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'Daily Voting News' For February 06, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Today has been a huge news day. Two bills were filed in Congress; one that we support (HR-756) and one that we don't. HR-811 (the new HR-550) was filed, with 168 co-sponsors, and became the new Holt Bill. Newspapers began writing editorials and voicing their opinions before any of them could have read the bill. Many groups tripped over themselves in a race to endorse the bill; some without ever having read its contents. One group began, two weeks ago, asking their members to begin making calls to support the bill which was then changed more than once in the ensuing period. VotersUnite will not support this legislation because of its allowance for the continued use of DREs and its corruption of "paper ballot". At this time, we will also not work against those groups who wish to support the bill. Instead we will stand neutral and report the facts, and an occasional opinion, as we have always done. // It appears that beleaguered Cuyahoga Co. Ohio elections boss, Michael Vu, is to be removed from his job. // Also being reported from Ohio is that the new SOS has asked the state auditor to do a complete audit of the SOS office over the past two years. Blackwell seems to have left a mess and a few problems....
  • NAtional: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's Executive Director Oversaw Failed Voting Machine Test Labs in Earlier Role as Well LINK
  • NAtional: Rep. Holt's New Election Reform Legislation Filed Today in U.S. House LINK
  • NAtional: Split vote on election machines LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Electronic vote backup will keep elections honest LINK
  • NAtional: Representative Rush Holt Introduces Election Reform Legislation LINK
  • NAtional: Rep. Holt reintroduces bill to require paper trails for voting LINK
  • NAtional: Holt Reintroduces Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act LINK
  • NAtional: Rep. DeGette Introduces Legislation Calling for Electronic Pollbook Standards LINK
  • NAtional: Congressman renews push for e-vote paper trails Holt wants to mandate transparency, chain of custody, verifiability LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Voting reform needs more than paper trail LINK
  • FL: Opinion - 'Charlie and Rob Show' touches reality LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Back to the future in Florida LINK
  • FL: Voting officials in a frenzy again Broward and Miami-Dade election officials are scurrying to learn more about the governor's plan for new voting machines. LINK
  • FL: Explore options for voter verifiable paper ballot LINK
  • FL: Florida: Let's Clarify the Real Choice in Election Systems LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Limited Investigations LINK
  • MN: Townships seek help from state on voting mandate LINK
  • NJ: Require a paper trail of all votes LINK
  • NJ: Ulster County - Ulster County to explore voting by mail LINK
  • NY: GOP and Dems spar over voter intimidation LINK
  • OH: Secretary of state wants office audited LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - BOE Chairman: Michael Vu To Leave Elections Post LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County's Election Problems LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County elections chief resigns LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Board Of Elections Statement On Michael Vu's Resignation LINK
  • OH: Stark County - Cold weather won't stop election or voters LINK
  • VA: Touch-screen voting is a failed experiment LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**
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