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Voting News: Another e-voting suit in Webb Co TX. Avi Rubin-Taking back American Idol!

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Tano Tijerina has filed a lawsuit to block e-voting in the Webb Co TX runoff election. Atty Balli says the machines always create many problems in Webb County elections and his client wants to make sure each vote counts. Balli was successful in blocking use of e-voting in Webb Co's Democratic primary. Avi Rubin on Taking back American Idol! The news is light today but we'll be back tomorrow.

All this and more in today's voting news below....


MA: State urged to pick up election tab
http://bit.ly/a939Ca
Massachusetts communities spent $7.8 million to hold the special election in January that elected Scott Brown as a US senator.

MI: DOJ objects to law requiring runoffs in some school board elections
http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/006365.html

NH: Voting machines cannot be trusted (presentation April 7)
http://sentinelsource.com/articles/2010/04/01/opinion/letters_editor/free/id_396093.txt

NY: New voting machines still cause concerns
http://tinyurl.com/ygv2ykw

NY: Fate of old voting machines being mulled
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20100401/NEWS05/304019927
MASSENA -- Now that St. Lawrence County's 115 lever-style voting machines can no longer be used, the Board of Elections is trying to decide what to do with them.

OH: Ohio Supreme Court Puts Constitution Party Candidate on Primary Ballot, Sets Valuable Precedent
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/03/31/ohio-supreme-court-puts-constitution-party-candidate-on-primary-ballot-sets-valuable-precedent/

OK: Election Fraud Bill Moves Forward (voter registration fraud)
Bill Seeks To Increase Fines For Violators
http://www.koco.com/politics/23019598/detail.html
The measure also adds fraudulent use of an absentee and making a false application to an absentee ballot a felony.

PA: Redistricting and Judicial Elections in Pennsylvania
http://electls.blogs.wm.edu/2010/03/31/redistricting-and-judicial-elections-in-pennsylvania/

SC: ACLU Urges Department Of Justice To Object To Changes In County Board Elections In South Carolina
http://tinyurl.com/ygkw7qy

TX: Suit filed to ban electronic voting machines in run-offs
http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/89653532.html
Balli recently represented Louis Bruni, who was also successful in making sure electronic voting machines were not used in the democratic primaries


National

Taking Back American Idol
Avi Rubin.
http://avi-rubin.blogspot.com/2010/04/taking-back-american-idol.html
A couple of years ago, I noted in my blog a vulnerability in the American Idol voting system. There is a memory leak in the server that they use to tally votes, and the phone system they have implemented is vulnerable to dialer spoofing and scripted dialing

Happy Census Day! Here's what's at stake.
http://bit.ly/aac8Ri

New law allows military spouses to keep residency for voting purposes
http://www.eielson.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123197327

ElectionlineWeekly -- April 1, 2010 (pdf newsletter)
http://bit.ly/9fOdXa

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