FROM:   Kim Alexander, CVF President
DATE:   March 1, 2000
RE:   Internet Voting, Republican Debate News

Hi Folks,

I've got two important news items for today's edition of CVF-NEWS:

* Internet Voting Moving Forward in Arizona
* McCain to Debate Bush, Keyes in Los Angeles

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* Internet Voting Moving Forward in Arizona

The Arizona Democratic Party has teamed up with to conduct the party's upcoming primary election over the Internet. This election would be the first binding election where the Internet is used to cast ballots.

The party and voting company have lots of information on their respective web sites about how they will conduct this election. They plan to allow voters to cast ballots over the Internet either from an Internet polling place or from home or work. (As you may recall, the California Internet Voting Task Force found that Internet voting from home or work is problematic because there is currently no way to protect a personal computer from a virus or attack which could interfere with or alter ballots cast over the Internet.)

The Arizona experiment was challenged by the Voting Integrity Project, which asked for an injunction to stop the Internet voting, arguing that it would discriminate against those voters without Internet access. Their case was taken up yesterday by a federal judge in Phoenix who, after hearing nine hours of testimony, ruled that the election could go forward. The Voting Integrity Project is appealing the decision. In the meantime, Arizona Democrats and are moving forward with Internet voting, and plan to conduct online balloting between March 7 - 10, three days in advance of the March 11 Arizona Democratic Primary.

For more information about this pivotal development in Internet voting, take a look at Rebecca Fairley Raney's excellent story in today's New York Times Cybertimes:

More information is also available from: ( (Arizona Democratic Party) (Voting Integrity Project) (CA Internet Voting Task Force report)

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* McCain to Debate Bush, Keyes in Los Angeles

Senator John McCain has agreed to participate via satellite in the L.A. Times/CNN debate in Los Angeles tomorrow night. Tonight's debate is between the leading Democratic candidates, Al Gore and Bill Bradley. Both debates begin at 6 p.m. PST and will be aired live on CNN. For more information, visit

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