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'Daily Voting News' For January 07, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Today is another busy day with news. The "Supremes" are about to hear the Voter-ID case and The New Yorker actually printed an article on the lack of voter fraud.

There is also a new report put out by Common Cause that addresses Vote-By-Mail.

Also be sure to read the "The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex Chokes Our Democracy" from Cleveland Free Press. It gives a lot of background about how we got where we are now and who is behind it.

And I have to mention that there is an editorial for a state that I think I may have mentioned only once or twice before in the four-year history of "Daily Voting News"; Oklahoma and any previous mention was not due to problems with their machines. You see, in 1992 Oklahoma bought ES&S Optech III-P Eagle optical-scan machines then immediately kicked ES&S out of the state. Since then Oklahoma has done all ballot printing, software updates, ballot definitions, and maintenance themselves. They don't have problems. ...

  • NAtional: Voter ID case could affect election laws LINK
  • NAtional: Voter ID Laws Are Set to Face a Crucial Test LINK
  • NAtional: Columnist - Fraud Alert LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - A Paper Trail for Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: Response to NY Times Magazine cover story:"Can you count on voting machines?" LINK
  • NAtional: Getting it Straight for 2008: What We Know About Vote by Mail Elections, and How to Conduct Them Well LINK
  • NAtional: The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex chokes our democracy LINK
  • NAtional: Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections LINK
  • NAtional: The Establishment's Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: Voter I.D. requirements reduce political participation, study finds LINK
  • NAtional: Vote Hope 2008 :3: Mark Ritchie LINK
  • CA: Solano County - Cloutier to contest manual recount of Vallejo mayor's race LINK
  • CO: 54 Colorado Counties Not Prepared For Election LINK
  • CO: Ouray County - State Decertifies Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • GA: Cobb County - Kennesaw's election do-over LINK
  • IA: The Iowa Un-Caucus LINK
  • IN: Voter ID law going before high court State says it prevents fraud; critics call law an unnecessary burden LINK
  • KY: Legislators likely to debate election changes LINK
  • MN: One citizen, one vote, one form of ID? LINK
  • ND: Supreme Court voter ID case unlikely to affect N.D. rules LINK
  • NH: "First in the nation" (with corporate controlled secret vote counting) LINK
  • NJ: New Jersey lawmakers consider ballot safeguards LINK
  • NJ: Giblin Bill Moving Division of Elections to Department of State Signed Into Law LINK
  • NJ: NJ Secretary of State taking over elections from AG LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Ohio election 'quick fix' is dicey LINK
  • OH: Opinion - Wrong message In the name of fixing things, Ohio's secretary of state is undermining voter confidence LINK
  • OH: Opinion - Ohio's system works well for voters LINK
  • OH: Van Wert County - Election ballot will be change of pace LINK
  • OK: Editorial - Iron eagle: State voting system keeps on performing LINK
  • PA: Opinion - Electronic voting LINK
  • TN: Commission guards voters IDs Election official believes personal information safe LINK
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