Monthly Archives: November 2004

“Step Toward Election Standards”

The Los Angeles Times offers this editorial, which calls on Congress to “set basic certification and oversight procedures” for electronic voting. The Times does not seem to be aware of the existence of the Election Assistance Commission, created after the Florida 2000 debacle in the Help America Vote Act of 2002. In Roll Call, Amy Keller writes “EAC to Continue Pursuing Voting Flaws” (paid subscription required).

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“Funding Law May Help Possible Hutchison Bid”

A.P. offers this report, which begins: ” U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s possible gubernatorial bid could get a $6.7 million campaign boost if a provision tucked into a spending bill by congressional negotiators becomes law. The provision reverses a Federal Election Commission interpretation that barred members of Congress from transferring federal campaign funds to a state race.” UPDATE: Roll Call reports (paid subscription required) that “[w]ithout floor debate or a single hearing, Congress changed election laws last week to allow Members to transfer campaign funds raised for a federal race to a run for state or local office.”

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