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'Daily Voting News' for June 09, 2009

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Message Ellen Theisen
by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

This from Harris County, Texas -- the third largest county in the US: "Johnson is the associate voter registrar at the Harris County Tax Assessor Collectors office, but according to state documents, that's just his day job. Johnson is also a paid director of a small company that provides voter data to Republican candidates for office. That company, Campaign Data Systems, billed at least $140,000 in 2008."...

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