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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org According to today's 'Featured' article: With record voter turnout expected at the polls this November, the Election Protection coalition, which includes the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Rock the Vote say they have prepared the largest and most comprehensive election watch effort ever undertaken.

"We're confident that we can help millions of Americans overcome obstacles to make sure their votes count," said Jonah Goldman, director of the National Campaign for Fair Elections, part of the Lawyers' Committee.

The primary tool will be a toll-free phone number, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (and its Spanish counterpart 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA), a nonpartisan confidential voter services hotline. ...

  • Featured - National: Nation's Largest Election Protection Coalition Launches Hotline, Website LINK
  • National: GAO report: e-voting vendors causing problems for states LINK
  • National: 2008 election results to be routed to private middlemen in Illinois, Colorado & Kentucky LINK
  • National: MIT E-Voting Project To Analyze Experience Of Voters in Election LINK
  • National: Counting On Computers To Count The Votes LINK
  • National: Democrats Guard Against GOP Voter Intimidation LINK
  • National: Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story LINK
  • National: Election panel: Odds of e-voting fraud low But one dissenting member says voting machines make fraud more likely. LINK
  • National: Protecting The Vote LINK
  • National: Security Expert Warns Of Rigged Election LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County Overseas and Military Voters Instructed to Use Sample Ballots as Official Ballots - Overseas Vote Foundation Offers Back-up "Vote-Print-Mail" Ballot https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/files/LA%20County_OVF%20Voter%20Alert%20(30Sep08).pdf
  • CA: Group accused of voter fraud in San Bernardino County also gets trouble in Ventura County LINK
  • CT: Downsizing Newspaper Recommends Downsizing Registrars LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Critics say Hillsborough elections chief using education fliers to campaign LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - McFall has 'no comment' for Beacon reporter who donated to Pynchon campaign LINK
  • MN: Networks sue Minnesota over exit poll limits Several major news organizations sued the State of Minnesota for its law restricting pollsters access to voting places. LINK
  • OH: Voting for students LINK
  • OH: Voting begins today in Ohio LINK
  • OH: Will Mike Connell Avoid Testifying on Cyber Rigging Until after the 2008 Election? LINK
  • OH: GOP Consultant Subpoenaed in Case Alleging Tampering with 2004 Election LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County voting-equipment check continues after delayed start LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Election director points finger LINK
  • TX: San Patricio County - San Patricio OKs polling compromise Early voting sites now scheduled for longer, later LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

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