Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
"There can be little doubt that, of the issues springing from elections held since President Bush signed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), two are among the most significant. Those issues are failures of voting systems to be accessible and accurate and the confusion over the proper use of provisional ballots."
"The states should have been able to look to the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for guidance on both issues, but the EAC failed to give the necessary Assistance, thus failing to fulfill duties assigned to the agency by federal law. Now it is proposing to extend its dereliction of duty for another two years."
Thus begins our featured article. ...
Featured - National: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Further Delays Federal Mandates
Move to delay required guidance for states continues violation of federal law LINK
FL: Hillsborough County - Audit disputes Johnson's request for more money LINK
FL: Hillsborough County - Audit Of Elections Office Finds More Questions Than Answers LINK
MN: Franken Jumps Out to 225-Vote Lead on Strength of Absentee Ballots LINK
MN: Minnesota canvassing board expected to say that Democrat Al Franken is winner in Senate race LINK
MN: Coleman's best hope is in court
The GOP incumbent's chances appear to ride on getting rejected absentee ballots to count or contesting the election. LINK
MN: Court rejects Coleman bid to consider rejected absentee ballots
The ruling clears the way for election officials to certify results showing Democrat Al Franken in the lead. LINK
MN: Minnesota Officials Declare Franken the Winner LINK
MN: Franken Declared Winner by State Board, But Final Certification Will Likely (and Appropriately) be Delayed LINK
NJ: Opinion - Course change needed on paper vote receipts LINK
OH: Smooth vote doesn't quiet critics LINK
OH: Killing hope: coverup of the 2004 election LINK
OH: Suspicious Miami County absentee ballots opened LINK
TN: New voting machines required by state law LINK
WA: King County to choose election director in first all-mail vote
For the first time in King County, all registered voters will receive ballots by mail in a countywide election Feb. 3 to choose an elections director. LINK
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