By John Gideon on 6/11/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

There has been a lot of banter back and forth between members of the Election Integrity community who are on both sides of whether presently filed legislation should be passed or dumped. Today’s news finds four articles on HR-811 that discuss the issue in depth. We encourage everyone to read the four articles so they know what are the arguments. Today’s articles are from Ellen Theisen and Pam Smith, both members of the EI community; Michael Collins, of the media; and Mark Ritchie, the Secretary of State of Minnesota. Tomorrow Ellen Theisen will follow her article on HR-811 with another article on its Senate companion bill, S-1487, which is much worse and will be hard for any civil rights organization to support.

Links to those stories, and the other notable voting news today, all below...

  • NAtional: Rush Holt's HR 811 Does More Harm than Good
    A Leading Election Integrity Advocate Speaks Out Against 7 Serious Failures in the Latest Holt Election Reform Bill ... LINK
  • NAtional: Rep. Rush Holt's VCIA bill is fair, necessary and overdue LINK
  • NAtional: Hopes for the Rules Committee Hearing (on the FEC) this Week LINK
  • NAtional: Kucinich Says No to Holt Bill - His Alternative, "Paper" for President LINK
  • NAtional: Time Has Come for Congress to Help Fix Voting System LINK
  • NAtional: Rewriting the Election System, One State At A Time; Tough Going, But It's Going LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - RTA lawsuits are about integrity of elections LINK
  • GA: Georgia court rejects challenge to voter ID law LINK
  • GA: Ga. Court tosses voter ID challenge LINK
  • MO: Editorial - Appeal is a waste of federal manpower
    Dubious claims of vote fraud LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Fayette's unused voting machines awaiting fate LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Write-ins put balloting to test
    Northampton County has seen a rapid rise in random votes since new machines adopted. LINK
  • TX: Hidalgo County - Outgoing Texas secretary of state made local impact with voting changes LINK
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