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Carter-Baker Commission: Media Coverage


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Read the transcript from Margaret Warner's September 19, 2005 interview with Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker, III on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

Transcript of Commission news conference (.pdf) broadcast on C-SPAN2 on September 19.

Additional Materials

Sept. 27, 2006
Maybe election day won't be a fiasco after all
Linda Feldmann, Cristian Science Monitor

Sept. 22, 2006
New Push in Congress To Require All Voters To Show IDs
Transcript from CNN's "The Situation Room"

Sept. 9, 2006
Another Urban Legend
Gregory Stanford, Milwakee Journal Sentinel

May 15 , 2006
Justice Talking Presents: Federal Election Reform.
Interviews with Jimmy Carter, James Baker III, and other Members of the Commission on Federal Election Reform
NPR/Justice Talking, Court TV

May 12, 2006
Reversing Course on Electronic Voting
Jeanne Cummings, Wall Street Journal

Mar. 27, 2006
Supporters and opponents point to Carter in voter ID fight
Kelly Wiese, Associated Press

Feb. 22, 2006
Fraud Reform?
Richard L. Hasen, Slate

Feb. 9, 2006
Voting Early--and Often
John H. Fund, Wall Street Journal

Jan. 1, 2006
TECHNO FILES; Working at the PC Isn't So Lonely Anymore
James Fallows, New York Times

Dec. 22, 2005
Louisiana's Electoral Disaster
By Rob Richie and Ryan O'Donnell

Dec. 8, 2005
Democrats Peer Ahead
New York Times

Dec. 5, 2005
Time to Reform the Presidential Primary System
By Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III, Special to Roll Call

Nov. 30, 2005
Hamilton says state's voter ID law justified

Nov. 1, 2005
Campaigning for trust in the voting system
Joel Groover, American City and Government

Oct. 17, 2005
Public backs voter IDs
Gary Andres, The Washington Times

Oct. 5, 2005
Voting receipt backers try to press advantage
Kaukab Jhumra Smith, The Gazette

Oct. 5, 2005
E-voting: Keep paper records, says commission
Declan McCullagh, silicon.com

Oct. 4, 2005
E-voting report could push audit trails
Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com

Oct. 3, 2005
Examiner Editorial: Maryland voters should demand a receipt
The Examiner

Oct. 3, 2005
Election reform gets heavyweight support from both parties
Phyllis Schlafly, Townhall.com

Oct. 3, 2005
Seek real election reform
The Register-Guard

Oct. 2, 2005
What Do TiVo and the Mac Mini Have in Common?
James Fallows, The New York Times

Oct. 2, 2005
Our position: Regional primary elections and photo IDs would restore voters' faith.
Orlando Sentinel

Oct. 1, 2005
Shoring Up Confidence in U.S. Elections? The Carter/Baker Report
Jean G. Braun, Axis of Logic

Sept. 30, 2005
Voter IDs only part of elections solution
Op-Ed by Andrew Young, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sept. 29, 2005
Say Cheese for Uncle Same
Waco Tribune-Herald

Sept. 29, 2005
Carter Commission Supports IDs for Voters
East Texas Review

Sept. 28, 2005
The Carter-Baker ID Card Proposal: Worse Than Georgia
Spencer Overton, Roll Call

Sept. 28, 2005
Do's and Don'ts in Proposed Federal Election Reforms
Tampa Tribune

Sept. 27, 2005
Election Reforms are Worth Considering
San Mateo County Times (CA)

Sept. 27, 2005
Voting Changes Won't Stop Controversies Over Losses
Bloomington Pantagraph (IL)

Sept. 27, 2005
A Road Map for Electoral Reform
The Daily Breeze (CA)

Sept. 27, 2005
Sensible Reforms for U.S. Balloting
Virginian Pilot

Sept. 27, 2005
Attack Mode: Civility Down, Politics Up
Cincinnati Post (OH)

Sept. 27, 2005
Election Reform Not a Simple Matter
Edwardsville Intelligencer (IL)

Sept. 27, 2005
Elections:  Proposed Reforms Have Some Merit
Henderson Gleaner (KY)

Sept. 26, 2005
Voting-Reform Panel Issues Flawed Report
Miami Herald

Sept. 26, 2005
Restoring Trust at the Ballot Box | Highlights of Suggested Reforms
San Jose Mercury News (CA)

