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'Daily Voting News' For March 26, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Today's 'Featured' article begins, "Florida's Department of State is proposing a few strategically placed words that would gut Florida Statute 104.29, a brief but powerful law that currently offers Florida citizens their greatest protection for election observation. The altered language is buried on page 61 of a 68-page elections bill1 still in draft form, which, as soon as it is finalized, will be presented to the State Legislature for approval.

Also 'Featured' are two press releases from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's website with regards to new legislation that will help military and overseas voters.

Correction: In this space yesterday I inferred that Humboldt Co had made the decision to move from Premier/Diebold to another vendor based on the problems encountered by the county in the Nov. 2008 elections. In fact the decision to change vendors had been made before that election....

  • Featured - FL: A New Attack on Civil Liberties by Florida's Secretary of State LINK
  • Featured - National: Reps. Maloney and Honda Introduce Bill Protecting Rights of Military and Overseas Voters LINK
  • Featured - National: Reps. Maloney and Honda Introduce Bill to Bring Oversight to Voting Program Office for Americans Abroad LINK
  • National: Excerpts of the CIA analyst's warning to EAC about cyber vote fraud that have not been made public LINK
  • National: CIA Cybersecurity Expert Calls Into Question Security of Electronic Voting LINK
  • National: New Revelations Provide More Evidence Paperless Voting Not Safe LINK
  • National: Diebold's Chief Financial Officer, VP Steps Down Under SEC Investigation LINK
  • National: 3 Questions: Charles Stewart on voting survey LINK
  • MN: Columnist - Coleman v. Franken: Will the ThreeJudges report to the Senate? LINK
  • MT: Montana Now Requires Post-Election Audits of Vote-Counting Machines LINK
  • NY: Justice sues New York over military voters LINK
  • NY: Loser seeks to block Hempstead election certification LINK
  • NY: Erie County – ES&S Withdraws Op-Scans from Erie County Test Run LINK
  • OH: NEW FREE PRESS STUDY REVEALS: More than a million Ohio voters purged in run up to 2008 election – Republican Party wanted 800,000 more purged LINK
  • OH: Hardball In Ohio & The Lost Ballots LINK
  • OK: House committee passes voter ID legislation LINK
  • TN: Opinion - Let's not go back to era of poll tax LINK
  • TX: Voter ID hearing in daylight forecasted and Democrat may fashion deal LINK
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