The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly February 4-10 2013

Plans to change the method of allocating electoral votes in certain swing states have stalled at least for now. A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts identified widespread flaws in the US electoral system. The Nation questioned conservative efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act and Election Academy considered the potential impact of reduced postal service announced this week on elections, particularly in all mail ballot States Oregon and Washington. The Florida Secretary of State released a set of recommendations in response to problems encountered in November. For the second time in a week a Republican has intervened to thwart legislative efforts that would favor their own party, in this case a controversial redistricting plan. Armenia’s elections remain in limbo after an assassination attempt against one of the Presidential candidates and, based on cost and security concerns, Edmonton has decided against an internet voting proposal.