Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Sequoia has now been sold, yet again. This time the new owners are the present management team. Who is really behind the purchase and what was the final purchase price? Smartmatic paid $16M for the company which represented a $7M loss for its previous owner. Also, now that the Venezuelans are not involved who is going to do all of the ballot programming?
Is Cuyahoga Co Ohio too big for Diebold/Premier? That's a question being asked by the media and probably some members of the county Board of Elections.
Poll workers failed to remove the results cartridges from seven Sequoia Advantage machines in Camden Co New Jersey. If the votes on those cartridges won't affect any races the votes won't be considered in the final tally, according to state law. Election officials wonder why voter turn-out is so low. That's one reason.
Counting of ballots in Lackawanna Co Pennsylvania was much slower than expected either with or because of Premier/Diebold employees running the optical-scan machines. Was the hold-up a ploy to make optical-scan systems look bad and to sell the county DREs?
Lawrence Co Ohio reports that votes have been flipped due to a software error by ES&S.
This is it for today. DVN will be on hiatus until Monday....
NAtional: U.S. Voting Technology Leader Sequoia Voting Systems Announces New Corporate Ownership LINK
NAtional: Getting in Touch with the Inner VVSG LINK
NAtional: Just a Few 'Glitches'? LINK
CA: Counting paper ballots means long wait LINK
CA: Riverside County - Supervisors' e-mails violated law, DA says
CA: San Bernardino County - Next election results may take days LINK
CA: San Francisco - SF Charges Voting Company With Breach Of Contract LINK
CA: San Francisco seeks reimbursement for election problems LINK
CA: San Francisco - S.F. prepares to sue voting machine company LINK
CA: San Francisco - Voting machine vendor under fire LINK
CA: San Mateo County - Election picture still shaping up LINK
CO: Uncertainty looms for 2008 election in Denver LINK
CO: Denver election woes bode ill for 2008 LINK
CO: Denver Columnist - LITTWIN: What's wrong here? LINK
CO: Denver clerk: Much to do by '08 LINK
CT: Rage for (and against) the machine:
New voting technology draws mixed reviews LINK
CT: Middlefield recount in motion LINK
FL: Fla. asked to detail balloting procedures LINK
FL: Sarasota County Opinion - Election rules in limbo LINK
IA: Voting by mail? LINK
IA: Culver wants to explore voting by mail LINK
IA: Johnson County - Human error, number of early voters lead to counting glitch LINK
IN: La Porte County - Some glitches at polls LINK
MT: Election chief views mail-in balloting as success LINK
NJ: Atlantic County - Software blamed for delay of Atlantic County vote counts LINK
NJ: Camden County errors trap votes in a few machines LINK
NJ: Essex County - Seven voting machines replaced in Essex County LINK
NJ: Mercer County - Judge orders county to open machines to tally leftover votes
Poll workers did not turn over cartridges when the polls closed LINK
NY: US to NY: You Gotta HAVA Faulty Voting Machine LINK
NY: Civic Groups Blast Department of Justice Proposal to Gut Standards LINK
NY: State elections board discusses U.S. lawsuit in closed session LINK
NY: Election activists call for return to paper ballots LINK
OH: Ohio Election Justice Campaign, Justified LINK
OH: State will review voting trouble in northwestern Ohio county LINK
OH: Glitches delay vote count for Seneca, Putnam LINK
OH: Stealing Ohio 2004 The Case Heats Up LINK
OH: Cuyahoga County's rocky election night leaves a lot of questions LINK
OH: Lawrence County - Township race result flipped because of error LINK
PA: Fayette County - Official blames election Web site errors on database 'glitch' LINK
PA: Lackawanna County - Vote-Counting Woes in Northeast Pennsylvania LINK
PA: Lackawanna County - Voting system 'just totally antiquated' LINK
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