Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversees tax-exempt groups apologized to Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations on Friday for what it now says were overzealous audits of their applications for tax-exempt status. Stateline surveyed Democratic legislative efforts across the country to expand early voting, allow same day registration and easing absentee voting restrictions. Some California legislators are promoting internet voting pilots in spite of concerns with integrity and transparency. A contentious election reform bill was signed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed an early voting bill, while election legislation in Ohio drew Democratic opposition. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has modified her proposal for universal voter registration in an effort to gain bi-partisan support. The Egyptian Administrative Court for the State Council rejected a lawsuit demanding electronic voting and the abandonment of fingerprint registration and thousands rallied in protest of Malaysia’s recent Presidential election.