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Voting News: The Color of Money. Alabama election computer accessed impropery?

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SC: *Don't blame voting machines*
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jun/19/dont-blame-voting-machines/
"Steve Skardon, executive director of the Palmetto Project, said South Carolina's election system is accurate and reliable.
He fears the unsubstantiated claims might have "caused irreparable harm to the public's confidence in our election system."

SC: Send Letter to Editor of the Post and Courier: letters@postandcourier.com The Post and Courier -Main number 843-577-7111 TO OUR READERS: If you have questions or comments about articles or photographs in The Post and Courier, write us at 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403, or e-mail us at publiceditor@postandcourier.com

SC: Voters Unite database of voting machine failures in South Carolina
http://tinyurl.com/sc-votingmachine-problems

SC: Voting Integrity Groups Call for Investigation of South Carolina Voting Systems
http://www.voteraction.org/news-article/2010/voting-integrity-groups-call-investigation-south-carolina-voting-systemsIn light of questions raised around results of the South Carolina Democratic Party primary race for US Senate, Common Cause and Voter Action request the South Carolina State Elections Commission take immediate steps to launch an investigation of the state's voting systems, as well as preserve voting data for a thorough investigation...

TX: Candidate withdraws contest of Weatherford City Council Election
http://parkercountyblog.com/2010/06/18/candidate-withdraws-contest-of-weatherford-city-council-election/It was concluded that without full disclosure of the items requested the ability to pursue enforcement on the basis of the evidence on hand would not be possible outside of a Court of Law.
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I am now aware after visiting with the Texas Secretary of State's Office, the Texas Attorney General's Office, and the Texas Ethics Commission that the Hart InterCivic Electronic voting machines used by Parker County and in various other parts of the State are only 80% reliable.
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Bottom line, it is my hope that the pursuit of this matter has raised awareness in our elected officials of the concerns relating to voting machine reliability and paper ballots are utilized in the future until more reliable voting machines can be produced.

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The Color of Money
http://votingmatters.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/the-color-of-money/
It is disheartening to realize that the green of campaign dollars has so clouded our electoral system that we automatically assume that a candidate without access to gobs of cash will surely lose

ACORN gets 'vindicated' by GAO, but remains in decline
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/104357-acorn-gets-vindicated-by-gao-but-remains-in-declineThe preliminary findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation indicate the controversial grass-roots organization did not misuse the more than $40 million in taxpayer funds it received between 2005-2009

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The History of the Victorian Parliament - The Secret Ballot(video)
http://lawyers-law.com/the-history-of-the-victorian-parliament-the-secret-ballot/
Dr Ray Wright tells of Victoria's innovation; the introduction of the Secret Ballot System...

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