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Daily Voting News For July 15, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 15, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Yesterday another bill went to the floor of the House of Representatives and, like the last time, failed to get enough votes. It is time that the national organizations and their supporters change their strategies to a state-by-state strategy. We are NOT going to get any legislation through congress this year, and very possibly not next year. We can make a difference at the state level though. While many have concentrated on spending their time and money in Washington DC lobbying for the various bills that have come up; activists in Tennessee, New York, New Mexico, Florida, and other states and many counties have been successful in new laws being passed and DREs being replaced. Rather than spend the time and money in Washington DC, we need to spend it in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Annapolis Maryland, and Atlanta Georgia....

  • National: Editorial - Check That Vote LINK
  • National: House GOPers Defeat Back-up Paper Ballot Bill LINK
  • Alabama: Autauga County - Thieves take copper wire, but voting goes on LINK
  • Alabama: Selma - Validity of upcoming election challenged LINK
  • Arizona: Yavapai County - County employees to help during elections LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - It's Back To Paper Ballots, Precincts For This Year's Elections Denver Pulls Plug On Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • Connecticut: OK voter drives at VA facilities LINK
  • Florida: The "He Did It / She Did It" Business Model for Elections LINK
  • Georgia: Primary Runoffs Come At A Premium Price All polling centers in the state must be open during primary runoffs, and that will take a lot of money LINK
  • Iowa: Creating Credibility: 8 Years Later, There’s Still No Consensus on Ensuring Integrity in Elections LINK
  • Iowa: Webster County auditor: Election changes coming LINK
  • New Hampshire: Be wary of holes in the polls A frightening look back at the New Hampshire primary earlier this year... LINK
  • New York: Eyes Wide Open: The Real Situation in New York LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio county fires back at voting machine company LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Center County - Having paper trail to cost county Leased machines would result in $1.8 million bill 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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