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Daily Voting news For May 9, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 9, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

I am a Disabled Viet Nam Vet. I am also a retired federal employee. I understand the Hatch Act which was written to ensure that partisan politics has no place in our federal work force. It is a good act and not hard to follow. However, the actions of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs with regards to not allowing voter registration of veterans in VA run nursing homes, hospitals, and all other VA owned facilities, including a minor league baseball park, is despicable. The group of people who have every right to vote are those who went to war and fought for that right. For the VA to not allow even non-partisan organizations to help our veterans to register to vote and to hide behind the Hatch Act when doing so is a slap in the face to every veteran. The thought that my brothers and sisters may be prevented from giving their opinion in November because an organization that is supposed to be there to help them actually wants them muzzled, is distasteful to say the least....

  • NAtional: Senators Feinstein and Kerry Express Concerns About Apparent Reversal in Department of Veterans’ Affairs Policy in Providing Access to Voter Registration for Veterans LINK
  • National: Editorial - Abridging voting rights
    ‘English-only’ bill introduced by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is grossly unfair LINK
  • National: New Front in War on Voting: Disabled American Veterans LINK
  • Indiana: State: Nuns knew they needed picture ID
    Elderly sisters could have used absentee ballots. LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Election Officials Dealing With Ballot Error LINK
  • Virginia: Poll workers' errors blamed for bad call in Chesapeake race 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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