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'Daily Voting News' For January 11, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The town of Newfane, Vermont has always hand counted their ballots and the town leaders are asking the voters to continue that act and to turn-down the offer of a Diebold optical-scan machine from the state. Adding to the negative feelings against changing generations of tradition is the fact that the town will get a free machine but would also get an annual bill for maintenance, licensing, and software. / Two new EAC Commissioner's have been nominated. While the Dem. nominee has election's experience and meets the legal qualifications for the job, the Rep. nominee has no election's experience and has only held positions in the RNC and the present administration. She clearly does not have the minimum experience required by HAVA for the position she has been named....
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