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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Trouble seems to be brewing in West Virginia where SoS Betty Ireland has requested every county to determine their losses due to poor support from ES&S. Those losses will be used in an investigation into the vendor's missed contractual deadlines and lack of support. At the same time many county clerks are speaking out about the late support from the SoS against ES&S. Last Wednesday I posted an article regarding ES&S charging $8.50 for a roll of thermal paper for the iVotronic machines in White County Arkansas. Today I called White County and verified that the paper is, in fact, thermal paper and it is used for their vvpat....

  • AR: Pulaski County Train Wreck - Tall voters at disadvantage? (ES&S) LINK

  • PA: Mercer County Train Wreck - Pennsylvania county sues Calif. company over voting machines (UniLect) LINK

  • PA: Westmoreland County Train Wreck - 71 ballots from Mammoth likely not counted (ES&S) LINK

  • TN: Davidson County Train Wreck - New Voting Machines Haven 't Arrived. ES&S Can't Fulfill It's Contract LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - Voting costs inquiry opens. Machine delays are focus of state investigation (ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - What Is The Cost Of The Primary Election? LINK

  • WV: Train Wreck - Clerks call agency ineffective LINK

  • NAtional: Something Old Is Something New in Voting Machine Snafus LINK

  • CA: California Counties Switch Back to Low-Tech Paper Ballots (A new but outdated article. Note the comments from Alameda Co. Registrar Elaine Ginnold) LINK

  • CA: Alameda County - Voting system decision delayed. County looks to new touch-screens as it faces deadlines for funding LINK

  • CA: Calaveras County - Calaveras ballot blunder sends wrong samples to voters LINK

  • CO: Denver - Vote machines no-bid pact signed. Auditor 'not happy' with liability limits spelled out in deal (Sequoia) LINK

  • NY: Dutchess County - Meeting elections rules will be costly for Dutchess LINK

  • PA: Chester County - Officials working out voting process LINK

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