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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

For the amount of problems the EAC has faced in its short history one would think that it would be important that the President would fill openings on the commission with people who have experience and who meet the requirements mandated by the Help America Vote Act. In fact the President ignored the HAVA requirements and nominated Caroline Hunter to take the seat being emptied by time-limited Paul DeGregorio. Ms Hunter's only elections experience was as one of the Bush-Cheney attorneys challenging voters in Ohio in 2004 and she is presently serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. Newsday correctly asks the Senate to 'question Hunter closely on her background and make an enlightened decision on whether her experience meets the statute's requirements'. / The regressive voter ID law in Missouri is being challenged in state supreme court while the Arizona law was blocked in Federal Appeals court. / Newton Co Arkansas has asked the state to allow them to use paper ballots at the polls. They are not confident in the ES&S DREs that have failed them in the past two elections....

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  • AZ: Appellate court blocks enforcement of Arizona voter ID law LINK


  • AZ: Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Voter ID Law LINK


  • CA: Alameda County - Suit questions security of county voting system LINK


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