Schumer Applauds Justice Department for Requiring ES&S to Sell Off Voting Machine Unit Purchased from Diebold… Another warning about internet voting: “In the zeal to increase voter turnout, the reliance on Internet voting could inadvertently place the validity of the election process at risk.” ~ Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law…. The Election Law Journal releases study “Long Lines at Polling Stations? Observations from an Election Day Field Study”…von Spakovsky Attacks DOJ Civil Rights Lawyers…
All this and more in today’s voting news below….
CA: California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission: Do it Yourself Gerrymandering!
CT: A Thought Provoking Day at another Recanvass
…A properly conduced recanvass that results in the losers accepting the result and moving on is an important benefit – even if the election result is changed and the winners and losers change.
MI: Mississippians will have the chance to vote on voter ID
MT: Bozeman company sues over campaign finance law
A Bozeman company is suing two state offices over a law dating back to 1912 that bans corporate spending in elections.
NM: Former Elections Chief Alleges Corruption in Secretary of State’s Office
New Mexico’s top elections official and her deputy have engaged in rampant impropriety at the Secretary of State’s Office during the past year, according to AJ Salazar, who resigned Feb. 26 as the Office’s bureau of elections director.
TX: County rejects veteran’s vote *
Williamson County…Man, 90, told signature was not his
Alfred Dula, 90, received a notice in the mail after the March 4 primary election.
TX: Texas Military and Overseas Voters, Return your Ballot for the April 13, 2010 State Run-Off Election Now!
VT: IRV repeal expected to sail through legislature
WA: Economics make it hard to keep polls open (opinion)
ES&S Merger News
DOJ TO REQUIRE ES&S TO SELL OFF ASSETS FROM DIEBOLD MERGER
CITING ANTI-TRUST CONCERNS (includes maps showing degree of control by vendor)
Schumer Applauds Justice Department for Requiring ES&S to Sell Off Voting Machine Unit Purchased from Diebold
“Justice Department Requires Key Divestiture in Election Systems & Software/Premier Election Solutions Merger“
Feds Move to Break Voting-Machine Monopoly
Voting-Machine Flaws and Paper Ballots (LTE in NY Times)
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias Reponds to Rove Attacks
Spencer and Markovits, “Long Lines at Polling Stations?”
Douglas M. Spencer and Zachary S. Markovits just published a study in the current issue of the Election Law Journal, “Long Lines at Polling Stations? Observations from an Election Day Field Study.”
von Spakovsky Attacks DOJ Civil Rights Lawyers, Including Three Well Known to Readers of this Blog: Sam Hirsch, Sam Bagenstos, and Julie Fernandes
2008 Ballot Measure Overview
Interests Spend Lavishly To Influence Voters On Hot-Button Issues
“To Fix the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision, Copy the Brits”
Canada: Geist: Hackers, viruses threaten online voting validity
More recently, the Netherlands used Internet voting as part of its 2006 parliamentary elections. The online option was an alternative for Dutch citizens working or living abroad. Nearly 20,000 valid Internet votes were received at a cost of approximately 90 euros per Internet voter. Two years later, the country implemented a ban on Internet voting.
Why Voting by Internet Is a Bad Idea. by Michael Geist (comments allowed)
It seems like a boon to democracy, until you examine the dangers.
Viruses threaten Canadian online voting validity
Voting News by Joyce McCloy.
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