Archive for the 'Vote Protection' Category

Payback: A Model Bill for ALEC

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a shadow legislature that has given us many lousy laws. Populated by corporate agents and Republican office-holders, ALEC passes "model bills," which its lawmaker members take to their statehouses and push into law. In 2011, news journals dragged ALEC into the light, and later pinned it as the source of the "shoot first" law that […]

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How to Vote in Ohio 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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(Voter info below.) Before 2004, there was one way to vote in Ohio. You signed in on voting day, punched your ballot, saw it dropped into the ballot box, and walked away knowing you’d done your duty. Since then, a series of Republican moves to hamper voters countered by Democratic moves to help voters, has […]

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How to Vote in Ohio 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
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(Voter info below.) Some Ohio citizens may find it easier to vote this election thanks to recent rulings that blocked two Republican tries at vote suppression. In one case, Republicans challenged same day registration and voting, claiming that a newly-registered voter must wait 30 days (the amount of time between the registration deadline and election […]

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Sequoia Voting Co. Fed Florida 2000 Vote Trouble

Saturday, February 16th, 2008
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The management of the Sequoia Voting Systems company willfully sent lousy punch cards to Florida for its 2000 general election.x10 Last August, HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports aired that story, which gives an answer to why so many card ballots did not have a single, clean punch for president.x11 Sequoia management switched from their reliable card […]

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How to Vote in Ohio

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
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“At 4 p.m. the average wait time is about 4.5 hours and continuing to increase,” said a witness of the voting in Columbus, Ohio, during the 2004 election1. “Voters are continuing to leave without voting.” Such long lines in Ohio’s big cities caused tens of thousands of citizens in Democratic-leaning precincts to leave without voting. […]

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