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'Daily Voting News' for June 30, 2009

Message Ellen Theisen

by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

As is so often the case, just when everyone had given up all hope of some resolution of the issue, the MN Supreme Court ruled unanimously to affirm the election contest decision made by a lower court and reject the appeal of the non-prevailing candidate, Norm Coleman. In another violation of expectations, Coleman conceded the November 2008 U.S. Senate race to Al Franken....

  • National: Conservative filmmakers will get another hearing LINK
  • AZ: Let's Begin the Debate on The Merits of This Proposal: Universal Voter Registration LINK
  • IL: Recount battle in court Wednesday LINK
  • MN: Minnesota court rules Democrat Al Franken won Senate seat LINK
  • MN: Coleman concedes (video) LINK
  • MN: Report on the Supreme Court's Decision (video) LINK
  • MN: Text of the Supreme Court's Decision LINK
  • MN: How has the Senate dispute affected your faith in the electoral process? LINK
  • NY: Gotham Gazette: Understanding the Ballot Petitions LINK
  • NY: With Albany in chaos, Board of Elections staff party in Finger Lakes LINK
  • PA: Sixth ACORN worker ordered to stand trial for election violations LINK
  • TN: Secretary of State: 'there is insufficient time' to uphold the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act LINK
  • TX: Governor says session's task is set in stone LINK (Previously headlined, "Perry pressed to add CHIP and voter ID to special session")

  • WI: Voters May Have Another Option to Cast Ballots Next Year LINK
  • Albania: Observers report some flaws in Albania vote, despite improvements LINK
  • Canada: A Vote Against E-Voting LINK
  • Canada: Online voting no cure LINK
  • Iran: Iran Council confirms Ahmadinejad election victory LINK
  • Philippines: Comelec chief: Money, control root of feud between Smartmatic, partner LINK
  • Philippines: Comelec: Smartmatic execs, partner face 15 years LINK
  • Philippines: TIM-Smartmatic given ten days to patch up LINK
  • History: Progressivism Gone Awry? The Price of Ballot Secrecy. LINK (The first step in getting lost is not paying attention to where you were going.)
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