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'Daily Voting News' For September 25, 2008

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Why is it that some election officials in swing-states have decided to discourage voting by college students? The answer seems obvious; they know how a majority of them will vote and they don't want that. According to our "Featured" article one Colorado county election official sent information to one Colorado College and asked that it be promulgated to all students. The information falsely claimed that students from outside the state could not register to vote if their parents claimed them as a dependent on their tax returns. When faced with the truth the official tried to claim that his office had misinterpreted state law and "mistakenly published information that was incorrect." This same disinformation drive has also taken place in Virginia and South Carolina, among others....

  • Featured: National: Election officials telling college students they can't vote LINK

  • National: Some voters aren't waiting until election day to cast ballots
    Some states have begun early balloting, and the presidential campaigns are using it to their advantage by encouraging the process in an effort to win votes before Nov. 4. LINK

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  • National: Election officials target younger poll workers LINK

  • National: Voting Concerns Persist as Election Nears LINK

  • National: Open source could fix e-voting flaws, California secretary of state says
    Proprietary software hides flaws from public, Bowen says LINK

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  • National: Voting in America: Let the Pre-Game Mess Begin! LINK

  • National: As Homes Are Lost, Fears That Votes Will Be, Too LINK

  • National: Doh! Voting Machine Attacks Homer! LINK

  • National: My Vote, My Right Voter Protection Action Across the Nation LINK

  • National: Make sure this election is not stolen LINK

  • National: How About Bailing Out The Election System? LINK

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  • National: Officials say voting system will be stressed in November LINK

  • National: EmTech 08: Audits, Open Source Needed With E-voting LINK

  • AR: Benton County - Election official: Make sure you are eligible to vote LINK

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