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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

"I have no idea what happened in Pennsylvania or Chicago. I don 't read about any of that. " Essex Co., New Jersey Superintendent of Elections Carmen Casciano when asked about recent problems with Sequoia machines. "I am not happy about the outcome, or the state of the industry. I think that something needs to be done. I'm not sure what it is, it probably doesn't include AccuPoll at this point, but I do not feel that any of the vendors has a system that voters can trust. I think that vendors outright misrepresent the robustness, stability, and security of their systems. You just have to look at the litany of problems and it points at one thing, bad fundamental design, and not enough checks and balances. I also wonder why the other vendors were so adamant in fighting a VVPAT system requirement. They spent much more in fighting it than in implementing it." Ex-AccuPoll CEO Dennis Vadura. Eleven Indiana counties were forced to suspend absentee voting when they found out that the ballots they were provided could not be read by their Diebold optical-scan machines....

  • NAtional: With voting machine company now bankrupt, CEO speaks out: No vendor "has a system that voters can trust"! LINK


  • NAtional: In response to "A bit of a quandary" LINK


  • NAtional: Punch Cards Out, Paper Trails In LINK


  • NAtional: Hugo Chavez and our voting machines LINK


  • CA: Thousands of voters dumped off California's voting rolls LINK


  • FL: St. Lucie County - St. Lucie polling centers modified for disabled residents LINK


  • IL: Cook County - Slow vote count stymies parties LINK


  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Neal questioned by council over voting night delays LINK


  • IL: Chicago - Elections spokesman defends primary performance LINK


  • IN: Marion County - Mistake Discovered on School Board Ballots (ES&S) LINK


  • IN: Scanner woes slow voting (Diebold) LINK


  • MD: Ehrlich fears voter fraud (This is fear mongering at its worst) LINK


  • MD: Chances Dim for Paper Ballots for 2006 Elections LINK


  • MO: Phelps County - Gaddy to ask for recount of election results LINK


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