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'Daily Voting News' For July 10, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For July 10, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Yesterday members of Ohio Election Justice Campaign (OEJC) filed papers in US District Court in Ohio asking a judge to begin criminal contempt proceedings for the destruction of ballots, against his orders, from the Nov. 2004 election. In King Lincoln, et al. v. Brunner, et al., Civ. No. C2 06 745 (S.D. Ohio), the judge had ordered all 88 counties to preserve all ballots from the election until a decision was rendered in the case. At least 56 counties decided that they did not need to follow the court order and destroyed a portion of the ballots they had. Seven counties assert they have destroyed all ballots. The complaint also asks the judge to impanel a special grand jury to investigate the destruction of the ballots....

  • Featured Article: OH: Ohio Election Officials May Face Criminal Charges: Ohio Election Justice Campaign Files in Federal Court LINK
  • National: Sneak Preview of "Count My Vote - A Citizen's Guide to Voting" by Steven Rosenfeld LINK
  • National: VA should allow voter drives at its hospitals, senators urge LINK
  • National: Editorial - Make it easier, not harder, for vets to vote LINK
  • National: States blast VA for banning registration drives LINK
  • National: Many voting machines are still suspect LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Decision to destroy RTA ballots protested
    Questions about '06 vote remain, say activists and county officials LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County – Editorial - RTA election ballot recount: Bring it on! LINK
  • Connecticut: Attorney General says federal law allows non-partisan voter registration, education at VA hospitals LINK
  • Florida: VA vote push has new allies LINK
  • Georgia: Handel: Too late to halt voter ID for July primary LINK
  • Georgia: Judge upholds Georgia voter ID requirement LINK
  • Michigan: Group upset over canceled meeting on elections Statewide LINK
  • Michigan: Mich. election officials reject claims of illegally barring voters LINK
  • New Mexico: Candidate wants answers about missing NM ballots LINK
  • New York: NYSTEC Finds NY SBOE Voting Machine Tests 'Quite Good' LINK
  • New York: Ulster County - Electronic voting coming to Ulster County
    Commissioners say machines will get test run LINK

  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Commissioners approve new voting system in 2-1 vote LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga buys the more costly voting system LINK
  • West Virginia: Rick Wellman: Wayne County voters deserve working voting machines LINK

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    **"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
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