Top Scoops

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

 

'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
  • 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
  • *************

    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

     


    Binoy Kampmark: A Looting Matter: Cambodia’s Stolen Antiquities

    Cambodia has often featured in the Western imagination as a place of plunder and pilfering. Temples and artefacts of exquisite beauty have exercised the interest of adventurers and buccaneers who looted with almost kleptocratic tendency. In 1924, the French novelist and future statesman André Malraux, proved himself one of Europe’s greatest adventurers in making off with a ton of sacred stones from Angkor Wat... More>>



    Dunne Speaks: Labour Leadership Speculation Premature And Facile
    Speculation that the Prime Minister’s leadership of the Labour Party may be at risk because of this week’s adverse poll results is as exaggerated as it is premature and facile. While her popularity has plummeted from the artificially stellar heights of a couple of years ago and is probably set to fall further to what would be a more realistic assessment... More>>




    Ian Powell: Colossal ‘Porkies’ And Band-aids Don’t Make A Health Workforce Plan

    On 1 August Minister of Health Andrew Little announced what he described as the start of a plan for the beleaguered workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system: Government’s 5 year late health workforce announcement. In October 2017, when Labour became government with its two coalition parties, it inherited a health workforce crisis from the previous National-led government... 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>>