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General News    H3'ed 7/3/09

'Daily Voting News' for July 2-3, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

While the goals of the U.S. and the Philippines seem to be the same regarding elections -- fair and fraud-free, their methods are diametrically opposed. The Philippines is desperate to get away from paper ballots and automate their elections, and the U.S., having been there done that, is heading in the opposite direction.

Happy Independence Day! We're taking the weekend off....

  • National: New York Times, Rep. Holt, Still Misrepresenting Contents of Controversial Election Reform Bill LINK
  • IL: Judge to decide if uninitialed ballots count in RI race LINK
  • MI: Clerks say overseas military balloting needs fix LINK

    (A sensible solution in our opinion.)

  • MN: Another "winner" in a tied election LINK
  • TX: Texas Legislature begins special session LINK

    (Voter ID bill will not be included.)

  • Iran: Unfolded Ballot Slips in the Boxes LINK
  • Philippines: Enrile raises more election questions LINK

    (Quote from the article: But Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said, "Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to be the canvasser for president and vice president. But if the election is automated, what will we canvass?")

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