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Voting News: SEC charges Diebold with fraud. McAllen voter fraud case falls apart. India election officials panic

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Diebold Accused by SEC of Fraudulent Accounting, Pay $25 M Penalty..Where Should Election Reformers Target Their Efforts?..California GOP will shift to caucus if open primary passes..Passaic County NJ elections sec charged in $384K ballot postage theft..Mahoning Co OH may cut 40-100 polling places..Hinds TN voting machine probs..McAllen voter fraud case finally falls apart..New "Protect Our Elections" campaign promotes national election protection laws..India's Panicky Election Commission orders Storage Audit of EVMs...

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

AL: Sec. of State responds to info about misleading ballots
The ballots are alleged to be in the same format and color of the Alabama Democratic Conference ballots but bear the name "Alabama Democratic Committee."

AZ: High court refuses to stop Clean Elections
/2010/06/02/20100602supremeclean0602.html The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a one-sentence denial to an emergency request to halt the matching-funds portion of Arizona's publicly funded Clean Elections program. Within hours, the attorneys representing matching-funds opponents asked the high court to reconsider.


FL: Sarasota. 6/03/10 10:30 AM. The Election Merry-go-round Continues.
COURT EVENT SET Event: MOTIONS Date: 06/03/2010 Time: 10:30 am Judge: DEFURIA, FREDERICK A Location: Courtroom 7-C
If anyone was wondering what was going on with Kathy Dent's lawsuit against the Sarasota County Commission here it is.

GA: Fulton, Sandy Springs at odds over Voting Rights Act
Sandy Springs, the first Georgia city to try and bail out of of the Voting Rights Act, on Wednesday drew its first public rebuke, a Fulton County Commission resolution scolding its efforts

GA: Lee County Primary Elections*
_primary_elections/156730/ there are about 300 votes that have not been counted. A data package was left on one machine and the Sheriff's Department had to drive out to the poll and retrieve those numbers

ID: Coin toss decides Kootenai County precinct contest Incumbent, challenger tied for votes in primary

IL: Final Arguments In Vote Fraud Trial. 50th Ward vote fraud trial wraps up.
[Cook County]

MA: National Popular Vote bill receives House approval(goes to Senate nxt)

MS: 2nd district results delayed due to polling problems*
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Because of poll workers' problems in Hinds County, a winner could not immediately be determined in the 2nd District GOP primary.

Election Commissioner Marilyn Avery says some poll workers had trouble transferring information from voting machines. Avery says the machines did not malfunction

ND: Mock, Jaeger disagree over choice of firm(ES&S doubling costs in some cases)
"The secretary of state has taken away county control and replaced it with a top down approach," that takes business away from North Dakota companies, Mock said.
In some cases ESS doubled the cost of services if counties did not use Synergy as their printer. In other cases fees were charged for using an alternative printing company when no cost was attached for using Synergy.

NJ: UPDATE: Passaic County elections secretary charged in $384K ballot mail theft*
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A Passaic County elections secretary was charged Tuesday with stealing $384,000 through a fraud scheme in which she allegedly collected postage on ballots mailed to voters.
Di Lella said the alleged fraud was simply a moneymaking scheme and did not harm the integrity of the election process.

NY: S3584B: Establishes an instant runoff voting method for certain local elections Election Law Committee 6/2)

NY: Dutchess lawmaker opposed to city share of Board of Elections payments
Forman said the cities are being "raped" by this proposal to divvy up elections expenses.

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