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'Daily Voting News' for June 27-29, 2009 IRV = Fail? Stupid-matic, Internet Voting
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Edited on Mon Jun-29-09 08:01 PM by WillYourVoteBCounted

In Pierce County, WA, indications are that Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) may be a failed experiment.
63% of the voters didn't like it, the auditor says scrapping it would save the county $600,000.
The County Council voted to amend the county charter to repeal the mandate for RCV;
the voters will make the final decision in November.

Smartmatic still hasn't submitted its incorporation papers to the Philippines Comelec, and its local partner, TIM, has pulled out of the joint venture.

Internet voting is now being considered in Canada and Nova Scotia. Is there no end to the wack-a-mole of unobservable ballots? Prove in one place that Internet ballots are an exercise in unjustified trust, and the idea pops up its head in another.

Today's articles about the Voting Rights Act deal with how to minimize future challenges.

National: Can the Voting Rights Act Survive Another Challenge?

National: Fixing the Voting Rights Act

National: Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN

National: Editorial: Register Everybody

National: Record Number of People With Disabilities Voted in 2008 Election

National: Searching for a Reliable Voting System

CA: Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Percentage of Votes by Mail in May 19 Special Election

FL: Florida voter law garners praise /

GA: New laws start July 1

GA: Voting Rights Act still relevant to today's Georgia

IL: Attorneys lay out their arguments in the Rock Island mayoral recount

MN: Pawlenty 'prepared' to certify Franken /

NC: Touch Screens High Rate of Unrecorded Votes for President in 2008

NH: Court may finally set N.H. voters free

TN: Voting machines will change again

TX: EDITORIAL: Voter ID bill was bad idea then and now /

VA: New laws hit books Wednesday,0...

WA: Instant Runoff Voting too Costly - Pierce County WA Says Ditching Would Save $600,000

Canada: Elections Canada backs online voting

Canada: Online voting could improve dwindling turnout for federal elections: report

India: EC had known the fundamental flaws of EVMs since 2000; not remedied

Iran: Iran starts partial recount of disputed vote /

Nova Scotia: Byelection for Dartmouth council seat likely in September

Philippines: Comelec to winning bidder: No papers, no deal /

Philippines: Smartmatic's local partner withdraws

Philippines: Automation in peril as poll partners break up

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