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February 7, 2009

'Daily Voting News' For February 06, 2009

By JGideon

a collection of local, state, national and international articles on electronic voting and election issues


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of "...he didn't see anything wrong with asking to work for Premier Elections Solutions, despite still managing a public office that owed the company $2.2 million." So claimed Buddy Johnson the former Supervisor of Elections of Hillsborough Co. Florida and often mentioned in this space. Also being reported, "Johnson spent about $2.5 million in federal grants on "voter education," including TV spots, radio ads, mass mailings and print pieces that featured his name and image prominently in the heat of a tight campaign." As I recall Johnson ended-up spending just a fraction of his campaign funds as compared to the newly elected SOE Phyllis Busansky....
  • National: More on Access to Alcohol Breath Tester Source Code LINK
  • National: EAC Certifies MicroVote EMS 4.0 Voting System LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Buddy Johnson asked vendor for job while he was Hillsborough elections supervisor LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Buddy Johnson under fire, says he is being treated unfairly LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Johnson Asked Voting Machine Company For Job LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Openness arrives at Hillsborough County elections office LINK
  • IL: Chicago - Politics ain't beanbag, and ballot bumping proves it LINK
  • MI: Detroit - Council questions Kilpatrick donor's contracts Attorney William A. Phillips owns a company that works on Detroit's electronic voting equipment. LINK
  • MN: Franken asks high court to order election certificate LINK
  • MN: In Senate recount, suddenly geography is crucial LINK
  • MS: Lawmakers still mired in 'toxic' voter ID debate LINK
  • NJ: Assembly suspends mandate for voting-booth paper trails LINK
  • NY: Genesee County - Editorial: Certified voting mess County election commissioners have hands full LINK
  • TN: State to research cost of paper ballots LINK
  • WA: King County – Editorial - Voters pick a pro for better elections 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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    John is the Executive Director of VotersUnite.Org