Sept. 26, 2005
Five Years, Sluggish Progress
USA Today

Sept. 26, 2005
Time for Regional Primaries
Denver Post

Sept. 26, 2005
The Need for Election Reform
Toledo Blade

Sept. 26, 2005
Election Gridlocks Underscore Need for Reform, Vigilance
Yakima Herald Republic (WA)

Sept. 26, 2005
Meaningful Election Reform Bound to Draw Opposition
The Decatur Daily (AL)

Sept. 26, 2005
A Vote for All Panel Wants Universal Registration, Revamped Primaries
Hartford Courant Op-Ed by Rob Richie and Steven Hill

Sept. 26, 2005
A Mistaken ID
San Francisco Chronicle

Sept. 25, 2005
Picture This:  Why a Photo ID for Voting is Reasonable
Houston Chronicle

Sept. 25, 2005
Regional Primaries Gain an Important Ally
San Antonio Express-News

Sept. 25, 2005
Election Reforms a Good Start
Freeport Journal Standard (IL)

Sept. 25, 2005
Empower Voters by Region
The Patriot-News (PA)

Sept. 25, 2005
CA Voting Chief Supports Changes

Sept. 25, 2005
Voter ID: Reasonable Compromise is Possible
The Clarion-Ledger (MS)

Sept. 25, 2005
Get Out Vote, Not ID
Palm Beach Post (FL)

Sept. 24, 2005
Vote by Mail?  Ok, So I Was Wrong...
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Sept. 24, 2005
Georgia Ahead of the Curve on Elections
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sept. 24, 2005
A Photo Fix for Voting
New York Post

Sept. 24, 2005
Photo IDs for Voters Makes Sense
Norwich Bulletin (CT)

Sept. 24, 2005
Paying to Vote?
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Sept. 24, 2005
Republicans Blast Attorney General's Response to Voter Fraud Allegations
Asbury Park Press (NJ)

Sept. 23, 2005
Voting Reform is in the Cards
Op-Ed by Jimmy Carter & James A. Baker, III, The New York Times

Sept. 23, 2005
Black Leaders Concerned About Voting Rights
Fox News Channel

Sept. 23, 2005
Paper Trail Urged as e-Voting Fix
Kim Zetter, Wired News

Sept. 23, 2005
Election Reform Group Would Fight Voter Fraud
Montgomery Advertiser

Sept. 22, 2005
Electoral Reform: Ways to Fix a Broken System
Philadelphia Inquirer

Sept. 22, 2005
What's the Problem with Voter ID Card?
The Standard Democrat (MO)

Sept. 22, 2005
Election Reform a Work in Progress
Rocky Mountain News (CO)

Sept. 22, 2005
One Voter, One Vote
Evansville Courier & Press (subscription required)

Sept. 22, 2005
Protecting Your Precious Vote
The Oregonian

Sept. 21, 2005
State 'Receptive' to Idea of Paper Trail for Voting Machines
Washington Times

Sept. 21, 2005
Ensuring One Voter, One Vote
SitNews (AK)/Dale McFeatters, Scripps Howard News Service

Sept. 21, 2005
Ensuring One Voter, One Vote
Cincinnati Post

Sept. 21, 2005
Voting for Reform
Los Angeles Times

Sept. 21, 2005
Voter Photo ID System Doesn't Seem Onerous
The Norman Transcript (OK)

Sept. 21, 2005
Vote r ID May Prove Helpful
The Daily Progress (VA)

Sept. 21, 2005
Sticking Point of Voting-Reform Bid: Photo IDs
Linda Feldmann,Christian Science Monitor

Sept. 21, 2005
Commission Urges Easier Voting for Americans Overseas
Stars and Stripes

Sept. 20, 2005
Commission Backs Granite State's First-in-Nation Primary
Portsmouth Herald (NH)

Sept. 20, 2005
Panel: U.S. Should Require a Free Photo ID for Voters
Will Lester, Associated Press/Indianapolis Star

Sept. 20, 2005
Thanks But No Thanks Mr. President: Congress Not in the Mood Now for an Election Overhaul
CQ Today

Sept. 20, 2005
Reforming the Vote
The Washington Post

Sept. 20, 2005
Panel Recommends Photo IDs for Voters
Brian DeBose, Washington Times

Sept. 20, 2005
Declining Confidence in Elections Troubling
Montgomery Advertiser (AL)

Sept. 20, 2005
Election Reform: Steps Must Be Taken to Guarantee That Every Vote Counts
Concord Monitor (NH)

