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Monday, December 13, 2010 Voting News: Wikileaks, Estonia's internet election and 'Lessons Learned'. Editor's Note
Maryland Report -" Scanners Cost Less than DREs..EAC has $2,000,000 in grants for voting system pre-election logic & accuracy testing & post-election audits...Wikileak describes actual attacks on a Estonia's first internet election in "SUBJECT: ESTONIA'S CYBER ATTACKS: LESSONS LEARNED"...Yesterday we ran article that said US voting machine expert Alec Halderman was deported upon arrival in India. The article was wrong...
Sunday, December 12, 2010 Voting News: India deports US voting machine expert. Bridgeport recount finds errors. Editor Note!
10 yrs after Bush V Gore: "HAVA has been misinterpreted and misused from the moment of its passage." ~ Joe Richey, Colorado SOS Elect. Best Pract.Commission..CT Post: Recount shows widespread miscalculations. "If you cast a photocopied ballot in last month's gubernatorial election in Bridgeport, there's a 1 in 4 chance your vote was miscounted." ..India: US prof behind EVM study deported on arrival...
Friday, December 10, 2010 Voting News: New York 7th SD recount quest about precedent. Alaska judge rules for state
Alaska Judge rules for state, against Miller. What does it mean? ..Johnson to appeal NY 7th Senate District loss: "The procedures governing these new voting machines are uncharted territory..What happens here could very well govern how all future close elections are decided. That is why I intend to take my request for a full hand recount to a higher court.." ~ incumbent Craig Johnson (D)..
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Voting News: Creating elections we can trust - Columbia Co New York, Humboldt & Yolo CA
Kudos to Humboldt Co CA Registrar Carolyn Crnich, Yolo Co. CA Registrar Freddy Oakley, for adopting innovative methods to increase transparency & public involvement in elections..Big applause to Columbia Co NY Election Commish Virginia Martin for hand counting the votes..redibility of Minnesota's election process vindicated.. Nassau SD 07 audit to expand..Tom Green Co TX: "1,545 local ballots found." ...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Voting News: Michigan recount uncovers ballot probs. Internet voting in age of Cyber War
1000s of ballots in Huron & Tuscola Cnty Michigan weren't secured properly so cant be recounted...NC Statewide IRV contest faces recount..MY City, How Do You Lose Nearly 200,000 Votes? "This calls into question the whole validity of the process." -- Sam Roberts..India missing 4,000 electronic voting machines..Dr. Barbara Simons on internet voting...All out Cyber War over Wikileaks shows risk of using internet for elections..
Monday, December 6, 2010 Voting News: NY SD 7 recount battle rages on. NC instant runoff wipes candidate's 100K lead
Judge says no to recount of NY Sen Dist 7. Nassau Dems expert Prof. Philip Stark was not allowed to testify but some remarks were read into the record: "The potential for error in this contest is large: In total, the 242 unaudited machines could hold enough error to account for the apparent margin 186 times over. Sixty-six of the 242 unaudited machines could hold enough error to account for the apparent margin."
Sunday, December 5, 2010 Voting News: Travis Texas recount 'shines light on election problems'. Minn recount slammed
Seriously? Politico piece slams MN recounts, says they should be harder to get..Meanwhile judge rules against Dems quest for Nassau recount in Johnson-Martins NY 7th Sen race. Johnson to appeal..Value of recounts learned in TX HD 48: "That recount has become like turning over a big rock to see all the unpleasant things that live in the darkness beneath it, and what it has revealed about voting in Travis County is not pretty."
