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'Daily Voting News' For February 03, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org ABC News [see below] reports this quote: "This is the wave of the future, that states are looking to scrap their electronic touch screens and move to some other system that has a paper trail," said Michael McDonald of the Brookings Institute. "It's not always good to get ahead of ourselves," he said. "The best way of doing elections is just the old-fashioned way, by paper." To which I say: "This wave is the result of the unprecedented work of thousands of Election Integrity activists around the country. Aided by the Internet and new means of communication the Election Integrity community has grown and its voice is being heard. The fight is not over but we have them on the run. // U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) announced that the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, February 7 on "The Hazards of Electronic Voting – Focus on the Machinery of Democracy." The hearing will focus on concerns related to the security and auditability of voting systems used in federal elections, with an emphasis on reported problems in the 2006 federal elections....
  • NAtional: Senate Rules Committee to Hold Hearing on Electronic Voting Problems of 2006 Election Hearing Chaired by Senator Feinstein is first step in the Committee's efforts to address the hazards of electronic voting LINK
  • NAtional: Obama-Schumer and the Advance of Voter-Centered Reform LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - The Right Reform Lawmakers are correct to push for voting changes, but they need to move carefully. LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Pima Dems sue for access to '06 early vote counts LINK
  • FL: Florida Governor Crist Endorses 'Paper Trail' Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Toward a better ballot LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Voting debate cuts in on talk LINK
  • KS: Fate of House seat rests with five ballots LINK
  • OH: Ohio is keeping its touch screens Brunner plans review to improve voting LINK
  • VA: Assembly panel looking to nix touch-screen voting method LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

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