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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org 4 days until Election Day.

This from a statement by U.S. Rep. John Lewis this morning, during a state Capitol press conference to discuss those long waits to vote:

"We are requesting that the Secretary of State [Karen Handel] use Florida and North Carolina as an example. We ask that she extend early voting in Georgia through Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We believe the number of poll workers should be increased at polling sites where a large turnout is expected.

"She must increase the number of voter registration machines at locations where there is large turnout, and we are calling on Governor [Sonny] Perdue and Karen Handel to request emergency voting rights pre-clearance from the Department of Justice to clear the path for these changes.

"My office is preparing a letter right now, advising the Attorney General Mukasey of these issues in Georgia and encouraging him to grant emergency pre-clearance, when it is requested."

It is still unknown whether the state is interested in letting their citizen's voices be heard....

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  • FL: Polk County - Early voting extension not an issue in Polk LINK
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  • GA: Computer issues create long voter lines in Atlanta LINK
  • GA: U.S. Rep. John Lewis offers to help clear the way for emergency weekend voting LINK
  • GA: Georgia early voting shatters turnout prediction LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Judge to hear ballot suit today Election officials say lawsuit over absentee voting is overreaction; Republicans say they just want to see the law followed LINK
  • IN: Vigo County - Blind voter denied ballot, voting help LINK
  • KY: Kentucky assails PBS-YouTube video vote project LINK
  • MI: Voter suppression is un-American LINK
  • NM: High court orders law followed on vote-counting LINK
  • OH: Documents reveal how Ohio routed 2004 voting data through company that hosted external Bush Administration email accounts LINK
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  • OH: Knox County - Directives driving up election costs LINK
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