The Note: Getting the Worm

A study to be released today that was conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School finds that the nation's three most commonly purchased electronic voting machines are all vulnerable to fraud.

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) attends a news conference on Capitol Hill today where the report will be released. He's pushing legislation that would require all voting machines to produce a paper record.

Michelle Boardman, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, appears in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today at 10:00 am ET per the orders of Chairman Specter (R-PA), who demanded a hearing to investigate POTUS' "Use of Presidential Signing Statements." More from the AP: LINK

The Senate Finance Committee holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on the nomination of Hank Paulson to be the next Secretary of the Treasury.

Bloomberg News provides a preview of the likely China-dominant hearing. LINK

The House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on making the Internet safe for kids in Rayburn 2123.

In Oakland, CA, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) proposes a new crime victims' bill of rights at 5:00 pm ET and announces the appointment of a crime victims' advocate within the Office of the Governor.

UT-03: Testing the GOP's schism on immigration:

Polls Open: 9:00 am ET

Polls Close: 10:00 pm ET

If you want to understand why the hard-liners have the upper-hand in the immigration debate, check out what's going on in Utah's 3rd congressional district where Rep. Chris Cannon -- a Republican member of Congress who supports a guest-worker approach to immigration -- is at risk of losing his job to John Jacob, an enforcement type backed by a PAC founded by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

In May, Jacob surprised political observers by beating Cannon 52 to 48 percent at the Utah Republican Party's state convention. Because neither candidate collected 60 percent of the convention vote, the GOP's nominee will be picked in today's primary.

Since Utah's third congressional district is one of the most conservative in the country (President Bush defeated Sen. John Kerry 77 to 20 percent in 2004), the winner of Tuesday's GOP primary is expected to win easily in November.

With Tuesday's primary drawing near, President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush went to bat for Rep. Cannon last week. Laura Bush recorded an automated message to be played to voters in advance of Tuesday's showdown, while the President penned a letter on Rep. Cannon's behalf.

One national Republican operative familiar with the race told ABC News that he is putting his money on Rep. Cannon, but you can be sure that if he loses, the bulk of Rep. Cannon's colleagues in the House Republican Conference will be pleased to know that they have not shown the same friendliness towards a guest-worker approach.

After the polls close, results will be available at LINK

There are no network exit polls.

Per today's Salt Lake Tribune, the Utah race is a "dead heat," with Jacob holding just a slight edge over Cannon based on those who promise turnout in today's election. LINK

Roll Call's Nicole Duran writes that today's Utah contest will indicate the political consequences for Republicans who support President Bush's illegal immigration policy.

CQ's Michael Teitelbaum Notes that if Rep. Cannon loses, he'd be the only incumbent House Republican denied re-nomination this year.

Politics of immigration:

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