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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Why is it that some states talk about their voting systems and mention that they use AccuVote? In Connecticut papers they talk about the "AccuVote-OS system, sold by LHS Associates of Massachusetts". Are they afraid to say 'Diebold'? / The Massachusetts primary is on Sept. 19 yet the state still has no voting system that is accessible. They have not even settled on a choice but they still hope to have the machines in time. Counties are concerned about training but the state says they are all easy to use. Why doesn't anyone look outside of their own fences to see the failures of not training? / Poll workers in Jefferson Co. Missouri voiced their frustration of vowed to never do the job again due to the new voting machines and lack of training. ...

  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs: Electronic Voting Machines Pose An Extraordinary Threat To Our Democracy. LINK

  • NAtional: New Election Auditing Protocol Proposed LINK

  • NAtional: SEC Opens Formal Investigation Into Diebold's Election Division LINK

  • AR: Benton County - Election Commission works on two elections LINK

  • CA: New voting machines questioned. Costly units giving access to disabled are flawed, soon to be outdated, some say. LINK

  • CA: Riverside County - E-voting reaches religion status LINK

  • CT: Editorial - Dawn Of A New Age In Voting LINK

  • FL: New technology awaits local voters. Touch-screen machines join paper ballots LINK

  • FL: Volusia County - Long's attempt to comply with new ad rule comes up short LINK

  • IL: La Salle County - 'Electronic poll binder' may curb miscast votes LINK

  • KY: Battle Rages Over Voter Purge LINK

  • MA: Voting tool for disabled delayed for primaries LINK

  • MI: Midland County - Bigger ballots breaking budget LINK

  • MO: Jefferson County - Problems at the polls LINK

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