Friday, December 3, 2010 Voting News: Election hangover,Bush V Gore legacy. N.Carolina still counting IRV contest
Champaign Ill Cnty Clerk compares return rate of emailed vs snail-mailed blank overseas military ballots....MN GOP candidate Emmer to withdraw some ballot challenges..Steven Schlesinger,atty for Johnson(D) count..said New York's new optical scanning machines "suck," and estimated 40 percent failed a required audit..Report: Barriers to Voting Access at 3 out of 4 NY Poll Sites..Election Hangover-The real legacy of Bush v. Gore
Thursday, December 2, 2010 Voting News: New York City BoE finds 200,000 more votes. Bridgeport CT recount chugs on
Losing KY mayor sues,says voting machines set with wrong time..NYC finds 200K votes...Internet voting a good idea? See UK article: "China is waging cyber warfare on Britain..they're carrying out most cyber attacks remotely, mining information that is stored on servers in the UK,from all over the world " making anything from the national grid to the banking system vulnerable."..Putin criticizes US elections...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Voting News: New York 7th SD - give up or count the votes? Internet vote co hiring on Craigslist
Palm Beach County Commissioners dodge touchscreen question..NY Sen DEM spokesman says Craig Jackson won't concede 7th SD yet:"anything less than the counting of every vote is a slap in the face to every voter."...Lucas Co. recount continues after flub.. Audit shows Vt. ballot machines accurate..Internet Vote company "EveryoneCounts" hiring off of Craigslist...Hackers took down 36 Pakistan govt websites..
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Voting News: Minnesota recount a long feisty process. Just How Bad Was Bush v. Gore?
Saguache County CO election problems the result of computer errors...Recount of Bridgeport CT ballots under way..Indiana's newly elected SoS is accused of "Voter Fraud" because his voter registration has incorrect address...Minnesota 'Happy Recount Day': First day is the start of a long and sometimes feisty process..NYC Election board stuck in time warp - voters get outdated voting guides...
Monday, November 29, 2010 Voting News: NYC war against the machines. Bridgeport CT recount 'will take as long as necessary'
Is challenge to AK write-ins a 'literacy test'?..Bridgeport: Luther Weeks, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, said the recount beginning Monday will take as long as necessary, but will probably end this week.....W&M School of Law writes on "Optical Scanners, Punch Cards, and Levers: New York City's Continuing War Against the Machines"..Massive Chinese Net Reroute Exposes Web's Achilles Heel
Sunday, November 28, 2010 Voting News: A 'toxic' idea for Florida elections. CT Post, advocates to recount Bridgeport election
Palm Beach CO Commish Karen Marcus wants to lobby for return to touchscreen voting. FL Voters Coalition Pres Dan McCrea:"We all understand the pretty picture that is painted of a clean electronic push-button election that's over and gives everybody an early night and reliable results..It remains fantasy with today's technology."..Illegal 6-foot barrier blocks CO poll watchers..Bridgeport recount on Mon...
Friday, November 26, 2010 Voting News: New York, Colorado vote tabulator troubles. Internet Vote hacked - for Palin?
Alaska GOP repudiates Joe Miller vote count allegations...Open Records request for Georgia election data denied...Minnesota starts recount of gubernatorial election Monday..Was internet vote for 'Dancing with the Stars' rigged?. In real internet elections Canadian citizens in Township of Huron-Kinloss council worried more about system crashes or not getting to vote rather than tampering..CO & NY vote tabulator troubles...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Voting News: NY Count the ballots - 'best way to settle disputes.' Bridgeport Conn to have recount
Indiana voter describes "Voting as a deaf blind person" ..Bridgeport Conn to allow recount...Colorado Sunshine law partly cloudy after Election Day..Palm Beach Election sup changes mind,will consider new modems instead of whole new voting system. Modems are $1,500 each??.Minn. canvas board launches recount, battle over rules...Nevada SoS says time to replace old voting machines..NYT: "It's time to count the paper ballots."
Monday, November 22, 2010 Voting News: Osceola CO Florida voting machines shaken too hard? E-voting 'vulnerable'
Osceola CO candidate cites irregularities. "While absentee ballots were being scanned, election workers shook the machines vigorously and often, at times even banging the wall with them.".. Tues night Brad Friedman interviews Ohio Sec of State Jennifer Brunner...NYT: What the Secret Donors Want..No internet voting for Singapore:"The internet platform while convenient is vulnerable to power outage, hacking and service attacks"
Sunday, November 21, 2010 Voting News: New York Dems mull recount in 60th. CA GOP challenges provisional ballot signatures (1 comments)
Update on 2 "lost" voting machines in NY..Dems mull recount in New York's 60th District: "Make no mistake, this is really bad. The state put into law that there has to be a paper trail precisely so that when there are irregularities of exactly the type we're seeing in this race we can ensure that the votes are counted properly." ~ Sen-Elect Mike Gianaris & attorney overseeing count..Better way than photo ID? ....
