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'Daily Voting News' For March 04, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of On the heels of yesterday's announcement of a letter to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and a full report on the findings of an investigation by the California Secretary of State's office, we have articles from Kim Zetter in her blog for Wired Magazine and one from one of the principles of the "Humboldt County Election Transparency Project", Mitch Trachtenberg that is posted on BradBlog.

Yesterday I mentioned the letter sent by the Secretary of State to the EAC. In that letter is a request by Bowen that the EAC "consider requiring that, for every voting system certified by the EAC, the voting system vendor report any and all flaws and problems with the system to the EAC and to the elections officials in the states where the system is used when such flaws are discovered." This morning I was reminded by a member of the EAC staff, who receives DVN, that in the "Testing and Certification Manual" the EAC already requires what the Secretary has suggested they require....

  • Featured: CA: Report: Diebold Voting System Has 'Delete' Button for Erasing Audit Logs LINK
  • Featured: CA: E-VOTE BOMBSHELL: Diebold Tabulator Drops Votes, Allows Undetectable Audit Log Deletion LINK
  • National: Voting integrity lies LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - RTA Mysteries Resolved In April? LINK
  • CA: Diebold voting system sported 'delete' button: report LINK
  • CA: Counties scramble to cover May vote Leaders skeptical of state promise to repay LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - County wants cash for hand count LINK
  • CO: Coffman to face state ethics panel to answer complaint LINK
  • CO: All-paper vote has its doubters LINK
  • CT: Sparks Fly Over Threat To Cut Registrars' Hours In Half LINK
  • IL: Let's give instant run-off voting a chance at the polls in Chicago LINK
  • KY: Bullitt County - Bullitt sets aside excess funds for new voting machines LINK
  • MD: State likely to miss paper-ballot system deadline LINK
  • MN: Downballot: Wanting a do-over? LINK
  • MN: Coleman Spokesman Declares That Court Can't Certify Election Result LINK
  • MN: Opinion - Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Race; Coleman Needs to Make a Dignified Exit LINK
  • MN: Coleman: 'Court's going to have to reflect on' do-over election LINK
  • MN: Minnesota Update: The System Is Broken -- Because Of This Case! LINK
  • MN: Opinion - No legal basis for Senate do-over -- yet LINK
  • MN: Coleman wonders if judges can find a winner LINK
  • MN: Team Franken Tackles The Coleman Electoral-Uncertainty Principle LINK
  • MN: Senate recount trial: Franken to move for dismissal LINK
  • MN: No legal basis for Senate do-over LINK
  • MS: Voter ID bills die in Mississippi Legislature LINK
  • NY: Elections board to recount votes in Staten Island race LINK
  • TN: Williamson County - Election bill surprises some communities LINK
  • VT: Burlington Holds Second Highly Successful Instant Runoff Voting Election LINK
  • WI: A Rock, A Hard Place, and Interim Certification LINK
  • Germany: German High Court: E-Voting Unconstitutional LINK
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