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'Daily Voting News' For July 19, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today the House Science Committee held hearings on the voluntary voting systems guidelines (VVSG). "We've seen security defects that allow a single person with insider access and some technical knowledge could switch votes, perhaps undetected, and potentially swing an election," Prof. David Wagner testified. "These problems should be weeded out by the independent testing process, but it is clear that this system isn't working." / "We're looking at every aspect of elections," said Donetta Davidson, a member of the Election Assistance Commission. "We haven't found any problems with equipment. The problems we find are human error. The more elections officials train their people, the fewer problems we will have." Meanwhile hearings are being held around the country to find out why machines failed and what needs to be done to fix them....

  • NAtional: Lawmakers Warned About Voting Problems LINK

  • NAtional: Experts tell Congress U.S. e-voting security is flawed LINK

  • NAtional: Protecting The 2006 Vote LINK

  • CA: US District Court Sends CA Lawsuit Against Diebold Back To State Court LINK

  • CA: Kern County - County hearing about election day problems to be held on July 31 LINK

  • CA: Los Angeles - Topanga Group Focuses on Voting Machine Fraud LINK

  • CA: San Diego County - Protesters call for elections investigation LINK

  • CA: San Diego County - Reliability of voting machines questioned LINK

  • CA: San Joaquin County - Supervisors grill registrar on election glitches LINK

  • CO: Denver - Denver announces major change in voting LINK

  • CO: Prowers County - Prowers County to begin electronic voting (Hart eSlate) LINK

  • GA: Smattering of problems in overall smooth elections LINK

  • GA: New electronic voting rosters get good reviews LINK

  • GA: Machine Vote-Flipping Claimed in McKinney Primary LINK

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