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'Daily Voting News' for June 23, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

Smartmatic, the company, is under fire in the Philippines.

"Why did Florida have high "invalid votes" in 2008? An important new report from Florida Fair Elections Center (FFEC) finds that certain optical scan voting systems contributed significantly to Florida's high invalid vote rate in the 2008 election, while other optical scan systems did not. Invalid votes, which are the combination of overvotes, undervotes and invalid write-in votes, were expected to drop with the statewide use of paper ballot optical scan voting systems. Instead, they increased." Thus begins the press release for today's featured item....

  • Featured: Examining Florida's High Invalid Vote Rate in the 2008 General Election LINK

  • Press Release: Florida Fair Elections Center Announces Flawed voting systems led to lost Florida votes in 2008 LINK

  • National: When Voters Move LINK

  • Press Release: Detailed Reports Offer Guidelines for Permanent Voter Registration LINK

  • National: Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2009 TIMELINE LINK

  • National: UU secretaries of state stress importance of voting LINK

  • National: NAMUDNO v Holder – The Opinion of the Court LINK

  • National: Quelle Surprise! The Unexpected Ruling that Saves Section 5 LINK

  • National: Initial Thoughts on NAMUDNO: Chief Justice Roberts Blinked LINK

  • National: Early News and Commentary on NAMUDNO LINK

  • National: Supreme Court Rules On Voting Rights Act LINK (Check out the audio)

  • National: Get Ready for "Voter Registration Modernization" (or "VRM") LINK

  • IL: RI mayoral recount officially finished LINK

  • MN: KSTP wants to see the rejected absentee ballots and I get all weird and philosophical LINK

  • NH: Supreme Court Decision May "Bail Out" New Hampshire Towns LINK

  • OH: Darnell Nash held on $10,000 bond in voter fraud case LINK

  • OR: Online voter registration passes Senate LINK

  • OR: Coming soon to Oregon: Online voter registration! LINK

  • PA: Civil Rights Commission asks why Obama Justice Dept. let thugs get away with menacing white voters LINK

  • TX: Bay Area Houston: Leo Vasquez releases emails. LINK

  • WI: What if your polling place was just a double-click away? LINK

  • Afghanistan: Afghan Election Commission launches mobile voter registration Afghan Election Commission launches mobile voter registration

  • Iran: Iran Will Not Annul Election Results LINK

  • Iran: The Iranian Election and the Revolution Test Why Voter Outrage was a Bust LINK

  • Philippines: After Briefing, Senators Mixed On Poll Automation LINK

  • Philippines: Comelec cautioned vs signing automation deal LINK

  • UK: Poms should be Aussies to vote: Melham LINK
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    Dave Klein, Editor
    John Washburn, Editor

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