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'Daily Voting News' For March 30, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Recent reports that Voting Technologies International has gone out of business have apparently been premature but now the company is being sued by past employees, vendors, and Wisconsin labor regulators, all of whom say the company did not pay them for accrued time off, services rendered and reimbursable expenses. How much longer can it be for VTI? Meanwhile a congressional task force will meet April 17, for the first time, to begin discussions of the election in Florida CD-13. The GOP has, so far, chosen to not have any members on this task force. The group will meet with or without a GOP representative. And speaking of Florida, the Governor and Senate seem to be in agreement that DRE voting must go. The state House seems to be holding out. The Speaker of the House is concerned that state funds are going to be used by the counties to correct their bad decisions. And then late this afternoon the GOP majority in one House committee voted to axe any funds for the state to purchase new machines to replace their DREs. Also today, true to its seemingly partisan position the EAC has decided to disown a commissioned study on VoterID and do it again in an attempt to get the result that they want....
  • NAtional: Federal Election Agency Plays Politics with Voter ID Study LINK
  • NAtional: EAC to Launch Comprehensive Study of Voter ID Laws LINK
  • NAtional: "The Right to Count: Democracy v. Electronic Voting" - A documentary by Richard Van Slyke LINK
  • CA: Early primary squeezes review of voting systems Registrars warn secretary of state that August deadline for fixes is unrealistic LINK
  • CA: New California e-voting measure uses hackers to test voting machine security LINK
  • CA: CA-11 - McNerney Election Protection Task Force Releases Election Report with 36 Recommendations LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Voting machines topic at hearing Programmer will discuss vulnerabilities of electronic system LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Expert: Paper ballots are best for Riverside County LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - ELECTIONS HACK TEST: Counter-Challenging Elections Officials on the Truth LINK
  • CA: San Joaquin County - Election officials object to audit LINK
  • FL: Florida Senate: $35M for voting machines LINK
  • FL: Paper Trail Still Lacks Direction LINK
  • FL: Touch vote machines in Senate cross hairs LINK
  • FL: Florida Senate backs new voting machines The Florida Senate has signaled its support to buy new opti-scan voting machines across the state for $35 million. The House, meanwhile, has kept silent on the plan. LINK
  • FL: Legislators look for support to replace controversial touch-screen machines LINK
  • FL: Lawmakers debate voting-machine bill LINK
  • FL: Republicans vote to ax effort for more money for optical voting scanners LINK
  • FL: House panel says no to voting machines that leave paper trail LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Group to start District 13 talks LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Democrats press on with voting probe LINK
  • IL: DuPage County - Elected officials caught in loophole Why some towns won't be able to swear them in LINK
  • MN: IRV shows how to put heart back into our elections LINK
  • NV: Bill seeks accountability report on elections LINK
  • NV: Lawmaker proposes election complaint study LINK
  • NY: When Will New York Upgrade Voting Machines? LINK
  • NY: Council backs paper ballots - Votes unanimously to replace old voting booths LINK
  • NY: Chemung County - New voting machines discussed LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Bennett sues to keep his job on elections board LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Election board chair sues to keep his job LINK
  • PA: Cambria County - County gets 'good report' on machines LINK
  • RI: Commentary: R.I. should require voters to present ID LINK
  • WI: Entrepreneur sued by Microsoft says he was unaware of alleged infractions LINK
  • WV: Beckley councilman wants election overhaul 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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