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Daily Voting News For March 23, 2007

Daily Voting News For March 23, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In what may be the first local action to HR-811, Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania is asking for more state or federal funds to allow them to change voting systems if their present system is affected by federal legislation. Meanwhile Florida’s Governor, Charlie Crist, has announced that he wants to use new ballot on demand technology for early voting thus allowing the state of Florida to go to 99% paper ballots in any election. In Ohio newly elected SOS Jennifer Brunner warned members of the Cuyahoga Co. Board of Elections that they all need to resign. The two Democrat members of the board have taken this advice but the two Republican members have decided to ignore Brunner’s warning that she will air their dirty laundry if they don’t resign. True to her word Brunner has sent an 18 page document to each of the hangers-on that spells out their failures and makes those failures public. The failures include numerous instances of misfeasance, nonfeasance and violations of state election law in five distinct areas. The big question now is who is going to conduct elections in this county? The Board is gone, the election director was fired, one manager is now going to prison for 18 months along with one employee, and there have been many resignations. And all of this is on top of yet another criminal investigation to find out whether vote counts from early and absentee voters were totaled before Election Day. ...

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  • NAtional: An Opposing View on the Progressive Voting Machines Debate LINK
  • National: Return to paper ballots could be on horizon LINK
  • National: House Administration Hearings on Rush Holt's Election Reform Bill (HR811) Today... LINK
  • National: House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on HR 811 LINK
  • National: Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Track Mail-In Ballots LINK
  • National: Explosive new vote fraud developments continue to rock Ohio and Florida LINK
  • National: Paper-records debate hits Hill Florida governor among those testifying before House panel on voting measure LINK
  • California: CA SoS Debra Bowen Releases 'Top to Bottom Review' Criteria for E-Voting Machine Certification in California LINK
  • California: California Secretary of State Releases Draft Criteria for Top-to-Bottom Voting Machine Review LINK
  • California: Secretary of state to review e-voting LINK
  • California: CA50: Appellate Court Dismisses Busby/Bilbray Election Contest as Now 'Moot' LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Denver Election Commission Tests Voting Machines LINK
  • Florida: Crist calls for use of paper ballots in early voting LINK
  • Florida: Crist tells Congress state moving toward paper trail LINK
  • Florida: Crist updates Congress on plans to eliminate touch-screen voting LINK
  • Florida: Task force convened over D-13 LINK
  • Florida: Task Force Formed to Investigate Florida 13th Election LINK
  • Florida: GOP withholds member to protest FL-13 task force LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings claims coverup of damaging memo LINK
  • New York: Recount in Sleepy Hollow election halted LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - New criminal investigation into Ohio elections LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County – Editorial - Brunner made right move in Cuyahoga LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Elections board ouster move begins LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - OH SOS Brunner Slams Remaining Cuyahoga County, OH Election Board Members LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County – Opinion - Get out of the way Board of Elections members should drop their fight, quit their posts and let the critical task of rebuilding begin LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of State tightens screws on Elections Board LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - Westmoreland officials want aid if voting system nixed LINK
  • Wisconsin: ES&S MELTDOWN '07: Trainwreck Begins Anew as Voting Machine Company Fails in Wisconsin LINK

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