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Daily Voting News For April 9, 2007

Published: Tue 10 Apr 2007 11:48 AM
Daily Voting News For April 9, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
In his article, “Electric Boogaloo” [see below], Art Levine begins, “For most political controversies, progressives don't need a scorecard to tell the good guys apart from the bad. One would expect that simple dynamic to apply to electronic voting reform, which Democrats have pledged to address during this Congress. But in fact, the thorny issue of voting machines, in the context of a shared desire for a fair, accurate election in 2008 (following one infamous election meltdown after another during the last few cycles), has rendered the fault lines in the debate over reform anything but straight and clear. Simply put, with Democratic control of Congress making meaningful progressive election reform a possibility for the first time in years, the "good guys" are busy battling each other.”...
NAtional: Electric Boogaloo It's good guys vs. good guys in the complicated legislative fight over regulating voting machines. LINK
National: Emily Levy: Voting process needs regulation LINK
Arkansas: Carroll County - Testimony ends in election challenge LINK
California: Columnist: 'CA Counties Must Install Voting Machines Reliable Enough to Withstand REAL Testing' LINK
California: Opinion - Secretary of State Debra Bowen: Californians must know their vote counts LINK
Colorado: Colorado Springs - Vote’s still out on mail polls LINK
New York: New Yorkers Shouldn't Hold Breath For New Voting Machines LINK
Ohio: 2004 Presidential Election Ohio - Kerry Votes Switched to Bush says James Q Jacobs LINK
South Carolina: St. George will have to have second vote in mayoral race LINK
Texas: Lamar County - Voting machine transport an issue LINK
Washington: Snohomish County - Shelved voting machines now help decide student elections LINK
West Virginia: Sec. of State encourages disabled West Virginians to vote LINK
Virgin Islands 2007 Constitutional Convention may force Congress to confront lack of presidential vote & representation 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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