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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The headlines from Florida say it all today. The Miami Herald said, "Lawmakers ditch touch-screen machines" while the Sun-Sentinel said, "Bill to replace touch-screen voting with optical scanner sent to Gov. Crist". In a press release, the Florida Voters Coalition said in part, "In a historic vote, the Florida House today unanimously passed CS/HB 537, already passed in the Senate that provides almost all voters paper ballots in time for the 2008 Presidential election, and bans paperless DREs outright by 2012. The bill now goes to the Governor where he's sure to sign it since it's his initiative". Also, the EAC gave the state permission to use their HAVA funds to make the switch-over. And still in Florida, a House committee has now asked the GAO to investigate the District 13 debacle and report back to them....
  • NAtional: "Help America Vote...on Paper - a citizen call for election integrity" LINK
  • AR: Carroll County - Judge rules against Baker in election challenge LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Voting system maker fields Riverside County's security questions LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Voting vendor renews pitch LINK
  • FL: Millions Of Dollars Found For New Voting Equipment LINK
  • FL: Florida gets money to for e-voting hardware swap Feds okay use of money for optical scan e-voting hardware LINK
  • FL: Fla. lawmakers move up state's primary LINK
  • FL: Bill to replace touch-screen voting with optical scanner sent to Gov. Crist LINK
  • FL: Lawmakers ditch touch-screen machines LINK
  • FL: Crist gets voting bill LINK
  • FL: Florida to abandon paperless touch screen voting LINK
  • FL: Governor Crist Applauds Legislature for Boldly Reforming Florida's Elections LINK
  • FL: ACLU Applauds Florida Legislature for Scrapping Flawed Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: Florida to dump touch-screen e-voting systems Legislature passes bill to swap in optical-scan hardware LINK
  • FL: Florida Moves To Paper Ballots! LINK
  • FL: FL-13 task force will turn over investigation to GAO LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Feds now probing Sarasota County vote LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - From CQ Today: Task Force to Probe Alleged Voting Machine Glitch in Disputed Florida Race LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - House panel sets GAO probe of Sarasota vote LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Sarasota race to be examined LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Election Inquiry Begins U.S. House panel studies irregularities in District 13 that caused dispute. LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - House panel starts an election inquiry LINK
  • FL: Manatee County - Manatee activists divide along party lines in wake of D-13 probe LINK
  • LA: Lawmaker suggests mail-in voting system for La. elections LINK
  • NJ: Passaic County - Recount of tied board race begins LINK
  • NY: Rensselaer County - Voting machine draws scrutiny LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Changes at troubled Ohio elections board to get first test LINK
  • TX: Houston - County Uncovers Voter Fraud Plot LINK
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