All this and more in today's voting news below....
CA: KQED Radio Makes Maldonado-Winger Debate on Prop. 14 Available (podcast)
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/05/10/kqed-radio-makes-maldonado-winger-debate-on-prop-14-available/ fascinating discussion.
CA: California: Santa Clara County election commission finally set to meet
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100511/NEWS/100519961/-1/RSS ...the alleged failure to certify and adequately test the new voting system, the failure to ensure anonymity in voting and the use of a private firm, TrueBallot Inc., to help conduct the election though its representatives were not legally qualified to do so.
CO: Harvie Branscomb's Letter of Complaint to Aspen Election Commission 5.10.10
"...Aspen has a host of impediments to citizen oversight inherent in its character. Most of these deserve observation, analysis and remediation. I am staggered by the extent to which citizen activism in Aspen is met with a range of emotions from disregard to outrage."
GA: New Law in Ga. Gives (Republican) Governor Power over (Democratic) Attorney General in Handling VRA Section 5 Litigation
The new system provides a voter verified paper record.
Officials say voters, precinct officials, and county clerks liked the machines.
MA: Massachusetts picks up tab for special election
MN: City council actions :: Korbel confirmed (Minneapolis)
The continuing cost of RCV: $244,000
NC: State, feds investigate elections allegations in Bladen Co.
http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/22701 (also double voting)
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- From vote buying to violations of a federal law, state and federal elections investigators have their hands full with Bladen county. There's not one or two but three investigations into recent elections and candidates.
NJ: Judge may split Atlantic City voter-fraud case into more than 1 trial
NY: Setting the Record Straight on New York Uprising
straight_on_new_york_uprising/ http://bit.ly/a1o53o The Brennan Center never provides material support to efforts to influence the outcome of elections.
OH: Elections board members fire employee for Facebook comments
SC: ACLU to Argue in Appeals Court That South Carolina's Ballot Access Law Is Unconstitutional - Group Says "Sore Loser" Statute Violates Free Association Rights