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'Daily Voting News' For March 11, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of The Texas legislature battle over a new expanded Voter ID bill included an all-nighter for testimony from invited 'experts'. This was supposed to be followed by public testimony but that did not begin until 6:30 in the morning so the large list of interested public was whittled down by people leaving during the 20 hours of 'expert' testimony. It is telling that proponents of the bill did not call either the US Attorney or the Texas Attorney General to testify about the amount of voter fraud that would be stopped by more restrictive ID requirements. The bill was passed by one vote in the Senate. There will be one more procedural vote and the bill will then go to the House....
  • National: Hurdles to Voting Persisted in 2008 LINK
  • National: 4-5 MILLION Voters Disenfranchised in 2008 LINK
  • National: Top Federal Election Reform Priorities LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Delray election delays explained LINK
  • MN: Coleman warns donors after purported data breach LINK
  • MN: Crashgate lives! Coleman's leaked donor database hits Wikileaks; spin game off and running LINK
  • MN: Coleman's site wasn't 'hacked,' says IT pro who discovered donor breach LINK
  • MN: Coleman Camp Accuses Political Enemies Of Hacking Data, Frightening Donors LINK
  • MN: Coleman's hopes are down to 1,360 ballots LINK
  • MN: Minnesota Senate Case Wraps in One Court, May Head to Another LINK
  • OH: 4 election concerns targeted for reform Provisional voting among topics to be discussed at forum LINK
  • OK: Senate passes bill to require voters to prsent identification at polls LINK
  • TX: New fire over voter ID LINK
  • TX: Texas Democrats voice opposition to Voter ID Bill LINK
  • TX: Debate over voter ID opens in Senate LINK
  • TX: Voter ID: $1.5 million spent on 30 indictments? LINK
  • TX: Texas Senate sharply debates voter ID bill LINK
  • TX: Fact-checking two prominent arguments in the Voter ID debate LINK
  • TX: Abbott, U.S. Justice Department not expected at Senate debate on voter ID LINK
  • TX: Slater: Abbott's absence in voter ID debate is conspicuous LINK
  • TX: Voter ID bill wins first round of approval LINK
  • TX: AP: Senate committee OKs measure to require photo ID at the polls LINK
  • TX: Editorial - Voter ID bill foolishness LINK
  • VA: Fairfax County - Ballot Machine Malfunctions, Fairfax Race Left in Limbo LINK
  • VA: Voting Snafu Led to Hand Count in Fairfax County Supervisors Election LINK
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