Friday, November 19, 2010 Voting News: 'new' voting machines turn up in Buffalo. Ballot removal for Minnesota?
US Senate candidate Miller(R)wins delay on Alaska election cert...Palm Beach officials building their case for touchscreen voting, now claim its about disability access...Now That He's Been Elected, KS Sec. of State-Elect Kris Kobach Can't Find Any 'Voter Fraud'...Minnesota GOP lays groundwork to "remove" alleged phantom ballots. Ramsey County says suit should be rejected...2 'new' voting machines turn up in Buffalo..
Thursday, November 18, 2010 Voting News: Palm Beach to 'retry touch-screen voting'? NC election protest cites vote flipping
Brad Friedman writes "Why Joe Miller is right to call for a 'hand count' in Alaska's Senate Race"...Clarification - Bridgeport Questions its Legal Authority to Revisit Balloting"...Bad news: "Palm Beach County Elections Chief Susan Bucher wants to retry touch-screen voting" & she promises to lobby legislature to bring back touchscreens...Touchscreen vote flipping cited in a demand for new election for North Carolina...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Voting News: Bridgeport CT refuses election audit. Recounts everywhere, what are the laws? (1 comments)
Murkowski wins Alaska Sen Race.Miller did not concede.."Bridgeport Embarrasses Itself Once Again, Refusing to be Audited"...Will California ever finish counting absentee ballots?..Who Stole Election Day? (Early voting)..Election fraud charged in Madison,Yancey Co NC..Photo ID proposed in OK & TX, to propose in NC, with LWV filing suit in OK.. Cuomo Seeks Expedited Senate Recount...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Voting News: In favor of paper ballots,recounts. Internet Voting is 'an affront to democracy'
"Pulling the Lever for Paper"..VA needs paper ballots by 2012 to avoid fiasco: "It's been a few years since Fairfax County got through an entire election cycle without a piece of voting equipment breaking down, a handful of votes vaporizing or an election result being delayed."..Internet voting is "an affront to democracy..It does not fulfill the requirement of one person, one vote and a guarantee of a secret ballot."..
Monday, November 15, 2010 Voting News: Colorado poll watchers need binoculars? Time for a Recount New York
Election not truly over till 11/30 in California...Coloradoans need binoculars to observe processing of mail ballots..CT lawmaker drafts bill requiring 1 ballot per reg. voter..Ga. wants new voters to prove citizenship...100,000 Maryland 'Relax' Election Day Robocalls Violated Law..Missouri election robo calls used fake caller IDs..Montana eyes vote by mail..Several NC contests to be recounted...Key New York Races Undecided.
Sunday, November 14, 2010 Voting News: Broken voting machine seals in Putnam TN raise doubts. Clash over recount for NY 1st
In Alaska, Miller awaits the military ballots..Another bad idea for elections in the Ohio Dayton Daily News: "Unused paper ballots are big waste for Ohio". The Dayton DN editors should read the New Haven Register editorial: "Scrimping on ballots proved foolish"...Tennessee GOP requests investigation of possible voting machines tampering in Putnam Co...Clash over vote recount for NY 1st CD...
Friday, November 12, 2010 Voting News: Dust settles on voting machine failures. Beware the Perils of Internet voting
Arizona Pot smokers "edgy': Prop 203 still undecided..Colorado SoS to investigate Saguache County election after discovery of uncounted absentee ballots...Minnesota Recount part 2? Fewer absentee ballot rejections in 2010 vote...Spokane WA County Ballot Copying -- Problem?..Six House Races Remain in Limbo..Africa election commission mulls EVMs for "ensuring free elections"..Beware the Perils of Internet Voting says Kyle Geske
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Voting News: Perry Co KY vote flipping. Epstein:"What happens when there's no recount possible?"
