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'Daily Voting News' For August 02 and 03, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For August 02 and 03, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Our featured article today is an editorial from the New York Times who have correctly labeled the Feinstein-Bennett Bill, S.3212, as a BAD electronic voting bill. In their opening graf the Times Editorial Board says, “Congress has stood idly by while states have done the hard work of trying to make electronic voting more reliable. Now the Senate is taking up a dangerous bill introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Robert Bennett, Republican of Utah that would make things worse in the name of reform. If Congress will not pass a strong bill, it should apply the medical maxim: first, do no harm.” Do no harm indeed. This bill is bad legislation and will do a lot of harm. It needs to be plowed under. Read more about the bill HERE And then call your Senators and demand they say NO to this BAD legislation....

  • Featured - National: Editorial - A Bad Electronic Voting Bill LINK
  • National: Technologists' Statement on Internet Voting LINK
  • National: Democrats Abroad gear up for November with dinners, debates LINK
  • Arizona: Yavapai County - Officials take steps to facilitate voting process LINK
  • California: Voting Rights Destruction (Part 2): Lack of Transparency LINK
  • Georgia: More on Diebold, the patch, and the 2002 Georgia election LINK
  • Hawaii: Opinion - Elections office mess erodes voter confidence LINK
  • Michigan: Web site offers help to voters on candidates, issues, precincts LINK
  • New York: As primary nears, NYS lags behind voting act LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Monroe County - Avoiding voter grief: It's not who you know, it's where you live- LINK
  • Tennessee: Sevier County - Election case to be appealed to high court 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

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    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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