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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Officials on Chicago, Illinois acknowledged that for the last five or six years it would have only taken a few keystrokes for a knowledgeable computer user to obtain the personal information for more than half of the 1.3 million identities in the system. / "Look, I think that it's time for us to make our elections work in this country, Lou. I mean, that's the bottom line. And obviously we have a great deal of work to do to make that happen. It's time for us to bring together the best and brightest from the high-tech industry, Lou, the business industry, election officials, et cetera, for us to make things work." ex-EAC Commissioner Ray Martinez told Lou Dobbs. "It's time, four years later, Lou, six years removed from Florida in 2000, it's time for us to achieve a consensus on exactly what we have to do to really improve the process of election administration." / Summit Co. Ohio ballot printing problems seem to be coming to a head with calls for federal investigation and anti-trust issues....

  • NAtional: electionline Report Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls LINK


  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs:Interview of ex-EAC Commissioners Soaries and Martinez LINK


  • NAtional: The EAC's New Testing and Certification Program Same Old Same Old? LINK


  • NAtional: Beware The High-Tech Ballot LINK


  • NAtional: Voting system in doubt - Changes made to fix election errors could add problems, study says LINK


  • NAtional: Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline LINK


  • NAtional: Voter chaos predicted at US polls LINK


  • NAtional: New voting systems, rules may spell trouble at polls - Election analysts expect complications, but some disagree over how widespread they will be in the midterm tally. LINK


  • NAtional: Nonpartisan Research Group Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls; New Machines, Procedures, Close Races Could Add Up to a Difficult Election Day LINK


  • NAtional: Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot LINK


  • NAtional: Potential problems loom in US election voting LINK


  • NAtional: Election Protection Efforts LINK


  • NAtional: Larry Norden - More last-minute questions about e-voting LINK


  • NAtional: More Scutiny of E-Voting Due LINK


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