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Much on internet voting today. Internet security expert Eric Riscorla makes the case "Against internet voting pilots." Technologist Collin Lynch addresses claims that i-voting is convenient: "It bears mentioning that we have to ask, convenient for whom?" and points out that under-served groups are least likely to have easy access to a PC or internet... Vote by Mail, Save $ Lose Democracy? ...DO try this at home? Groups who oppose e-voting in India found a way to force the use of paper ballots: run more candidates than the machines can handle...

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

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AL: McAliley: Berry to be prosecuted
...Berry was removed from office in October 2009 when a Pike County Circuit Court ruling deemed she won the November 2008 illegally.

CA: Court-ordered vote count begins
RIVERSIDE A 24-hour around-the-clock effort has been mounted to count the 12,500 late vote-by-mail ballots that were quarantined after the June 8th election.

Mrs. Dunmore says she's will work closer with the Postal Service to circumvent ballot delivery problems in future elections.
Meantime, county supervisors will consider buying more equipment to speed up future ballot counts
CA: RivPE: Revamp of vote count urged A probe released Thursday into Riverside County's June 8 primary calls for $650,000 in additional equipment to speed future vote counting and better communication between elections officials and the public.

Supervisors ordered the examination June 15 amid revelations that 12,563 mail-in ballots missed the legal deadline due to a mix-up with the U.S. Postal Service and criticism that Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore took too long to count the more than 240,000 votes cast in the election.
Still, formal procedures for handling mail on Election Day are needed, the report concluded. Dunmore already is working on a written agreement with the Postal Service, according to the report.

CO: Computer Glitch Causing Online Voter Registration Errors Voters Who Have Updated Driver's License Information Since April, May Find Error Message Online
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CT: What Do YOU [still] Want?
I said voters want five things and what Connecticut could do about them in the short run (three steps over two years). The two years have past and little has changed:

CT: Unaffiliated voters need to register with a party to vote in primaries

GA: Voting Rights Watchdogs Cite Ethics Issues, Call on Handel to Withdraw
ATLANTA, GA Leaders from two of Georgia's largest voting rights watchdog groups personally appealed today for former Secretary of State (SOS) Karen Handel to withdraw her gubernatorial bid on grounds of unethical conduct during her tenure as Secretary of State.

GA: Minority Groups Join Voting Fight
"The State implemented this matching data base system and we found out that it was having an adverse impact on language and racial minorities,"

NC: The latest on the Citizens United response law in North Carolina
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NM: NM settles lawsuit over voter registration law
Washington, D.C.-based Project Vote is among the groups that sued the state, claiming it has failed to comply with a law requiring the opportunity to register at state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Division.
But, the agreement settles only part of the suit. The groups say the New Mexico Human Services Department hasn't distributed voter registration cards along with applications for public assistance as the law requires.

NM: MVD Voter Registration Process Raises Concerns
MVD Only Providing Forms, Officials Say

SC: Atlantic Beach residents file $50 million suit, fraud alleged The 41-page complaint, which was filed July 2 in the U.S. District Court in Florence, cites several allegations including election fraud, stripping residents of their voting rights, and trying to eliminate the town.

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