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AZ House panel OKs Clean Elections repeal...Students registered to vote in Alamance County run into trouble at polling stations...TN Rep Odom calls for investigation into Benton Co voter purge: "I know firsthand that some of these voters have been registered to vote in Tennessee for more than 48 years," wrote Rep. Odom... TX Atty Gen to investigate Dallas Co absentee ballot fraud ..In Defense of Caroline Hunter...Fed campaign finance bill to address Citizens United gains bi partisan support...the Disappearing Poll Workers...Internet voting on the rise in Canadian municipalities....

All this and more in today's voting news below...

AZ: House panel OKs Clean Elections repeal
http://azcapitoltimes.com/blog/2010/04/21/house-panel-oks-clean-elections-repeal/
The effort to end public campaign financing is backed primarily by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Government for Arizona's Second Century, the lobbying arm of the O'Connor House Project, a group spearheaded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

CO: City proposes task force for November IRV vote
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/140257

CO: How will Aspen be asked to vote on how Aspen votes?
Commission charged with creating scenarios to retain, revise or replace IRV
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100421/
NEWS/100429970/1077&ParentProfile=1058
http://bit.ly/9zD949

CO: For a return to traditional elections (LTE)
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/letter-editor/140250
...Ballots are found in the trash in post offices. Can we really expect that signatures can be absolutely verified?


GUAM: Law limits use of electronic voting terminals
http://www.kuam.com/Global/story.asp?S=12345476

IA: Superviser candidate challenges uncounted absentee ballot
http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=280139
Julia Clark defeated Dwight Nelson by one vote, 54-53. A recount request by Nelson found an absentee ballot cast for Nelson was not allowed because the ballot was not initialed by the Platteville City Clerk's office.

IN: Absentee ballots probed *
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/
Absentee_ballots_probed_4_20_2010/
http://bit.ly/9tVh7v VERNON ...On April 12, Republican sheriff's candidate and former sheriff Earl Taggart reportedly dropped off two absentee ballots at Jennings County Election Office.

The envelopes Taggart delivered had been sealed and re-opened, and the ballots inside were voided, according to Jennings County Clerk Ron Bloemer.

MA: Town opts to have four polling places
http://www.salemnews.com/local/x993507234/Town-opts-to-have-four-polling-places
Selectmen have been grappling with a single polling location after the town consolidated its eight precincts' polls to Danvers High starting with the February 2008 Super Tuesday presidential primary.

NC: Students registered to vote in Alamance County run into trouble at polling stations
http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=3733
...students who had moved housing assignments on campus were no longer able to vote. Early voting, which ends May 1, is the last chance for students to re-register who want to vote in the primary.
...
According to Harwell, many of the students who changed their registration to vote in Alamance County do not realize they have to update it every year.

NV: Independent American Party Senate Nominee Will Appeal Tea Party Ballot Access Ruling http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/04/21/independent-american-party-senate-nominee-will-appeal-tea-party-ballot-access-ruling/

PA: Philadelphia poll workers getting IOU's
http://whyy.org/cms/news/uncategorized/2010/04/20/philadelphia-poll-workers-getting-ious/36276 The agency that runs elections in Philadelphia is having a hard time paying poll workers

TN: Tennessee: Odom calls for TBI to probe voter "purge'
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/apr/20/tennessee-odom-calls-tbi-probe-voter-purge/?breakingnews ...Rep. Odom said he has been told 70,000 Memphis voters and 50,000 Nashville voters have been purged.

TX: Dallas County Judge: Texas Attorney General is investigating local voter fraud allegations (mail in ballots)
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/04/dallas-county-judge-texas-atto.html

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