Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alabama House approves UOCAVA Internet voting bill, Citizens United decision shakes up U.S. elections

Alabama's House of Representatives approved a bill allowing Internet voting for overseas and military voters today. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case Citizens United vs. FEC naturally dominated today's media coverage of election issues. There is too much reporting, analysis and commentary of the decision to summarize here. Election Law Blog ( is a strong resource for background and discussion of the case.

All this and more in today's Voting News below...

AL: Alabama House OKs military, overseas voting legislation

IL: Toppert asks for state board to eye R.I. County election,0,5437439.story
..."On Wednesday, [Rock Island County Clerk candidate] Toppert fired off a letter to the state election authority asking for extra eyes to watch polls and the electronic voting machines around the county."...

MN: Our View: Beware of New Voting Systems

TN: Election commission votes for new building

TN: Casteeel pleased with delay of bill regarding voting machines


Court Reverses Limits on Campaign Spending

How Corporate Money Will Reshape Politics (wide-ranging commentary)

Citizens United vs. FEC
: Is it Time for a Free Speech for People Amendment?


Kenya: IIEC to use electronic voting system

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