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'Daily Voting News' For September 26, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org There are more reports from Pennsylvania today regarding county's mitigations for the failure of their voting system vendor, Advanced Voting Solutions, to get necessary changes through the federal test and certification phase. The problem is not with the counties or the state; the problem is all AVS. Yet, the counties are trying to figure out what to do until their machines are alright for use and how they are going to pay for it. The state is commiserating with the counties and offering to pay the tab or a large part of the tab. Why is the bill not being paid by the people responsible for the failure? Why is AVS not being told to pay for any necessary actions by the counties? And why aren't the League of Women Voters, Common Cause PA, and local and state election integrity groups joined together to demand that AVS pay the bill or get out of the state?

It looks like the Democrats may have failed again. The nomination of Hans von Spakovsky, and three other nominees, has passed out of the Senate Rules Committee with a "no recommendation". His nomination now goes to the floor for debate (maybe). Sen. Nelson (D-NE) told the committee chair, Feinstein, that he would vote for von Spakovsky, thus going against a whole list of civil rights organizations and members of the House who are against the nomination of von Spakovsky. I guess von Spakovsky can share today's "Enemy of Democracy" with his new bestest friend, Sen. Ben Nelson....

  • NAtional: House Members Ask Senate Committee to Deny FEC Position to Partisan Hack LINK
  • NAtional: Dem Defection Sends Voter Fraud Guru to Full Senate LINK
  • NAtional: Democrats Pass the Buck to Full Senate on GOP 'Voter Fraud' Zealots FEC Nomination LINK
  • NAtional: Supreme Court to decide if Voter-ID laws are Unconstitutional LINK
  • NAtional: The Court Decides to Consider Voter ID: Good Grounds to Worry on the Morning After LINK
  • NAtional: McClatchy: Ohio, Florida Republicans Hoping to Cage Voters in '08 Election LINK
  • AL: Morgan County - Probate judge plans to put voting machines under watch in Morgan LINK
  • CA: CA Secretary of State Files Felony Charges for Fraudulent Signature Gathering on Ballot Initiative LINK
  • CA: Santa Clara County - No Election Day Voting Delay in Santa Clara County LINK
  • CT: Principal Tells Board Concerns About School as Polling Place LINK
  • FL: Nonprofits Challenge Two Florida Laws Regulating Voter Registration LINK
  • FL: Pinellas County - Pinellas voters get sneak preview of possible poll systems LINK
  • NY: NY asked to reject ATM-style voting machines LINK
  • OH: Hancock County - Loss of voting machines in Findlay flood may slow voters LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - With six weeks to go, voting still a mystery LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Phase out schools as polling places LINK
  • PA: Wayne County leasing scanners for election LINK
  • PA: Westmoreland County - County's old voting machines going ... going ... LINK
  • Virgin Islands - U.S. Virgin Islands Constitutional Convention stalled in delegate election dispute over voting machine ballot design LINK
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