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'Daily Voting News' For May 28, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

More New York counties join the resistance to switching from lever machines to optically scanned ballots. Smartmatic brought the wrong cable to its all-important demo in the Philippines and caused a short circuit in the optical scanner. Voter ID and Internet voting continue to be in the news. And an error was discovered in TrueBallot's counting of the votes in Aspen's IRV election – but it didn't affect the outcome....

  • NAtional: SOTOMAYOR v SESSIONS: Obama Supreme Court nomination sets up battle over voting rights LINK

  • NAtional: Congress Must Help Military Vote LINK

  • NAtional: The Court's NAMUDNO Decision: Judging the Costs and Efficiency of Preclearance LINK

  • NAtional: Lower the Voting Age LINK

  • NAtional: JAMES P. PINKERTON: Will Democrats Become a Permanent Majority Thanks to Internet Voting? LINK

  • CO: [Aspen] Mayoral Vote Tally Corrected; Outcome Stays the Same LINK

  • HI: Poor turnout in Hawaii election clouds use of digital voting technology LINK

  • KS: Beware of claims of voter fraud LINK

  • MN: Despite Coleman-Franken fallout, Pawlenty scotched all election reform LINK

  • MN: Minn. group sues over voter registration records LINK

  • MS: Hosemann hopeful for voter ID effort LINK

  • NY: City Resists State on Voting-Machine Program LINK

  • NY: County protests voting machine rule LINK

  • NY: Long live the voting lever LINK

  • NY: More counties urge state to keep lever voting LINK

  • TX: Controversial Voter ID Bill stalled with split vote; Strauss may decide issue LINK

  • Estonia: Estonia opens way to digital voting LINK

  • Philippines: Smoke comes out of a poll machine: But poll exec satisfied with demo LINK

  • Philippines: Accuracy of poll machines to be tested again LINK

  • ENtertainment: American Idol results: Adam Lambert was robbed! LINK
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