by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn
Riverside County, California public servants want to introduce a ballot issue to ask voters their opinion of electronic voting. But the watchdog group Save R Votes thinks it's a waste of money. ""We don't doubt that people like electronic voting, but it is not safe, transparent or auditable," says Tom Courbat, the group's founder.
Complaints from Georgia about the new citizenship requirement for voter registration are rebutted by Secretary of State Karen Handel, who argues that the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud. She claims discrimination by the federal government, arguing that it's not fair that Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Bruner can take actions favorable to her party without federal oversight, but Handel can't do the same in Georgia. The debate about voter ID continues in Texas and South Carolina with some machine problems from Mississippi, Michigan, and Ohio....
CA: County exploring advisory vote on electronic voting LINK GA: GOP Governor signs divisive 'voter ID law' to further disenfranchise minority and poor in 2010 elections LINK GA: SOS Karen Handel's Weekly Update LINK KY: Clerk's office closes after judge rules in Lowe's favor (absentee ballots reverse the outcome, giving the race to the clerk) LINK MI: No-reason absentee voting approved by House LINK MO: Requiring voter ID will do more harm than good LINK MS: Problems plague polls during party primaries LINK MS: Bowering, Peeler win board posts (in election with memory card failure) LINK NH: Rick Lehmann: NH voter fraud could get easier LINK NY: Essex County board votes to keep lever voting machines LINK SC: SC legislative panel to debate voting ID bill LINK TX: Voter ID plan gets more strict in Texas House LINK TX: Are Republicans Trying to Kill Voter ID? LINK
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