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'Daily Voting News' For February 03, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro wants to change the state's voting machines to a paper based system using optical-scan machines. Meanwhile Iowa's Governor and ex-Secretary of State Chet Culver wants to just add a vvpat printer to the state's DREs. Mauro has support from the state's active election integrity community and members of the state legislature from both parties and county election officials from both parties. Culver wants the counties to sink or swim on their own while the state still has over $3M of HAVA money that they can use to partially pay for the change-over. Unfortunately, Culver is in a position to veto any plan that supports Mauro and the voters in Iowa....
  • NAtional: Opinion - A Clearer Picture on Voter ID LINK
  • AR: Benton County - Officials Expect Smooth E-Voting Training aims to avoid past troubles LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - Ex-county clerk lists system faults, job rigors LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Paper ballots likely to mean late nights, slow results LINK
  • CO: Signature verification machines for mail ballots LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Using 2 types of voting machines slows count in Volusia County LINK
  • GA: State ready for first real test of voter ID law, official says LINK
  • IA: Spending voting money on entertainers 'unallowable' LINK
  • IA: Culver, Mauro disagree on how to update voting systems LINK
  • NY: The Fixer LINK
  • NY: DREs Take It To Court Court Asked to Reverse State Ruling Eliminating DREs Judge Expected to Rule on 2/4/8 LINK
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