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Daily Voting News For July 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 30, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In today’s “Featured” article, Voter Action had this to say in opposition to S.3212, “The United States Congress should be investigating, not financing, the private companies that have sold the DRE systems to states and counties throughout the country. With more than 3 billion dollars at stake, the American people have the right to know whether these companies knowingly marketed a defective product, as some evidence now reveals. If, in fact, any of these companies engaged in deceptive practices in accessing public funds, they should be held accountable and states and counties should get their money back. Just as Congress needed to apply scrutiny to Big Tobacco, it is time for Congress to investigate the elections industry.” We agree with Voter Action and call on Congress to defeat S.3212 and any other legislation that “funds and encourages the continued use of this faulty voting equipment”....

  • Featured - National: Voter Action’s Statement In Opposition To Senate Bill 3212 Sanctioning Continued Use of Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • National: New Novel 'Cassandra Chanting' Penned by an Anonymous Voting-World Insider Shows How Our 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Can be Stolen LINK
  • National: The season for movies about voting LINK
  • National: A Chat with Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman on the eve of the release of "STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote" LINK
  • National: One size doesn’t fit all voters LINK
  • National: States weigh return to paper ballots LINK
  • California: Online voter registration close to reality LINK
  • California: Why California Secretary of State Debra Bowen Pulled the Plug on E-Voting LINK
  • California: Debra Bowen: A Politician Who Gets 'IT' LINK
  • California: Calif. official votes for optical scans, hand tallies LINK
  • Florida: Voting machines to change next month to include paper trail LINK
  • Georgia: Documents show Georgia's Secretary of State knew of Diebold patch LINK
  • New Hampshire: Audit: NH Sect State office out of compliance LINK
  • Nevada: Dayton's early voting times called unfair for day shift workers LINK
  • New York: NYC Elections Board Hires Spin Doctors for $6.5 million LINK
  • Ohio: Controversial Voting Machine "Sleepovers" Still Legal LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Elections board has plan for long lines
    250 more machines, new distribution strategy proposed LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Vote overhaul could cost $1.1 million LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Centre still unsure of cost of new voting system LINK
  • Virginia: Goochland County - Long lines may await voters in November LINK
  • Washington: County works to make voting more accessible 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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