Sept. 20, 2005
Risk Of Election Chaos Persists: Panel Calls For Use Of Photo IDs
David Lightman, Hartford Courant (CT)

Sept. 20, 2005
Regional Primary Gives All a Voice
News-Leader.Com (M0)

Sept. 20, 2005
America's troubled elections
The Roanoke Times (VA)

Sept. 20, 2005
Election Reform: Private, Nonpartisan Commission Offers Nation Practical Suggestions for Fair Voting
Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL)

Sept. 20, 2005
E-Voting Paper Trail Needed, Federal Reform Panel Says
Ian Hoffman, The Daily Review (CA)

Sept. 19, 2005
Conversation: Carter and Baker
Margaret Warner, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS)

Sept. 19, 2005
Commission Recommends Voting Safeguards
Federal Computer Week

Sept. 19, 2005
Commission Recommends Reforms for U.S. Electoral System
Voice of America (VOA) News

Sept. 19, 2005
Bipartisan Panel Recommends U.S. Election Changes
Reuters News Service /Washingtonpost.com

Sept. 19, 2005
Panel Recommends Paper Trail for Electronic Voting
USA Today

Sept. 19, 2005
Take Election Supervision Away from Politicians, Panel Advises
James Gerstenzang, The Chicago Tribune

Sept. 19, 2005
Carter-Baker Panel to Call for Voting Fixes
Dan Balz, The Washington Post

Sept. 19, 2005
Voting Panel Will Propose New Calendar for Primaries
David E. Rosenbaum, The New York Times

Sept. 19, 2005
Report Suggests Changes to Voting
AP/Washington Times

Sept. 19, 2005
Election Overhaul Is Urged
James Gerstenzang, Los Angeles Times

Sept. 19, 2005
Carter-Baker Panel to Call for Change in Voting System
Denver Post

Sept. 19, 2005
Panel calls for improved voting lists, ID requirements
Associated Press

Sept. 19, 2005
Panel Recommends Ways to Improve Elections
Will Lester, Associated Press Writer

August 10, 2005
Report: Precinct Voting 'Historic Relic'
Don Harris, Arizona Capitol Times

June 30, 2005
Panel: Congress May Sit on Vote Reform
Kristen Mack, Houston Chronicle

June 30, 2005
Panel Hears Problems Tied to U.S Voting
Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press Writer

June 30, 2005
Election Reform Commission to Hold Final Hearing
Wendy Benjaminson, Associated Press Writer

June 20, 2005
Munro Has Seat on High-Profile Election Panel
Gannett News Service

June 3, 2005
Democrats Seek Election Holiday
Detroit Free Press

May 4, 2005
Commission Weighs Reforms for National's Electoral System
Staten Island Advance

April 29, 2005
Carter, Baker Pair Up on New Election Panel
Houston Chronicle

April 19, 2005
Connie Doebele interviews Commission Executive Director Robert Pastor on the Washington Journal on C-SPAN.

April 19, 2005
Watch C-SPAN's live coverage of the April 18th hearings.

April 19, 2005
Election Reformers Bemoan Inadequacies
Fox News

April 19, 2005
Panel on Election Issues Hears of Money Problems

April 19, 2005
Behind the Scenes of Voter Election Reform
Fox News

April 19, 2005
Vote Reform Ideas Include a Holiday for Election Day

April 19, 2005
Defects In 2004 Balloting Described: Panel Hears Pleas For Improvements
Brian Faler, The Washington Post

April 19, 2005
Commission Examines Problems at Presidential Polls
Pam Fessler, NPR

April 19, 2005
Carter-Baker Commission Weighs More Changes to U.S. Elections
Laurence Arnold/Ken Fireman, Bloomberg

April 19, 2005
Carter, Baker: Parties Seek Vote Integrity
Will Lester, Associated Press

April 19,2005
Funding a top election-reform issue
Laurence Arnold, Detroit Free Press

March 28, 2005
Editorial: Flunking the Carter standard
Baltimore Sun

March 26, 2005
Editorial: Election reform/Carter, Baker tackle it
Minneapolis Star Tribune

March 25, 2005
Carter to Head Elections Panel: Bipartisan Group Will Look for Ways to Improve Voting in U.S.
Washington Post/Reuters

March 24, 2005
Jimmy Carter to Chair Election Reform Commission
The Boston Globe/Reuters

March 24, 2005
Former President Jimmy Carter, Former Secretary of State James Baker To Convene New Commission on Federal Election Reform--First Meeting at American University, April 18
Press Release, American University