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Voting News: Damn the science view riles internet voting critic. EAC i-voting plan breaks law. UK election-No Diebold!

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"Damn the science,Damn the integrity; If it feels good do it!" attitude riles CTvoterscount.org - response to comments in NYT article on Internet voting...The EAC violated law in proceeding with Internet voting system guidelines says Voter Action. "If allowed to proceed, the US Election Assistance Commission will place at risk the votes of hundreds of thousands of military and overseas voters," ~ John Bonifaz, Voter Action...Rep Rush Holt intros 2 new promising election bills...'Citizens United was a shot across the bow'...UK Electoral Commission 'lacked grasp of reality'...

All this and more in today's voting news below....

CA: KQED Radio Makes Maldonado-Winger Debate on Prop. 14 Available (podcast)
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/05/10/kqed-radio-makes-maldonado-winger-debate-on-prop-14-available/ fascinating discussion.

CA: California: Santa Clara County election commission finally set to meet

CO: Aspen election spurs flurry of complaints
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100511/NEWS/100519961/-1/RSS ...the alleged failure to certify and adequately test the new voting system, the failure to ensure anonymity in voting and the use of a private firm, TrueBallot Inc., to help conduct the election though its representatives were not legally qualified to do so.

CO: Harvie Branscomb's Letter of Complaint to Aspen Election Commission 5.10.10

"...Aspen has a host of impediments to citizen oversight inherent in its character. Most of these deserve observation, analysis and remediation. I am staggered by the extent to which citizen activism in Aspen is met with a range of emotions from disregard to outrage."

GA: New Law in Ga. Gives (Republican) Governor Power over (Democratic) Attorney General in Handling VRA Section 5 Litigation

KY: Voters in 42 counties expected to use new voting machines for primary(escans)
The new system provides a voter verified paper record.
Officials say voters, precinct officials, and county clerks liked the machines.

MA: Massachusetts picks up tab for special election

MN: City council actions :: Korbel confirmed (Minneapolis)
The continuing cost of RCV: $244,000

NC: State, feds investigate elections allegations in Bladen Co.
http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/22701 (also double voting)
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- From vote buying to violations of a federal law, state and federal elections investigators have their hands full with Bladen county. There's not one or two but three investigations into recent elections and candidates.

NJ: Judge may split Atlantic City voter-fraud case into more than 1 trial

NY: Setting the Record Straight on New York Uprising
click here
straight_on_new_york_uprising/ http://bit.ly/a1o53o The Brennan Center never provides material support to efforts to influence the outcome of elections.

OH: Election officials reject primary audit

OH: Elections board members fire employee for Facebook comments

SC: ACLU to Argue in Appeals Court That South Carolina's Ballot Access Law Is Unconstitutional - Group Says "Sore Loser" Statute Violates Free Association Rights

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