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Daily Voting News For January 15, 2007

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2007 03:11 PM
Daily Voting News For January 15, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
"…….all types of conniving methods are still being used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters. The denial of this sacred right is a tragic betrayal of the highest mandates of our democratic traditions and its is democracy turned upside down.
"So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind ­ it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact ­ I can only submit to the edict of others. So our most urgent request to the president of the United States and every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., excerpted from a speech that Dr. King delivered before the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington, on May 17, 1957, three years after Brown v. Board of Education and eight years before the enactment of the Voting Rights Act....
National: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Give Us The Ballot LINK
National: Wrong Winner Chosen Twice by Same Voting Machine LINK
National: Feds tell e-voting testing companies to watch their images LINK
National: EAC scandal grows--Sarasota's "undervote"voting machine models certified by banned lab, Ciber, before untested upgrades LINK
California: Riverside County - Hacking debate gains traction LINK
Colorado: Denver - More stability needed in elections office LINK
Florida: Editorial - 'No choice?' Good choice LINK
Florida: Martin County - Voters ask for paper trail, but costs high LINK
Illinois: Technology (and booze): Our friends on election day LINK
Montana: Sheridan County - Sheridan vote review now opened LINK
North Carolina: Forsyth County - Board of Elections wants public help LINK
New York: Tech Support – E-Vote LINK
Ohio: Butler County - Don't rush to build new elections office LINK
Pennsylvania: Centre County - County group to tell state official of voting concerns LINK
CAnada - E-voting: the next wave of democracy? 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 Scoop.**
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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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