By John Gideon on 4/25/2007, 6:35pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

While legislation that would essentially do away with DRE touch-screen voting in Florida in favor of optical scan voting, sailed through the House without problem a Senate bill has been amended 14 times with amendments that try to help some legislator’s agenda to make it harder for people to vote. Added to the bill were unheard amendments that would limit the ability of groups to register voters and that would prohibit unions from political activity. Support for the legislation was immediately withdrawn by the Democratic party, League of Women Voters, ACLU, AFL-CIO and many others. So why this change? Is it an act to put in a poison pill to kill the bill or is it a hope that there is enough strength in the bill that it can carry these restrictive, disenfranchising amendments?

That voting news story, and many more, linked below...

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  • CA: Riverside County - Riverside County elections panel beset by 'passionate differences of opinion' LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Elections chief pledges new security LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Open Letter To Debra Bowen, CA Secretary of State LINK
  • FL: Addition of 14 amendments to election bills irks some LINK
  • FL: Voting machine bill moves to the Florida House floor LINK
  • NY: Troy - Critics wary of new voting devices LINK
  • RI: Panel to look at changing how we vote LINK
  • TX: Texas House approves voter identification bill LINK
  • TX: Potter County - Clerk sees elections come, go
    County officials keep turning to their star for 31 years LINK
  • WA: Clark County - In our view: Efficient Elections
    County to purchase modern machine LINK
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