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'Daily Voting News' for June 17, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

In Florida, Judge Richard Feder ruled in favor of Broward County's Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. In violation of her agreement, Snipes failed to post notices telling voters that a vote for one name on the ballot was actually a vote for Mardi Anne Levey. The judge decided that Snipes failure wasn't intentional, so he didn't hold her accountable.

The situation in Iran is demonstrating that the true measure of an election is its legitimacy – legitimacy of the results and legitimacy conferred to the government, both of which depend on the extent to which the results are believed by all parties....

  • National: H.R. 2894 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot LINK

  • National: Navy Reservist to Run Pentagon's Voting Assistance Program LINK

  • National: EAC Board of Advisors Officers Elected LINK ("The new officers are Jim Dickson of Washington, D.C., chair; Keith Cunningham of Ohio, vice chair; and Terri Hegarty of Michigan, secretary.")

  • National: 83 Percent of Americans Support Voter ID Requirement LINK

  • AZ: Election at a Draw, Arizona Town Cuts a Deck LINK (A most transparent runoff.)

  • CA: Court Upholds Injunction in Voting Machine Case LINK

  • CA: Owner of registration company pleads guilty to voter fraud LINK

  • FL: Broward elections chief not at fault over judge candidate's loss LINK

  • HI: The state Office of Elections may close 66 voting precincts on O'ahu for the 2010 elections to cut election costs during a recession. LINK

  • OH: Ohio settles lawsuit from 2004 election; Challenge filed in Toledo questioned system's legality LINK

  • OH: A Win For Ohio Voters LINK

  • OH: What LWVO v Brunner Settlement Means for Ohio Voters LINK

  • OH: Secretary Brunner Calls On Legislature To Preserve Federal Funding LINK

  • PA: Proposed law would end Pennsylvania's closed primaries LINK

  • TX: Tax dollars being wasted on frivolous voting suits LINK

  • TX: Bay Area Houston: Leo Vasquez whines in an OP-ED LINK

  • TX: Elections bill could reduce problems from voters LINK

  • India: Are electronic voting machines tamper-proof? LINK

  • Iran: Iran's senior ayatollah slams election, confirming split LINK

  • Iran: Opposition leader Mousavi calls for mass rally Thursday in direct challenge to Iran government LINK

  • Iran: The Voting Manipulation Industry in Iran by Mehdi Khalaji LINK

  • Iran: Obama's Iran Abdication LINK

  • Iran: New Protest Builds as Iran Expands Its Crackdown LINK

  • Iran: Zafar Bangash on Iran's Elections LINK
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    John Washburn, Editor

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