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Daily Voting News For August 18, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 18, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The Executive Summary of a new report from VotersUnite.Org, and our Featured article, begins: “As we approach the 2008 general election, the structure of elections in the United States — once reliant on local representatives accountable to the public — has become almost wholly dependent on large corporations, which are not accountable to the public. Most local officials charged with running elections are now unable to administer elections without the equipment, services, and trade-secret software of a small number of corporations.

If the vendors withdrew their support for elections now, our election structure would collapse.

However, some states and localities are recognizing the threat that vendor-dependency poses to elections. They are using ingenuity and determination to begin reversing the direction.”...

  • Featured - National: Vendors are Undermining the Structure of U.S. Elections LINK
  • National: Election Integrity – How We Lost It and How States are Getting It Back LINK
  • National: November's Spectre Rising... LINK
  • National: Planning to E-Vote? Read This First LINK
  • National: States Still Struggling With Voting Machines LINK
  • National: States Abandoning Touchscreen Voting Equipment LINK
  • National: Banish: Lever Machines, DREs & Opticscans-Support Ballots as Objects LINK
  • New York: New York’s Backdoor To The Ballot Box LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Election Officials Whistle Past the Graveyard of 2004 LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Report praises Luzerne for voting-machine finesse LINK
  • Wisconsin: Election to test statewide registration databases
    Records critical to ballot casting 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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