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'Daily Voting News' For February 24, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/03/03 - 12:41pm
EAC Commissioner Rosemary Rodriguez has tendered her resignation and will return to Colorado to be the State Director for Senator Michael Bennet. Commissioner Rodriguez joins ex-Commissioners Soaries and Martinez who resigned before their term was up and not, like ex-Commissioner Hunter, to take another job in DC. Lawmakers in New Jersey ...
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'Green News Report' - February 24, 2009

Brad Blog - Mon, 2009/03/02 - 11:00pm
It's another edition of the Green News Report on the web! TODAY: The "Obama Effect" on the world, CA water woes, BP's pollution problem, and credit that melts in your landfill, not in your hands... Thanks to Green960 in San Francisco and ActionPoint Online in Phoenix for running the GNR on ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 23, 2009

Brad Blog - Mon, 2009/03/02 - 1:10pm
Tonight’s “Featured” article begins: “The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) works for the People. They don't work for special interests. They don't work for the voting system vendors. The EAC has an obligation, spelled out in their past advisories, public statements and, most importantly, in federal law, to carry out ...
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EAC-Ya: The Nation's Federal Voting System Oversight Commission Refuses to Do Its Job, Answer a Simple Question

Brad Blog - Mon, 2009/03/02 - 1:10pm
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "It is through the Constitution that we control the reins of government and insure that it remains the protector of individual, unalienable Rights - i.e., the servant of the People. "Therefore, it behooves the People to show the Government that the People know what their ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 21 and 22, 2009

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/02/27 - 11:00pm
The Arizona Attorney General’s office has now stepped in and “informally” asked the court to allow the disputed ballots from the ’06 Pima County Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) election to be released to them. The state’s Treasurer presently has authority over the ballots but she is not sure whether to ...
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Dead In Its Tracks: An Anatomy of Norm Coleman's Failed Effort to Contest MN's U.S. Senate Election

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/02/27 - 11:00pm
Guest Editorial by Ernest A. Canning I am a California attorney. After 31 years of practice, I find myself in the enviable position of semi-retirement. As my practice winds down, I have had the luxury to follow the Coleman election challenge closely, both reading court filings and watching a good deal ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 20, 2009

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/02/27 - 11:00pm
Again a majority of the election news is coming from Minnesota. Both the Franken and Coleman camps are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in court and the tax payers are surely footing the bill for a large part of the cost. Eventually the tax payers are going to get ...
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New Version of Holt's Election Reform Bill Would Institutionalize Touch-Screen Voting, Secret Software

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/02/27 - 11:00pm
-- Brad Friedman Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) is preparing to drop a new version of the "Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act" legislation which met so much resistance during the last Congress from both Election Integrity advocates and those opposed to any reform whatsoever alike. A recent draft of the new legislation ...
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Coleman Flip-Flops Yet Again on Counting Rejected Absentee Ballots

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/02/27 - 2:46pm
Two quick updates to the Coleman/Franken Election Contest/Mini-Series playing out in Minnesota, both via TPM's Eric Kleefeld, since we're on another deadline today... 1) All of a sudden yesterday, the trial began rapidly picking up pace for some reason. A record "nine and a half" officials were "sworn in, direct-examined, cross-examined, ...
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Pelosi Tells Rolling Stone She 'Thinks' She Can Foresee Prosecution of Senior Bush Admin Officials

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
In today's Tim Dickinson interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Rolling Stone, it sure seems like she's leaning towards accountability for the criminals in the Bush Administration. Many of her words sound like the correct ones, even if she's a bit too enamored of Leahy's "Truth and Reconciliation ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 19, 2009

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
Here we are again opening our elections system to a vendor and software that has not been tested by any test lab or certified to be used on any voting system. Aspen Colorado is going to hold a mock election using two different modes of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). In ...
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'Green News Report' - February 19, 2009

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
It's our second edition of the Green News Report on the web! Both of us are still celebrating by still getting over colds. In today's report we discuss hamburger Hummers, killing killer whales and pushing back at wingnut anti-environmental disinfo experts (yes, we're talking to you, Rush, Fox and friends!) Got ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 18, 2009

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
Lots of news today. Ex-New Mexico SoS Rebecca Vigil-Giron has some questions to answer regarding use of funds for elections when she was in office. Colorado is talking more about going to all-paper voting in the future. Utah legislators seem to have a fear of a deluge of aliens coming ...
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'Stunningly' Racist Toon of the Moment...

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
Al Sharpton has described Sean Delonas' outrageous editorial cartoon, published in Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, as "stunning". We'd have to agree. UPDATE 2/19/09: Protests grow outside of Murdoch's NY Post building in NYC. Details... LATE UPDATE 2/19/09: NYPost issues unusual apology (they usually do no such thing), and it's also an ...
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Coleman Attorney Says Election 'Fatally-Flawed'

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/02/25 - 11:00pm
[Updated at end of article.] While God may have chosen him, if not the voters of Minnesota, evidence is growing that former Sen. Norm Coleman may be preparing for a "do-over" gambit. We'd offered speculation on this front a week or two ago, and yesterday, following another slog of a day ...
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'Green News Report' - February 17, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/02/24 - 11:00pm
It's our premiere edition of the Green News Report on the web! So we celebrate by both of us having a cold! In today's report we discuss the green in the massive stimulus bill, the undoing of last minute Bush administration EPA regulations, birds flying north for the winter, ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 17, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/02/24 - 11:00pm
Today we have three “Featured” articles. Regular readers will note that we have been warning about the recent call for Internet voting and the fact that the Internet is not secure for elections use. The first two articles clearly bring this concern to the forefront. If the Internet was secure, ...
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Uganda - A Shining City on a Hill?

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/02/24 - 11:00pm
Guest blogged by Steve Heller of VelvetRevolution.us The New Vision (which bills itself as "Uganda's leading website") is reporting under the headline, "Election thieves to be imprisoned", that the Ugandan Electoral Commission is advocating several reforms to Uganda's election laws, and a number of them are excellent ideas which the United ...
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'Daily Voting News' For February 16, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/02/24 - 11:00pm
A slow news day today. We hope you had a good President’s Day weekend.... National: Varieties of Reform of the Federal Election Commission http://www.moresoftmoneyhardlaw.com/news.html?AID=1417 IN: Local business may go statewide http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local_wlfi_westlafayette_delmarinformationtechnologies_20090215 IN: Panel OKs bill for online Ind. voter registration http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-xgr-electionbills,0,3743855.story MI: Township moves voting precinct, buys new machines http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20090215/NEWS16/902150559 MN: Winner in Senate ...
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Statement of U.S. Representative Rush Holt To the New Jersey Senate State Government Committee

VoteTrust USA - Mon, 2009/02/23 - 11:00pm
Chairman Scutari, Vice Chair Weinberg, and honorable Members of the New Jersey Senate State Government Committee, thank you for giving...
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