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'Daily Voting News' For December 20, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Today's news is dominated with reports from Sarasota County and the first day of court hearings to determine the path of action that will be followed in the disputed Buchanan-Jennings congressional race. Yesterday experts for Jennings and the voters testified about why the machines are at fault. The hope is that the judge will allow an expert to spend a couple weeks reviewing the ES&S source code. Of course ES&S is doing all it can to stop anyone from taking a peak under the hood. Today ES&S's only expert, a political science professor, testified under cross examination that in his opinion if there had been no problems Jennings would have won. ES&S fielded NO computer scientist to testify that there were no problems with the software but that is not unexpected as they wouldn't really want to expose anyone to the possibility of cross examination where they would probably take a beating. Court is done. Both sides have until noon on Friday to submit their closing statements in writing and then it's up to the judge whether the experts get to look at the source-code....
  • NAtional: EFF taps e-voting security guru Ed Felten for board LINK
  • NAtional: Larger Audits Required to Confirm 2006 US House Races LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Tell county you want integrity in your voting LINK
  • CO: Weld County - Illegal vote casts pall on race Dacono mayor's son, a felon, submitted ballot in contest decided by single vote LINK
  • CT: Voting Machines' Audit Reported LINK
  • FL: Touch-screen ballots inspire unease LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - State backs machines tested in D-13 audit LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - ACLU sees clear case for a revote in disputed District 13 election LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings to protest to Congress The investigation could take a long time; Buchanan likely to be seated provisionally LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings to contest race as fight goes on over voting machines LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings finalizes election contest for House filing LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings asks Congress for investigation and possibly a revote LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Democratic candidate files appeal asking Congress to investigate Sarasota voting problems LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Congress asked to intervene in Fla. race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voting Machine Glitch Likely, Expert Testifies LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - MIT professor says machine error explains missing votes LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Suit asks to see inside vote machine LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Disputed Sarasota election case goes back to court LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Expert: Machine setup caused Sarasota 'undervote' LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings, Buchanan camps spar over voting machine source codes LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Academics argue for review of voting machine source code LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings presents case for review of voting machines LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota election contest continues LINK
  • GA: Public Hearing On Paper Trail Machines LINK
  • GA: Voting officials evaluate paper-trail machines LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - A Close Election Race Headed For a Recount LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - Recount ordered in state representative race LINK
  • MD: Lawmakers focus on voting issues LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County - Absentee ballots abused LINK
  • NY: Opinion - Vote of no confidence N.Y.'s reluctance to certify new machines can minimize future election problems. LINK
  • NY: An Alternative Plan for New York State's Voting Machines LINK
  • OH: Voting law made few big waves LINK
  • PA: Chester County - The Count in Chester County LINK
  • PA: Chester County - Royer leading in Chesco recount The endgame for control of the state House is nearing. Almost half of the ballots were hand-counted yesterday. LINK
  • UT: Paper vote may return to towns LINK
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