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'Daily Voting News' For April 15, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Today the House GOP members managed to block Congressman Rush Holt's emergency voting bill with a 239 ┬ľ 178 vote; 2/3 majority was required for passage. It is unknown at this time what the next move will be. Maybe an all-out ban on DREs? The bill would get no where but it would bring the Election Integrity Community back together.

Today is "Match Day" for Sequoia. Can they satisfy Smartmatic with a matching offer that will save themselves from Hart Intercivic? And, if they do will they have enough funds left to continue paying their contracts and employees? ...

  • NAtional: Surprise: Election Reforms Politicized LINK
  • NAtional: Avoid Corporate Crime - Hand Count The Paper Ballots LINK
  • NAtional: GOP Objections Mean Uncertainty for Paper Ballot Bill LINK
  • NAtional: Holt Blasts Republicans for Blocking Emergency Voting Bill LINK
  • NAtional: House GOP Leaders and White House Deliver Blow to Verifiable Election LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Supervisor of elections has vexing blind spot LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - Final voter filings for county up 6,000-plus LINK
  • MO: Paper ballots required under Missouri legislation LINK
  • NJ: The NJ/Sequoia Voting System Mess Unraveled and Reraveled LINK
  • NY: Albany County - Help at polls for disabled voters County lawmakers expected to OK $1.6 million plan to buy 210 ballot-marking machines LINK
  • OH: Brunner: Counties should be permitted to hold mail-only elections LINK
  • OH: Brunner proposes mail-only elections LINK
  • OK: OK voters required to show ID at polls LINK
  • PA: Pennsylvania's Primary: Paperless and Unverifiable LINK
  • PA: Carbon County ready for primary LINK
  • WV: Cabell voters will see touch screen voting again this primary LINK
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