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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

A patched E-Poll Book will be tested by Diebold and elections officials in Maryland on Tuesday. Past reports in the Baltimore Sun have stated that the poll books have never been used before then Diebold admitted that they were used in Georgia's primary but that version was an earlier machine. Diebold also admitted that the Georgia machines had the same problem as those used in Maryland. Diebold thought the problem was a hardware failure and that it would not happen in Maryland. Now they have had to install three patches in software, two written by Diebold and one by their hardware supplier. Will Diebold tell the rest of the states that are going to use these e-poll books in the November general election? Will patches be installed? These machines are a part of the overall federally certified voting system. Will the Independent Test Authorities (ITAs) test the certified software now that it has been modified? ...

  • NAtional: Statement of Barbara Simons for the Committee on House Administration Hearing on Electronic Voting LINK


  • NAtional: AFGE Launches Non-Partisan Voter Protection Ads Nationwide LINK


  • NAtional: Scanner and DRE Voting Machine Problems Are Not Equal LINK


  • NAtional: RFK Jr. on E-Voting Meltdown, Paper Ballots, Stolen and Hacked Elections on Fox 'News' Cavuto! LINK


  • NAtional: EAC Requests Comments on Manual for Voting System Testing & Certification Program LINK


  • AR: Carroll County - Cindy Baker has lost her lawsuit challenging her loss of the election for prosecuting attorney. LINK
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  • CA: Governor Signs Four Election Reform Bills Into Law LINK


  • CA: Los Angeles County Opinion - Every vote counts? LINK


  • CO: Don't let complaints prevent your vote LINK


  • CO: Colorado AG Reaches Agreement With Legal Team To Improve Security And Integrity Of November Election LINK


  • FL: Sumter County - High-tech equipment in Sumter helps voting process run smoothly LINK
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  • MD: Electronic Poll Books in Tuesday Test LINK


  • MD: Test Could Determine Fate of Electronic Polls LINK


  • MN: Opinion - Fair elections? I'll be the judge of that LINK


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