Friday, December 17, 2010

NY's Senate District 7 case moves on, Voting Rights Act challenge rejected, FEC elects new chair

In New York, an Appellate Court sends a suit for a full hand recount of the ballots cast in the State Senate District 7 race to the State Court of Appeals. in Washington, D.C., a Federal court turns back a challenge to a major provision of the Voting Rights Act, and Minnesota closes the books on its gubernatorial recount.

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

CA: Humboldt County Election Transparency Project officials to be honored by nonprofit

CO: An Election Gone Wrong

CT: 1 in 4 Emergency Ballots Not Counted in Bridgeport

IN: Republicans drop recount request, ask for special election

MN: Dayton gets election certificate

MN: Sec. of State closes book on recount
[Secretary of State] Ritchie plans to visit with local elections officials to document the cost of the recount to local government — the Legislature may be able to help cover the expense, he indicated.

Speaking of possible changes to state election law, Ritchie suggested bipartisan support exists for a proposal to reduce the state’s current automatic recount trigger for elections from half a percent to a quarter.

NV: State elections official to resign

NJ: Fox, Maxwell want recount in recall election

NY: Appellate Court Moves 7th Senate Case to Court of Appeals
The New York State Second Department Appellate Court has unanimously kicked an appeal for a hand recount in the race for New York's 7th Senate Seat from incumbent Sen. Craig Johnson, D - Port Washington, to the State Court of Appeals.

NY: Count the Paper

NY: Privacy, Misinformation Top Voting Machine Concerns
The League of Women Voters of New York State released the results of its 2010 voter survey, which basically codify a lot of anecdotal issues with the new electronic voting machines that we in the media heard during the September primary and November general election.

NY: Voters, Not Machines, Should Elect Candidates

OR: Recount finished; Bates is Winner


National: FEC Elects Bauerly Chair, Hunter to Serve as Vice Chair - FEC Press Release

National: Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Key Voting Rights Provision

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