let the troops vote LINK
  • National: ACCURATE Comments on the VVSG LINK
  • National: Video Interview: Missouri Congressional Candidate Byron DeLear Speaks to The BRAD BLOG About 'Securing the Vote' LINK
  • California: Bowen: Poll Workers Are On California’s Front Line of Democracy LINK
  • California: Press Release - As Vote-By-Mail Ballots Become Available For June Primary, Secretary of State Encourages California Voters to Check Their Voter Registration LINK
  • Connecticut: Secretary of the State says voter privacy at stake LINK
  • Indiana: One million purged - The Incredible Disappearing Indiana Voter Rolls LINK
  • Indiana: 1.1 Million Purged from Indiana Voter Registration Rolls According to State Data, Says BBV LINK
  • Indiana: ID law could depress black turnout in Ind. LINK
  • Indiana: Vanderburgh County - Prepared to tame primary, Officials brace for turnout, zeal LINK
  • Kansas: Opinion - Pro-Con: Did the Supreme Court make a positive decision on voter IDs? YES LINK
  • North Carolina: They are Army for a day LINK
  • North Carolina: Mecklenburg County - Elections officials ready for high voter turnout LINK
  • New Jersey: NJ extends deadline for verification of electronic votes LINK
  • Washington: Yakima County – Editorial - Supreme Court is correct; voter-ID law is prudent 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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