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'Daily Voting News' for June 18, 2009

'Daily Voting News' for June 18, 2009

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

Today's news has a lot of variety, including commentaries and speculation about the Iranian election and the pending Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act...

  • National: A John Linder attempt to defund the Voting Rights Act LINK
  • National: Senator Leahy: “Striking Down the Voting Rights Act Would be Conservative Activism Pure And Simple” LINK
  • National: Senators Warn Court Against 'Activism' on Voting Rights Law LINK
  • National: Wyle Laboratories, Inc - Draft Test Plan Documents for Unisyn OpenElect Voting System (Release 1.0) LINK
  • California: Head of CA GOP Voter Registration Firm Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud LINK
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  • California: Two nearly identical proposed initiatives to require photo voter ID, and other election-related matters. LINK
  • California: Death by a thousand cuts: California legislators take aim at state’s initiative process LINK
  • California: California Constitution Initiative Constitutional Amendment LINK
  • California: Community Still Missing the Boat on Voter Registration LINK
  • Florida: Fla. justices strike signature revocation law LINK
  • Kansas: Voter fraud claims tough to prove LINK
  • Massachusetts: Recount leaves Mendon election results the same LINK
    ("Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko said the machines were acting strangely that day, but did not think a recount would make a big difference in the results." - Diebold optical scan)
  • Maryland: Chevy Chase considers allowing legal aliens to vote in elections LINK
  • Ohio: Election settlement troubling LINK
  • Pennsylvania: EDITORIAL: Black Panther double standards LINK
  • Washington: Reed's claim of full compliance contradicted by flawed voter database LINK
  • Iran: Iran election turnouts exceeded 100% in 30 towns, website reports LINK
  • Iran: Iran body to hear vote complaints LINK
    (Good videos.)
  • Iran: Are You Ready for War with a Demonized Iran? LINK
  • Iran: Iran accuses U.S. of role in election crisis LINK
    (No Iranian official is quoted as accusing the U.S. in this article.)
  • Iran: Robert Fisk: Secret letter 'proves Mousavi won poll' LINK
  • Iran: Unconvincing (to me) Use of Benford's Law to Demonstrate Election Fraud in Iran LINK
  • Iran: What Do We Really Know About Iran’s Election? LINK
  • Philippines: Poll automation can fail due to human factors LINK
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    Published by VotersUnite.Org
    Ellen Theisen, Director and Managing Editor
    Dave Klein, Editor
    John Washburn, Editor

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