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'Daily Voting News' For May 09, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

One day of early voting and Craighead County Arkansas has run out of ES&S provided paper ballots. They are now printing their own with hints that the Attorney General will now get involved. Tomorrow, a lawsuit is being filed in Arizona against the purchase or use of Diebold and/or Sequoia DREs (more on that tomorrow). West Virginians go to the polls today but 6 counties will only have paper ballots because of the failure of ES&S. Fifty Texas counties are still without software from ES&S to support local elections on Saturday. Test ballots provided by West Virginia state elections division to Jefferson Co. could not be read accurately by the counties optical scan machines. The county blamed the test deck....

  • NAtional: Train Wreck - Major New Diebold E-Voting Security Vulnerability Discovered; Affects All Touchscreen Voting Systems in All States LINK

  • AR: Train Wreck - Most counties without mandated equipment as early voting begins (ES&S) LINK

  • AR: Baxter County Train Wreck - Early voters use paper ballots (ES&S) LINK

  • AR: Clark County Train Wreck - Early voting gets off to a shaky start in Clark County LINK

  • AR: Craighead County Train Wreck - First Day of Early Voting and Already Running Out of Ballots (ES&S) LINK

  • AR: Jefferson County Train Wreck Voters Face Paper Ballots (ES&S) LINK
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  • OH: Cuyahoga County Train Wreck - Elections board opens probe into voting fiasco (Diebold) LINK

  • TX: Bexar County Train Wreck - Electronic machines will await voters (As of now 50 Texas counties still have no ballot programming software from ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - Primary Day in West Virginia Begins with Problems (ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - Several W.Va. counties ditch new voting machines (ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - New voting machines to receive first big test in today 's primary (Except in 6 counties that ES&S failed to have ready) LINK
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  • WV: Jefferson County Train Wreck - Officials hope voting machines up to the challenge today (ES&S) LINK

  • NAtional: Diebold Election Systems Develops Advanced Accessibility for Touch-Screen Voting Systems LINK

  • NAtional: Diebold faces informal SEC inquiry LINK

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