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'Daily Voting News' For August 08, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For August 08, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Today we are going to have a change of pace and introduce a new word to the vocabulary of some. This is actually a word that I heard for the first time a couple days ago and I like learning new words. Today’s word is “obscurantism”. What does obscurantism have to do with voting issues you ask? Obscurantism (‘tist) is defined as the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known. There are two common senses of this: (1)opposition to the spread of knowledge—a policy of withholding knowledge from the general public; and (2) a style (as in literature or art) characterized by deliberate vagueness or abstruseness. It seems to me that the voting machine vendors are an excellent example of both definitions of obscurantist....

  • National: Some Homeless Citizens Face ‘Roadblocks’ When Registering LINK
  • National: Greens launch effort against Electoral College manipulation of presidential elections LINK
  • National: Questions to Ponder as We Hurl Toward November LINK
  • Connecticut: VA, state reach deal on voter sign-ups LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Goodbye touch screens, hello paper as Florida changes how we vote LINK
  • Florida: Indian River County - Race for Indian River Supervisor of Elections crowded LINK
  • Hawaii: Akaka pushes for more voter assistance at VA medical sites and homes LINK
  • Kansas: Shawnee Co. mistake doesn't alter outcome; No big problems in Riley LINK
  • Missouri: Voter Arrested After Not Showing Photo ID LINK
  • Ohio: More on Those Voting Machines in Ohio LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Sues Over Trouble With Voting Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio official sues e-voting vendor for dropped votes LINK
  • Ohio: Electronic Voting Machines At Center Of Ohio Lawsuits LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Schuylkill County - Commissioners move to pay bill for 20 touch-screen voting machines 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.**


    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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