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Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Up Next: Florida, Where Millions Can’t Vote?

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Lou Dobbs ran an interesting story during his program last night. Apparently, because of a record amount of citizenship applications in Florida, those who have applied recently are facing delays in the process, forcing some to sit out this election. Here are the story highlights from CNNPolitics.com:

• 1.4 million immigrants have applied to become naturalized citizens
• Amount is double the number that filed naturalization applications last year
• Processing time has risen from seven to 18 months
• Immigrant advocacy groups angered by delay, says government can do more

Full story here. (more…)

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

iVote, Voogle to Save American Elections?

iPod Vote

One of the issues left hanging as Congress is off on recess is the Holt bill to require voter-verifiable paper trails on all voting machines. Despite a robust number of co-sponsors, the bill remains mired in controversy, in part because of the opposition of sizable numbers of election officials who, after having sunk a bundle of money into touch-screen machines after the passage of the Help America Vote Act, are not inclined to change (and are also worried about deadlines and technical glitches).

The drive to create a paper trail has come about because of the widespread public and expert unease with existing electronic machines. It should make Congress think more broadly about why these machines have bred such unhappiness and distrust. (more…)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

In Larimer, CO, 94% Voter Turnout!

Last week I visited Larimer County, CO Clerk & Recorder Scott Doyle to talk about Vote Centers. Vote Centers have been credited with the 94% voter turnout in Larimer county in the 2004 presidential election. What’s the deal? Watch for more info. (more…)

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Enter a Higher State

Sky in Ft. Collins

It’s early. 5:43AM in California. We’re headed to Larimer County, Colorado where in 2004 147,112 out of 157,903 people voted. Unreal, right? We’re going to meet up with County Clerk Scott Doyle and see what the deal is! After that we’re on to Iowa where we’ll be brining the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge to the presidential candidates. I’m looking forward to seeing some Larimer blue sky, pictured left. The smoke from the wildfires here has filled the horizon for days. (more…)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

WT? answers your questions

John Bonifaz ran for secretary of state of Massachusetts, is the founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, and is currently the legal director of Voter Action. We took a trip to his office in Amherst, Massachusetts, and he responded to a couple of comments left on our videos.

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

The afterlife of a Florida voting machine

Polling place

Following the messy 2000 election that made Florida’s punchcard voting system famous, many of the Votomatic machines at the center of the controversy got a glamorous second act, Abby Goodnough writes in today’s New York Times. Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, the Smithsonian Institution and even New York art galleries made an effort to get ahold of the machines.

Seven years later, the Votomatic’s replacement, the touch-screen voting machine, is losing favor amongst election administrators, voting rights and research groups nationwide because of security concerns. In Florida, the machines will all but disappear by the 2008 election. Goodnough says that unlike their predecessors, these machines may not get the same star treatment on the way out the door. Possible destinations: a Veterans Affairs hospital who has had issues with a cauda equina compensation case before and the scrap pile. (more…)

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