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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

A federal judge ruled against Florida governor Jeb Bush and struck down a Florida law that imposes hefty fines on third parties that take too long to submit voter registration forms, saying it threatens free speech rights and unfairly exempts political parties. As reported by the Brennan Center this ruling may affect similar laws in Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico and Georgia. / It appears that Franklin Co. Ohio intends on putting all voting files on line so anyone who wants can download all of the ballots and audit the election themselves. Of course, this is probably subject to change if they find that their ES&S machines had problems and it will happen following all audits and election certification. ...

  • NAtional: Federal Judge Protects The Right To Vote In Florida LINK


  • AR: Sebastian County - Buddhists Pay County For Election LINK


  • CA: Congress Asked California's Permission to Nullify California Election??? LINK


  • CA: What Do Paper Trails and The Gestation Period Of A Baby Elephant Have In Common? LINK


  • CA: San Diego County - Jurisdictional Ruling Expected in CA-50 Election Contest This Afternoon LINK


  • CA: San Diego County - Suit seeking recount of Bilbray election is dismissed LINK


  • CT: Several towns ask for new optical scan voting machines in November LINK


  • FL: Fla. Voter Registration Law Blocked LINK


  • FL: Volusia County - Poll worker fired over touch-screen voting comment LINK


  • MD: Perez can't be taken off ballot, officials say LINK


  • MO: Thousands Will Be Disenfranchised By Missouri's New Photo ID Law LINK


  • NY: Report Finds Voting Machines Error Prone LINK


  • NY: Editorial - Ballot security. Report strengthens case in N.Y. counties for rethinking touch-screen machines. LINK


  • NY: Voting study backs optical scanners LINK


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