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General News    H3'ed 5/21/09

'Daily Voting News' For May 21, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

The debate on photo voter ID in Texas continues to slow cook, and the particular question of Asian names and voter ID may have nationwide implications. Also in today's news are two government actions (in IL and HI) that show the necessity of citizens' persistence in demanding that the law be upheld. Andrew Appel writes about the testimony of the plaintiff's witnesses in the NJ lawsuit, and plans to follow up with testimony of the defendant's witnesses....

  • NAtional: American Forum: Expanding Voter Participation: The Roadmap is Clear LINK

  • NAtional: Monongalia County Clerk Testifies in Washington D.C. LINK

  • NAtional: Notice of Public Meeting for EAC Board of Advisors LINK

  • CA: Voter-advocacy group praises special election LINK

  • GA: Susan E. Sneathen: Editorial wrong on voting rights LINK

  • HI: Hawaii injunction blocks use of voting machines until rules set LINK

  • IL: NO MEANS NO!: Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Requiring DuPage County to Follow the Law LINK

  • NJ: NJ Voting-machine trial: Plaintiffs' witnesses LINK

  • NY: District suspects voting machine error LINK

  • NY: Johnstown officials blame machine for defeat of bus garage proposal LINK

  • PA: Voters cause some machines to falter LINK

  • PA: UPDATE: Few voters, even fewer troubles at polls LINK

  • PA: Minor voting problems reported LINK

  • PA: Voting helps rehabilitation for state's former inmates LINK

  • TN: Commission picks new administrator LINK

  • TN: Tennessee: Senate to vote on delaying new paper ballot rules LINK

  • TX: House Dems start slow rebellion over voter ID bill LINK

  • TX: Voter ID fight continues, expected to intensify LINK

  • TX: Oh Say Can Yu Vote? LINK (specific TX problems for voters with Asian names may apply nationwide)

  • TX: Voter ID heating up LINK

  • TX: 50 House Democrats oppose floor ... LINK

  • VT: Markowitz encourages high-school-age voters LINK

  • WA: Is Washington's elections record-keeping so bad it's illegal? LINK

  • WA: Legislators work to build confidence in elections LINK

  • Malawi: MISN Interim Statement on Elections LINK

  • West Africa: West Africa needs regional electoral commission LINK
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