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Voting News: US Burgers, Ballots, Bogus Polls. Diebold-ing Brazil. Mexico's Bullets and Ballots

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San Joaquin Co California may adopt 100% vote by mail, meanwhile 12,500 mail ballots in Riverside co, in limbo. Assemblyman Brian Nestande introduced AB 2642 to address mail-ballot problems...Indiana online voter reg starts July 1...New York voting machines need simple fix to save 1000s of votes...Supreme Court Reaffirms Ban on Soft Money...Burgers & ballots & election transparency as mainstream issue...Brazil buys Diebold voting machines...In Mexico,"intimidation and corruption will likely lead to the courts ultimately ruling on the results of up to half of the races"...Protect the Internet, but How?

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

CA: Bill would allow outstanding election ballots to be counted(AB 2642)
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100629/NEWS0301/100629026/Bill-would-allow-outstanding-election-ballots-to-be-counted- Bill would allow outstanding election ballots to be counted

CA: Hearings for important election bills are scheduled as follows:
http://www.projectvote.org/blog/?p=669
California - Convenience Voting bill, S 970; Voter Registration Drive bill, A 2101 & Election Day Registration bill, A 1531

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CA: Report: Replace polling places with mail-in ballots
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100629/A_NEWS/100629833/-1/NEWSMAP STOCKTON -- Ditching polling places in favor of mail-in ballots would save San Joaquin County $500,000 a year, according to a grand jury report released Monday.

CT: Merrill, Garcia discuss contributions, increasing participation,and DeRosa's exclusion from debate http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3319

IN: Indiana will begin online voter registration July 1
http://www.wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=12727182

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ME: Portland Charter Commission to take up two key issues Thursday
Commissioners could propose ranked-choice voting and veto power for the city's mayor.
http://www.pressherald.com/news/changes-to-citys-charter-must-be-proposed-thursday-_2010-06-29.html

NC: Bladen commissioner cleared of voter fraud allegations
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/06/28/1009889?sac=Home
Blanks acknowledged that she asked poll workers at the second site if she could vote, but she told investigators she was trying to test the computer system's ability to prevent such fraud.

NJ: Passaic County Elections Chief Battles Union Over Firing of Four Workers
click here
97366864_Election_chief_to_challenge_rehirings.html http://is.gd/d9lwC
Freytes has appealed arbitrator Robert T. Simmelkjaer's May 14 finding that her decision to fire the four voting machine technicians was "motivated by anti-union animus," and not simply a cost-cutting move as she maintains.

NY: New York's New Voting System Procedure Could Cost Tens of Thousands of Lost Votes And Disproportionately Impact Communities of Color
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/28-19
Brennan Center, Hazel Dukes, and Others Call for Simple Fix this Monday at City Hall

NY: Ballot Squabble Becomes A Federal Case
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/06/ballot-squabble-becomes-a-fede.html
The voter disenfranchisement suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court today against the New York State Board of Elections basically boils down to voters being asked to play a game of "Red Light/Green Light" -- where the rules make no sense.

PA: Hearings for important election bills are scheduled as follows:
http://www.projectvote.org/blog/?p=669
Felon Voting Rights bill, H 1072 is scheduled to be heard on the House floor today. This bill provides released prisoners with voter registration materials

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SC: Associated Press Sees No, Hears No, Speaks No E-Voting System Fraud Nor Failure
100% unverifiable e-voting 'not the droid you're looking for'..
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7918

SC: SC bill on voter ID and early voting could die
http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/06/29/1560302/sc-bill-on-voter-id-and-early.html

SC: SLED and the 5th Circuit solicitor's office to investigate Alvin Greene's financesclick here

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