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'Daily Voting News' for July 2-3, 2009

Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein, and John Washburn

While the goals of the U.S. and the Philippines seem to be the same regarding elections fair and fraud-free, their methods are diametrically opposed. The Philippines is desperate to get away from paper ballots and automate their elections, and the U.S., having been there done that, is heading in the opposite direction.

Happy Independence Day! We're taking the weekend off.

National: New York Times, Rep. Holt, Still Misrepresenting Contents of Controversial Election Reform Bill

IL: Judge to decide if uninitialed ballots count in RI race

MI: Clerks say overseas military balloting needs fix
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20090703/NEWS01/907030331/1002/NEWS01 (A sensible solution in our opinion.)

MN: Another “winner” in a tied election

TX: Texas Legislature begins special session
(Voter ID bill will not be included.)

Iran: Unfolded Ballot Slips in the Boxes

Philippines: Enrile raises more election questions
(Quote from the article: But Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said, “Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to be the canvasser for president and vice president. But if the election is automated, what will we canvass?”)

Philippines: Enrile warns poll officials
(Quote from the article: Election officials will end up in jail if they fail to either automate or prepare for the manual balloting next year, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile warned on Friday.)

Philippines: 'Automation only way vs. poll fraud'

Philippines: Catholic schools pray for miracle to save poll automation

Philippines: Comelec readies charges against automation firm

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Ellen Theisen (ellen@votersunite.org), Director and Managing Editor
Dave Klein (Klein.David@VotersUnite.org), Editor
John Washburn (Washburn.John@VotersUnite.org), Editor

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