The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly December 17-23 2012

As the Electoral College met in State Capitols to affirm the re-election of Barack Obama, Republican lawmakers in some State’s propose changes in how electoral votes are allocated. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the November elections in which former Florida Governor Charlie Crist sharply criticized his successor Governor Rick Scott, who has admitted some problems caused by recent changes in the State’s election code. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation restricting recall elections. Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer released a report on provisional balloting in last month’s election. The Edmonton Journal raised concerns about an internet voting proposal. Egypt’s top election official resigned as voting on a controversial referendum continued and Park Geun-hye, daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee, was elected the first female President of South Korea.