ProPublica surveyed changes in State election laws following the Supreme Court’s Voting Right Act decision earlier this year. Calling it “list management” has not made Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s new voter purge any less controversial with election supervisors and voting advocates. Kansas Secretary of State Ken Kobach would like to see a case challenging the State’s Voter ID law moved to Federal court. New York City’s mayoral election was plagued with malfunctioning machines and mistranslated ballots. The Republican controlled legislature in Ohio has restricted ballot access for third parties. Texas’ new Voter ID law caused difficulties for many voters including former US House Speaker Jim Wright and both prospective gubernatorial candidates. Virginia’s razor-thin Attorney General’s race is headed for a recount. A trial challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law got under way this week. The Australian Electoral Commission apologized for misplacing almost 1400 ballots during a Senate recount and violence forced a re-vote in parts of Kosovo.