Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

'Daily Voting News' For May 20, 2009

'Daily Voting News' For May 20, 2009


Guest blogged by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein, and John Washburn

Three interesting personal accounts: one from a voter in CA who found that the state-certified InkaVote Plus won't accept write-in votes; another from a candidate in PA who tried three times to vote and didn't get to cast a ballot; and the third from an activist in Brazil who tells about vote-selling, biometric voter IDs, spy pens, and e-voting machines....

  • CA: Election Day Again in CA: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? LINK
  • Florida: Elections chief to resolve voting foul-ups LINK
  • Ohio: Election reform in Ohio too important for games LINK
  • Mississippi: The Picayune Item - New vote set for precinct 3 LINK
  • New York: Somers: Budget passes, incumbents win but voting machine snafu LINK
  • New York: Problems with polls cause some Utica voters to walk away LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Machines malfunction in 5 towns LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Reporters' notebook: For one candidate, a bizarre day LINK
    (Candidate in wheelchair can't access poll site to vote.)
  • Pennsylvania: PhillyBurbs.com: Recount doesn't change results in Mount Holly LINK
  • Rhode Island: House lawmakers delay voter ID bill LINK
  • Texas: Close to 50 House Democrats oppose floor action on voter ID measure LINK
  • Texas: Will the House buck Perry on stimulus funds? LINK
    (The sentence of interest is, "Over on the Senate side, bills up for possible consideration include Senate Bill 317, which would eliminate straight-party voting on ballots;")
  • Brazil: Letter from Amilcar Brunazo Filho about vote-selling, translated from Portuguese by Marian Beddill LINK
  • *************

    Published by VotersUnite.Org
    Ellen Theisen, Director and Managing Editor
    Dave Klein, Editor
    John Washburn, Editor

    Daily Voting News was founded on February 6, 2004 by John Gideon (1947-2009). To assist with Daily Voting News, please send links to news articles to dvn-tips. To donate, click here

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

    **Articles and commentary included in "Daily Voting News" do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors of Daily Voting News, VotersUnite.Org, or Scoop. Articles are selected for inclusion to inform subscribers' ability to draw their own conclusions based on noteworthy and credible news, research, legislation, and debate bearing on the integrity of elections.**

    © Scoop Media

     
     
     
    Top Scoops Headlines

     


    Dunne Speaks: Aspirations Are All Very Well, But It's Getting It Right That Counts
    In a weekend television interview, the Prime Minister pushed back on a suggestion her government is far better at talking about things than achieving them. She countered that “I would not ever change the fact that we have always throughout been highly aspirational…what you’re asking me essentially is to shy away from aspiration”... More>>


    Gilding The Cage Of Suburbia: Farewelling Neighbours
    The statistics of Australia’s longest running drama series about sickeningly idyllic suburbia will interest soap show boffins. It lasted 5,955 episodes over 37 seasons, starting in 1985. Its anaemically thin plotlines, subpar acting, and emphasis on ideals bound to cause indigestion, did not prevent Neighbours from being mandatory viewing. Neighbours was, especially for British audiences, fetish and cult, shrine and devotion... More>>


    Chaff Candidates: The Race For The UK Tory Leadership

    As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set the scene in spectacular fashion. All who sought to confine him to history, perished. He was the only one who seemed to survive, and reject, one diabolical scandal after the next – till now... More>>


    Binoy Kampmark: The Fuss About Monkeypox
    The World Health Organization has been one of the easier bodies to abuse. For parochial types, populist moaners and critics of international institutions, the WHO bore the brunt of criticisms from Donald Trump to Jair Bolsonaro. Being a key institution in identifying public health risks, it took time assessing the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19... More>>

    Dunne Speaks: Time For MPs To Think For Themselves
    One of the more frequently quoted statements of the Irish statesman and philosopher, Edmund Burke, was his observation that “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement, and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”... More>>



    Keith Rankin: Latest Covid19 Death Demographics In New Zealand

    This morning, on Morning Report (RNZ) Monash University epidemiologist Tony Blakely noted that Covid19 death rates in New Zealand are 20% higher in New Zealand than in Victoria, Australia. He also noted that facemask use is significantly more widespread in New Zealand... More>>