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'Daily Voting News' For January 10, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "The manufacturer of voting machines under scrutiny in Sarasota County accused a House Democrat Tuesday of trying to ''intimidate'' and ''unduly influence'' a Florida appeals court. The move by Election Systems & Software comes days after Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, wrote a letter to the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. She said she was ''concerned'' that a lower court judge had declined to give Democrats access to the software used in voting machines in the contested District 13 congressional election." // "Voting equipment suppliers built faulty machines and election officials failed to test it properly, say studies released Tuesday about the slow vote count in November's election. A laptop-sized piece of equipment at each polling place that was supposed to total up and transmit the results from each precinct apparently had multiple problems" say reports from Cook Co. Illinois....
  • NAtional: Chairman of Barred Election Testing Lab Dumped Stock LINK
  • NAtional: Voting System Certification: Who's Minding the Store? LINK
  • AL: U.S. Justice Department in tug of war with Alabama Supreme Court over Voting Rights Act enforcement LINK
  • AL: Shelby County - County reimbursed for voting machines LINK
  • CA: CA-50 - Update on Busby/Bilbray CA50 Election Contest Appeal LINK
  • CO: Report on Denver Electronic Pollbook Problems LINK
  • FL: Opinion - The no-vote option LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Arguments to Void Florida-13 Congress Election LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Voting-machine maker blasts politician The dispute over the race to replace Rep. Katherine Harris continued with a voting machine manufacturer accusing a congresswoman of trying to intimidate the courts. LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - ES&S urges court to ignore letter from congresswoman LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - ES&S Moves to Strike U.S. House Admin Committee Letter LINK
  • IL: Cook County - Equipment problems and bad testing lead to vote delays LINK
  • MS: Opinion - Early voting: Help average voter participate LINK
  • UT: Orem Council votes for paper ballots LINK
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