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Voting News: The Game of Electoral Fraud. Michigan ends voter purges. Riverside ballot limbo

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The ACLU defends the Voting Rights Act in Alabama...Riverside Co CA delays certification of election results..Judge pleads not guilty of Monroe Co KY vote buying scheme...Michigan Agrees To Stop Unlawful Voter-Purge Programs...Mail ballot fraud charged in Passaic Co NJ...For Clean Campaigns: DISCLOSE and Amend...Magaloni,"The Game of Electoral Fraud and the Ousting of Authoritarian Rule"..Kenya launches online registration program for inmates...Was Oprah online voting contest rigged?

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

AL: Black residents file challenges to Shelby County voting rights suit
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/06/black_residents_file_challenge.html
On Tuesday the ACLU, on behalf of three black Montevallo voters, including City Councilman Willie Goldsmith; a white voter from Sterrett; and the Alabama branch of the NAACP, asked a judge for permission to intervene in the case.
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Last week, six black Shelby County residents, backed by the national NAACP office, filed a motion to intervene in the case to defend the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act.

AL: Is runoff voting same as primary?
Democrats, Republicans have different rules for July 13 election
http://enewscourier.com/local/x1703936998/Is-runoff-voting-same-as-primary

AL: Absentee ballot requests trickle in
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100625/NEWS/100629805/1291?Title=Absentee-ballot-requests-trickle-in"If you vote by mail, you are required to have two witnesses and some form of valid identification,"

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CA: Riverside County delays certification of election results
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-riverside-county-ballots-20100625,0,3380414.story
Some 12,500 mail-in ballots arrived a day after the June 8 primary because they had been forwarded from one post office to another. Activists want them counted.

CA: New election snafu intensifies scrutiny on Riverside County Registrar of Voters after primaryhttp://www.myvalleynews.com/story/48916/
Riverside County supervisors are considering legal action to prevent 12,500 ballots found after the voting deadline in the June 8 primary from being thrown out.
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Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore was prepared to certify the county's election returns Wednesday, but Executive Officer Bill Luna directed her to delay certification after confirming with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen that there was no legal requirement for the process to go forward now.

CO: Judge assures Curry's write-in status
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/141196
A federal judge has ruled against state Rep. Kathleen Curry in a lawsuit that sought to overturn a Colorado law requiring a candidate to register as an independent 17 months before an election to be able to make the ballot

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CT: Hartford Courant Editoral Board interviews SOTS primary candidates
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3292

DC: Some Ward 8 Dems want FBI to oversee mayoral election
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dems_want_fbi_to_o.html http://is.gd/d49Bk Some Democrats in Ward 8 are trying to get the FBI to oversee the D.C. mayoral election because they fear Adrian M. Fenty (D) and his ally, Ron Moten, will pay people to vote in the September primary.
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Moten, the co-founder of Peaceoholics, strongly denies the allegation.

DC: Make sure you can still vote in D.C.!
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/debonis/2010/06/make_

sure_you_can_still_vote_i.html http://is.gd/d49EB
This month, the city Board of Elections and Ethics moved to expunge 93,773 persons from the voter rolls, and to make sure you're not one of them, open up this 21-megabyte PDF file and see if your name appears

FL: Florida Candidate, Kept off Ballot Because Filing Fee Check was Short One Cent, Won't Suehttp://www.ballot-access.org/2010/06/25/florida-candidate-kept-off-ballot-because-filing-fee-check-was-short-one-cent-wont-sue/

Guam: Bill makes promise to cover software debt
http://www.kuam.com/Global/story.asp?S=12707666$140,000 is owed to ES&S for Decision 2008. If the vendor does not receive a commitment from the government that it will pay its debt it will not provide assistance in the upcoming election cycle, GEC staffers will be left handcounting ballots.

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KY: Official, 6 others plead not guilty to vote buying
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/06/25/1323247/official-6-others-plead-not-guilty.html
The Glasgow Daily Times reported that Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green.
Six other people also entered not guilty pleas at the hearing. All seven are charged with vote buying or conspiracy to buy votes in the 2006 election.

ME: City panel crafts compromise on mayor, manager
http://www.pressherald.com/news/city-panel-crafts-compromise-on-mayor-manager_2010-06-25.html

MI: Michigan Agrees To Stop Unlawful Voter-Purge Programs
http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/michigan-agrees-stop-unlawful-voter-purge-programs
Agreement Follows Lawsuit By ACLU And Advancement Project
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DETROIT The state of Michigan has agreed to stop two voter-purge programs that unlawfully disfranchised thousands of Michigan voters in violation of federal law.

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