Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Today has been a huge news day. Two bills were filed in Congress; one that we support (HR-756) and one that we don't. HR-811 (the new HR-550) was filed, with 168 co-sponsors, and became the new Holt Bill. Newspapers began writing editorials and voicing their opinions before any of them could have read the bill. Many groups tripped over themselves in a race to endorse the bill; some without ever having read its contents. One group began, two weeks ago, asking their members to begin making calls to support the bill which was then changed more than once in the ensuing period. VotersUnite will not support this legislation because of its allowance for the continued use of DREs and its corruption of "paper ballot". At this time, we will also not work against those groups who wish to support the bill. Instead we will stand neutral and report the facts, and an occasional opinion, as we have always done. // It appears that beleaguered Cuyahoga Co. Ohio elections boss, Michael Vu, is to be removed from his job. // Also being reported from Ohio is that the new SOS has asked the state auditor to do a complete audit of the SOS office over the past two years. Blackwell seems to have left a mess and a few problems....
NAtional: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's Executive Director Oversaw Failed Voting Machine Test Labs in Earlier Role as Well LINK
NAtional: Rep. Holt's New Election Reform Legislation Filed Today in U.S. House LINK
OH: Cuyahoga County - Board Of Elections Statement On Michael Vu's Resignation LINK
OH: Stark County - Cold weather won't stop election or voters LINK
VA: Touch-screen voting is a failed experiment LINK
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