Following Oregon’s lead, the California Legislature has passed a bill that would establish automatic voter registration and similar proposals have been introduced in Pennsylvania and New York. On the Verified Voting Blog, Barbara Simons considered the parallels between software in Volkswagens and voting machines. Two Miami congressional districts emerged as the heart of the differences over which of seven redistricting maps should be the one chosen by a Florida court. A North Carolina judge has refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Voter ID requirement. A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced bills that would automate voter registration, form an independent redistricting commission and allow in–person absentee ballot voting. Attorneys defending the state against a lawsuit that targets Virginia’s voter ID laws and long election-day waiting times have asked a federal judge to dismiss the case. A local government specialist at Massey University’s School of Management challenged the assertion that internet voting would increase voter turnout and legislative elections today in Catalonia are seen as a referendum on independence.