Voting Rights

Submitted by tnjp on August 1, 2008 - 7:38pm.

Short doc on first time voters and the youth vote. Click on image to view... if you know any first time voters, send them a link!

Submitted by Carol on January 6, 2008 - 10:34am.

Dennis Kucinich is about half way through the video. Video from There is also video om the website showing some "suits" trying not allow any filming.

Submitted by tnjp on December 21, 2007 - 2:54pm.

Rigid voter law still being enforced
Posted on Thu, Dec. 20, 2007 BY GARY FINEOUT
Despite a federal judge's order, state election officials have told Florida's 67 election supervisors to keep following a controversial voter registration law.

U.S. Judge Stephan Mickle earlier this week ordered state officials to stop enforcing the 2-year-old law that requires information filled out on voter registration forms to match numbers maintained in state and federal databases.

But Sarah Jane Bradshaw, the interim head of the state Division of Elections, told election supervisors to maintain their current procedures for verifying voter registration forms while the state prepares an appeal of the ruling. ''We will advise you as soon as we have determined whether the Supervisors of Elections will need to take any action to comply with this injunction. Please do not change any of your procedures until further notice,'' Bradshaw wrote in an e-mail that was sent out late Tuesday.

A spokesman for Secretary of State Kurt Browning contended that state officials were not defying the judge's order.

''I would disagree with that statement,'' said Sterling Ivey.

Submitted by tnjp on August 1, 2007 - 10:27pm.

State: Florida Voting Machines Can Be Hacked By Marc Caputo Tuesday 31 July 2007
Tallahassee - Reversing an unofficial policy of denial, the Florida Secretary of State's office has conducted an elections study that confirmed Tuesday what a maverick voting chief discovered nearly two years ago: Insider computer hackers can change votes without a trace on Diebold optical-scan machines.

The study by Florida State University found that, despite recent software fixes, an "adversary" could use a pre-programmed computer card to swap one candidate's votes for another or create a "ballot-stuffing attack" that multiplies votes for a candidate or issue....

Submitted by tnjp on May 12, 2007 - 11:38pm.
If you wanna try and keep score, Slate has an excellent expose' on the various Bushnik and RepubliCon scandals. An amusing interactive flash presentation and much more thorough text version laying out quite a few (if not most) of the myriad scandals dragging down the CrippledChimp and the moribund GOPers...
Bushies Behaving Badly - A guide to GOP scandals By Holly Allen, Christopher Beam, and Torie Bosch Friday, May 11, 2007
Paul Wolfowitz in the World Bank With Nepotism
The World Bank president and "Iraq war architect" allegedly helped his girlfriend get a generous salary package and promotion when she transferred to the State Department. Wolfowitz said an ethics panel approved the deal, but the panel denies it. An investigative committee found that the deal was a conflict of interest. (He apparently helped her career in the past, too.) Wolfowitz critics also allege that he used his position at the bank to promote a conservative agenda on family planning and global warming...
Submitted by tnjp on May 8, 2007 - 3:45pm.


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TALLAHASSEE: In a historic vote, the Florida House today unanimously passed CS/HB 537, already passed in the Senate, that provides almost all voters paper ballots in time for the 2008 Presidential election, and bans paperless DREs outright by 2012. The bill now goes to the Governor where he’s sure to sign it since it’s his initiative....

Submitted by tnjp on April 21, 2007 - 12:22pm.

Release of PFAW Gonzales Must Go Toolkit
Today Thursday in Washington, all eyes were on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Some members of Congress who have not yet made up their mind on Gonzales are treating Thursday's hearing as the AG's "day in court" - a last chance for him to defend himself.

But how does one defend an indefensible record?

Now is the time to ramp up our efforts to make it known to Congress, the White House and the public that Gonzales Must Go. That's why PFAW has built a resource page for activists like you to use in your communities and in your own grassroots advocacy.

The resources on this page combine to form a toolkit for activism. From it, you can:...

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