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'Daily Voting News' For September 8, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Sequoia Voting has been in a media blitz lately. Today it is a media release announcing a demonstration of their full-screen Advantage DRE in New York. Unfortunately they are still not telling the truth about their accessibility features which actually force anyone who uses them to vote as if they were blind which actually makes voting much more difficult or impossible for voters who have mobility or cognitive disabilities. / Berkeley Co. West Virginia has already identified that they don't have enough DREs to put in their polling places but it is going to cost them $480,000 to purchase enough and they can't afford them if they had gone with optical-scan they would only need to buy more pencils / ES&S has accepted blame for all of their problems in the Arkansas primary election....

  • NAtional: Cast Out: Media Briefing on New Voter Suppression Strategies in the 2006 Elections LINK

  • AR: Legislators slam firm, adopt election report LINK

  • AR: Proposal: State would fund election coordinators in counties LINK

  • CA: Humboldt County - Election office gets early look at likely vote system solution LINK

  • CA: San Diego County - Election Nullification Rejected! LINK

  • FL: Palm Beach County - Voters assured of count remedy LINK
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  • FL: Sarasota County - Elections officials ordered into voting machine case LINK

  • MO: Boone County - Electronic voting machines fail to win over county clerk LINK

  • NY: Sequoia Voting Systems Demonstrates Accessible Voting Machine LINK

  • NY: Helping the disabled voter Select polling places to have new machines to help the blind, deaf and other cast private and independent votes LINK

  • OH: For the Sake of Our Democratic Heritage, Ohio's 2004 Presidential Voting Records Must Be Preserved LINK
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  • OH: Lake County - County to sell old voting equipment LINK

  • OH: Mahoning County - Officials' dispute leaves bills unpaid LINK

  • PA: Northampton County - Official: Voting machines set to go. Lawsuit filed to stop use of machines without any paper backup. LINK

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