I will be traveling Thursday morning through Sunday evening. If time and my laptop computer cooperate I'll send out news on Friday....
All this and more in today's voting news below....
CO: Marks v. Koch: last ten days: City brings out big stick: Aspen Transparency Litigation (city goes after activist who sued to get ballot images released to public)
CO: What’s next for Colorado campaign finance law? Possibly more laws
FL: Sarasota officials work to kill charter ordered election audits
It also appears that the Sarasota County Attorney's office has been working closely with Kathy Dent's attorney and the Florida Secretary of State's office to insert pre-emption language into the current elections bill before the Florida Senate, SB900, to crush our county charter amendment, since they didn't win at the Florida Supreme..
FL: Voters rights watchdog group upset with official's suggestion
SARASOTA COUNTY - A voters rights group says a county attorney tried to circumvent the will of the voters and the state Supreme Court and get locally mandated election audits banned by the Legislature.
FL: Candidate who lost challenges Davie vote
DC: DC Board of Elections Announces Award for Voting Equipment to Election Systems and Software (ES&S)
KY: Former judge-executive placed on probation
WA: Reed doing well after surgery (SOS)
Levitt: Karl Rove Is Right About Importance of Local Elections
Karl Rove has lately been broadcasting the importance of downballot elections in places with names like Brushy Creek. This is not a lesson in civics. It is a lesson in power. And he’s right.
Claims with No Data
Champaign County Clerk at 8:30 am under Elections
...Not so the voter registration reform folks. There are two problems, both of which point to a serious disinterest in data.
No, NYT, O'Keefe Didn't 'Pose as a Pimp' Either (ACORN)
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7761 Yet more evidence that O'Keefe did not 'represent himself' as the NYTimes and its Public Editor continue to claim
Abraham M. Rutchick, “Deus Ex Machina: The Influence of Polling Place on Voting Behavior” in Political Psychology
" New Transparency Bill Would Bring Redistricting Out of Back Rooms: Statement of J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director"
Voting News by Joyce McCloy.
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