The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly July 30 – August 5 2012

As we approach the November elections, The US Election Assistance Commission remains without a single commissioner. The New York Times considers the role of hyper-partisanship in delaying improvements to voting systems. Constitution Daily considers whether the conflict of Voter ID laws could lead to a constitutional Crisis. The Nation takes a Cartesian look at Voter ID. The Department of Justice has taken steps to block the resumption of Florida’s voter purge. An effort to extend early voting opportunities for all voters has been used as partisan attack in Ohio. After a week of testimony, Pennsylvania expected a decision on the fate of its new Voter ID law in mid August and Romanian President Traian Basescu has survived an impeachment referendum because turnout did not reach the required 50% threshold.