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Daily Voting News For July 22, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 22, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

“It seems incomprehensible for me that VA does not want to assist veterans to register. It is despicable,” said Jim Dickson, vice-president of American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD). “I am trying hard to not express how angry I am.” On this I will agree 100% with Dickson. Also in our featured articles several Senators have stepped up in support of our veterans as they have introduced a bill to require the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to do the right thing. One of those Senators, Patty Murry (D-WA) said, "The right to vote is at the very heart of the democracy that our nation's veterans have fought so hard to protect,” Senator Murray said. “The VA knows first-hand how much our veterans have sacrificed and should make every attempt to make voting easier – not harder – for them. This legislation breaks down barriers to voting for our veterans and helps keep our commitment to protect the rights of those who have fought for us."...

  • Featured - National: Senators Feinstein, Kerry, Reid, Obama, Clinton, Leahy, Schumer, Murray, Wyden Introduce Bill to Require the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to Provide Access to Voter Registration for Veterans LINK
  • Featured - National: Voting Rights Groups Step Up Criticism on VA Voting Policy LINK
  • National: VA urged to end ban on voter registration drives LINK
  • National: EAC Releases Report on HAVA Spending by States LINK
  • National: Your vote counts ...
    But only if we can figure out how to count it. LINK
  • National: AFGE Takes Lead on Voter Protection Campaign LINK
  • National: GOP Tech Guru Mike Connell 'High IQ Forrest Gump...At Scene of Every Single Crime' Say Ohio Attorneys LINK
  • Connecticut: Editorial - Let Vets Register LINK
  • Arizona: Federal judge weighs challenge to Ariz. voter ID law LINK
  • Illinois: Sangamon County Will Rent New Voting Machines LINK
  • New Mexico: Voter Group Urges Investigation of Missing Ballots LINK
  • New York: Mayor Attacking 'Waste' at Board Of Elections LINK
  • Ohio: GOP IT Handyman Holds ‘Secrets of the Temple,” Ohio Election Lawyers Say LINK
  • Ohio: GOP criticizes ruling by Ohio elections chief LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - County to buy new voting system LINK
  • Tennessee: Anderson County - ‘Lasted too long’
    Joseph Lee drops lawsuit 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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