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Open Thread -- Steal Back Your Vote Edition

  • Posted on: 21 October 2008
  • By: Open Thread

A joint project by Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called Steal Back Your Vote enables voters to make a tax-deductible donation and download their Steal Back Your Vote investigative comic book and a free copy of their new Rolling Stone article. Check it out and pass it around now. If you can't donate, you can still download the material. They want you to steal back your vote -- but every $100 donated sends 100 of their voter guides across the country, "where democracy is getting creamed."

Steal Back Your Vote! from Greg Palast on Vimeo. Check it out -- join the revolution, and steal back your vote.

Early Voting in Texas, Black Students March to Protect Their Right to Vote

  • Posted on: 19 February 2008
  • By: carol white

This report Thousands of Prairie View Students March 7.3 Miles to Vote was posted at Raw Story by Susan and cross posted at DKos.

Early voting starts today in Texas. In Waller County, a primarily rural county about 60 miles outside Houston, the county made the decision to offer only one early voting location: at the County Courthouse in Hempstead, TX, the county seat.

Like Déjà Vu, Sour Stew Starting to Brew over Voting in Ohio

  • Posted on: 28 December 2007
  • By: John Michael Sp...

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: Just when you thought the confab and controversy over Ohio’s problem-plagued system of voting was over, a new stew is brewing pitting election-law experts and voting-rights advocates against Ohio’s new chief elections officer, who recently decided to scrap expensive, hackable touch-screen machines in favor of expensive, temperamental optical scanners in the hotspot of Ohio election failures just a few short months before the Buckeye State’s March primary.

Ohio SOS Breaks Tie, Chooses Optical Scan Machines for Cuyahoga, It’s Her Election Now

  • Posted on: 22 December 2007
  • By: John Michael Sp...

Ohio Election Officials Say Reform Costly, Others Say Reforms Also Risky, Unwise

  • Posted on: 19 December 2007
  • By: John Michael Sp...

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: Last Friday Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner presented the controversial findings of her $1.8 million dollar EVEREST study of Ohio’s election system showing vulnerabilities abound.

Brunner’s EVEREST Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Ohio Voting System

  • Posted on: 14 December 2007
  • By: John Michael Sp...

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: With $100 million in federal Help America Vote Funds having been spent already to purchase thousands of electronic voting machines used in Ohio’s 88 counties, the $1.9 million more in federal funds just spent by Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to perform a comprehensive review of voting systems used in the state seems only to have further muddied the waters of what to do for the 2008 March primaries and the fall general elections, when a massive turnout is expected for the race for the White House.

Ohio Wins Poll-Worker Training Funds, Voting Problems Persist in Cuyahoga County

  • Posted on: 30 November 2007
  • By: John Michael Sp...

ePluribus Media Ohio News Bureau

ONB Columbus: It’s unfortunate that Ohio had to wait until the November general elections were over before winning a poll-worker training grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT). The grant initiative will fund an online training program for poll workers and state and local-election officials that will hopefully make them more competent and capable in their jobs on Election Day.