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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Report: TN at “High Risk” for Voting Problems Today

February 5, 2008

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is at "high risk" today for voting problems, according to a voter watchdog report that criticizes the state for not providing paper receipts for voters or auditing the voting machines.

Pamela Smith with the Verified Voting Foundation says even with that bad news, she is encouraging voters to go to the polls. She says she believes most votes will be counted, and counted correctly, but the system still needs guarantees.

"The problem is not that it doesn't work all the time, it's that we don't have a way of proving it's working. I would urge voters to show up and make the effort."

Smith says Tennessee's history of voting problems should be even more reason for people to vote.

"Show up and make the effort, because the one sure way your vote won't count is if you don't show up."

The legislature is looking at providing a paper trail and auditing voting machines, although some say the state doesn't have enough money to make the changes before November. Smith says a separate Congressional proposal would help states make those changes.

Deborah Smith/Kevin Clay, Public News Service - TN