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Voting News: Hackers invade Colorado SOS site. SC Voting machines "buggy...exploitable'

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Still trust the internet with your votes? Hackers invade Colorado SOS site-"criminals are altering corporate information through the secretary of state's website and using the falsified data to obtain credit and loans."...NY Ballot case now seeks DNA...Paper please: "The citizens of South Carolina deserve better than buggy, unstable and exploitable elections." says Dr.Duncan A Buell...Hearing Set for North Carolina Ballot Access Case...Is your ballot really secret?...Voter Registration in a Digital Age...

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


AL: Autauga Co: DA finds no multiple voting occurred
http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/006413.html
there was only one vote cast by the person who was alleged to have voted several times..

CO: Hackers falsifying data on businesses to obtain loans(SOS website)
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_15527827"We created a system in Colorado, which is extraordinarily easy to use, one of the cheapest and one of the most electronic in the country," Buesch er said. "Unfortunately, that opened the doors for the bad guys."

GA: Kemp Announces Expansion of Driver's License Bar Code Scanner Pilot Project for General Primaryhttp://www.theweekly.com/news/2010/July/14/bar_code.html
The bar code scanners do not change the check-in process in order to vote in an election. Voters must still complete a voter's certificate at their polling location. As required by Georgia law, poll workers must also check each voter's photo identification to ensure that it matches the vote

GA: MALDEF and GALEO join lawsuit in order to defend voting rights act
http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/8770584/article-MALDEF-and-GALEO-join-lawsuit-in-order-to-defend-voting-rights-act?instance=home_news_lead_story
Today, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) filed legal papers opposing an attempt by the State of Georgia to implement new voter registration procedures that discriminate against minority voters. Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) represents GALEO in the legal effort...

IL: Election workers questioned in state's attorney trial
http://register-news.com/local/x961150643/Election-workers-questioned-in-states-attorney-trial

MA: Massachusetts Senate Passes National Popular Vote Bill
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/07/16/massachusetts-senate-passes-national-popular-vote-bill/ On the evening of July 15, the Massachusetts Senate passed H4156, the National Popular Vote Plan bill for electing the president. The bill had passed the House in June. The bill needs one more procedural vote and then it goes to the Governor's desk

MA: Winner-take-all bill is OK'd by state Senate
click here
winner_take_all_bill_is_okd_by_state_senate/http://bit.ly/aLB4ey
The state Senate approved a bill last night that would give all 12 of the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, one of three key votes the chamber took during a busy night on Beacon Hill.

MN: MCDONALD ON VOTER FRAUD ALLEGATIONS IN MINNESOTA
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/016434.html The answer to Rick's question "Did Enough Illegal Felons Vote in Minnesota in 2008 to Tip the Balance to Al Franken?" is no. According to a report produced by Minnesota Majority, to date 10 of 2,921,147 ballots were found to be illegally cast in the 2008 Minnesota general election, for a rate of 0.0003%. Even if all of these illegal ballots included recorded votes cast for Sen. Franken, this is insufficient to alter the outcome of a 225 vote margin.

MN: Olmsted County Attorney investigates allegations of voter fraud
http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=16&a=461402
"We have to verify locally here and look at our records and see that they did vote and in fact that it is that person and not somebody with a very similar name who was an eligible voter," Ostrem said.

NC: N.C. elections investigator says she was held back in Perdue flight probe
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/07/15/97557/nc-election-investigator-says.html
RALEIGH -- The lead investigator at the North Carolina State Board of Elections said Thursday that board chairman Larry Leake ordered her not to interview some witnesses during a probe into 42 undisclosed campaign flights by Gov. Bev Perdue

NC: Hearing Set for North Carolina Ballot Access Case
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/07/16/hearing-set-for-north-carolina-ballot-access-case/

This is the lawsuit, filed in 2008, that challenges the number of signatures needed for a U.S. House independent candidate in North Carolina. The law requires 4% of the number of registered voters

NC: Watt faces ethics investigation into fundraising
http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/07/16/583648/watt-faces-ethics-investigation.html

NY: Jacon refuses to deal with warrants for DNA collection in voter fraud case
http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2010/07/16/news/doc4c40525100b44387244138.txt
But individuals familiar with the investigation say Jacon had recently been handed applications seeking DNA from multiple suspects in connection with alleged fraud in the Sept. 15, 2009 Working Families Party primary. That paperwork would include warrant requests and evidentiary exhibits substantiating claims that collecting the DNA could lead to a criminal indictment,

NY: Village Awaits Federal Review to Release Vote Data
The preliminary report will offer insight and statistical analysis on how Port Chester's voters utilized the new cumulative voting system.
http://portchester.patch.com/articles/village-awaits-federal-review-to-release-vote-data

(appears to be exit poll data, not real vote data)

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