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Daily Voting News For June 29 & 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 29 & 30, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

“Daily Voting News” wants to congratulate and thank Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz for taking a stand against the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Earlier this month the Secretary requested permission to visit veteran facilities in her state to register veterans to vote and instruct them in how to vote on the state’s machines. She was denied permission. The Secretary accompanied by the Attorney General, veterans, and representatives of veterans organizations defied the DVA and visited one facility to blast the policy, register veterans to vote and to distribute information on the state’s new voting systems. The Secretary said, in part, “I view this denial of access both as a civil rights violation of the deepest measure and as a moral slap in the faces of those veterans who are supposed to be served by the VA Connecticut Healthcare System”....

  • Featured Article: CT: Press Release - Secretary of the State outraged by policy disenfranchising veterans LINK
  • National: Editorial: How one vote wasn’t counted LINK
  • National: Supreme Court Decision Derails Federal Fraud Suit Against Voting Machine Company LINK
  • National: Book review: Gaming the Vote LINK
  • Alabama: King laments voter fraud in Alabama LINK
  • California: Humboldt County - County rolls out first-of-its-kind election audit tool LINK
  • Minnesota: IRV: Dead or alive? 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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