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'Daily Voting News' For September 27, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Pinellas Co Florida had an open house of all certified Optical Scan Systems for the public to test, view and evaluate. They are also creating a Citizen Selection Committee to decide which system they want to purchase. Meanwhile Broward Co has issued a no-bid, sole source contract to ES&S. No open house. No citizen involvement in the decision. One county official claims that there are no choices because there is only Diebold/Premier, ES&S and Sequoia. However, they have overlooked the fact that a fourth player is in the process of getting their op-scans certified for use in the state; Dominion Voting Systems, a Canadian company with sales all over Canada. Of course part of the story may be the fact that one of the Broward Co Commissioners is married to a former lobbyist for ES&S. All of this makes Broward Co Florida officials today's winner of the "Enemy of Democracy" award....
  • NAtional: GOP Says They'll Continue Racist Voter Suppression Tactics LINK
  • NAtional: Republicans Working Hard to Suppress Voting Rights LINK
  • NAtional: Von Spakovsky to slip through? LINK
  • NAtional: Senate panel advances controversial FEC appointee LINK
  • CA: California's big role in new primaries LINK
  • CA: San Mateo County Poll Workers Get E-Voting Machine Training LINK
  • CT: Out with the levers, in with the high-tech LINK
  • FL: Columnist - New vote machines, new set of problems? LINK
  • FL: Electomachine: Optical scanner? Same ol', same ol' LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Broward vote machine deal a no-bid outrage LINK
  • KS: Federal voting bill could be costly for Kansas counties LINK
  • MI: Board opposes changes in voting LINK
  • NJ: Voting machines will lack paper trail Judge grants an extension on election technology LINK
  • OH: Ohio to Test Vote Systems Before March LINK
  • OH: Controlling Board Unanimously Approves Voting Machine Study LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Machines, finances spark heated debate LINK
  • PA: Westmoreland County - Old voting machines going ... going ... LINK
  • TN: "Trust, But Verify": Tennessee Advisory Commission Issues Voting System Report LINK
  • TN: Tennessee Advisory Commission On Intergovernmental Relations: Update on study of election issues LINK
  • UT: Dopp sues Summit County in federal court Parkite claims state and federal laws conflict LINK
  • Netherlands: Dutch government abandons e-voting for red pencil LINK
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