Perry Co KY voting mach probs: voters would push button & wrong name lit up.."North Carolina Voting Machines Lessons Learned,Part Two" (not just NC)..Expert Jeremy Epstein on VA's paperless voting: "What happens when there's no recount possible?"..Veterans Day & MOVE Act..Audio reveals Afghan election fraud...33 Canada cities internet voting mess..Think internet voting is a good idea? See V for Vendetta hacks WSU...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Voting News: Fairfax 'should junk electronic voting machines'. NY Election night-mare
Miller campaign challenges mis-spelled write in votes for Murkowski in AK..IL Appeals court rejects Barrow's redo effort of '09 election...Philadelphia voter forced to swear on Bible before voting...Computer scientist Jeremy Epstein as a poll worker in Fairfax,VA."..one of the touch screen machines was crashing all day...If I had a laptop that crashed three or four times in one day, I'd get a new one."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Voting News: Spokane must duplicate 30,000 mail ballots. Some elections still too close to call
Rep Tim Bishop wants hand count of 184,000 Long Island 1st dist ballots after vote swing. 10,000 absentee ballots uncounted...Was Stark CO, OH student's video report of touchscreen vote-flipping just an isolated incident? Brad Friedman reports...Spokane WA officials busy duplicating 30K ballots that were damaged, poorly marked or unreadable...Dust Settles on Election Results, But Not Troubles. 4 India EVMs smashed...
Monday, November 8, 2010 Voting News: OH student records Vote flipping on iPhone. Paper vs. Plastic Voting in Houston
California STILL counting absentee ballots..CT,NM, NY having post election audits...Computer scientist...Young, Russo file complaint to end electronic voting in Rhode Island...Dan Wallach describes voting experience & struggle to get paper ballot in Houston TX..Parties scramble as recounts loom in several House races..Congrats to Prof Ed Felton,e-voting expert for appt as Chief Technologist to FTC
Sunday, November 7, 2010 Voting News: CA has 1 M uncounted mail ballots. AK to hand count write ins. CT gets bad advice
AK to hand count 83,000 write-in votes...CA still has est 1-1.4 M ballots to count..Newspaper-Listening to voting vendor, suggests unsafe sophisticated voting system to Connecticut...ES&S apologizes to Alabama probate judges for problems arising when ES&S sent pencils instead of pens to polling places...Georgia's Tammy Adkins Becomes the New Alvin Greene...MS dis-functional elections..Hand recount called in a NY Assembly Seat
Friday, November 5, 2010 Voting News: Widespread Diebold failure in Utah Co UT. Columbia CO NY orders full hand count
hey had ballot shortages: Auburn Lake Trails, CA & Ellsworth village,WA insufficient paper ballots created lines & long waits..MN Recount to start Nov. 29 & end Dec. 14..Columbia County NY began hand count of ballots yesterday. Election Commissioner Virginia Martin wants check against machine tally...ES&S sofware failures in Sumter SC blamed on "human error". Tuesday ALL Diebold machines failed in Utah Co Utah...
Thursday, November 4, 2010 Voting News: CA,CO mail ballot holdup. CT ballot fiasco. AR, PA voting machine fails. MN recount?
Alameda Cnty CA has 122, 000 ballots to count. Other CA counties still counting mail ballots...Weld, & Arapahoe Cnty CO still processing mail ballots...Bridgeport CT ballot shortage fiasco leaves gov race un-decided...Reduction of polling places in Paulding, GA & Collins caused long lines &, long waits for voters...More vote flipping in NC, PA...Sumter SC touchscreens shutdown...MN braces for potential recount...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Voting News: Vote flipping in Indiana, Maryland, Penn. 10,000 calls to 866OURVOTE
866-OUR-VOTE received over 10,000 calls today. Top states include CA, GA & PA. Some in today's news. Would you believe Alabama didn't have enough pens, so used pencils to mark ballots, causing probs? ..MD Diebold touchscreens flip votes from GOP to DEM!..CA awaits millions of mail ballots..probs with epoll books,paper poll books, power outages,locked up ballots,polling place moves, machine shutdowns, vote flipping, scams...
Monday, November 1, 2010 Voting News: Is internet voting secret & safe? Vote help 866-OUR-VOTE. Where 2 vote - vote411.org
"If we can bank by ATM, why not vote by the Internet?"~ CTVoter explains... Fox news: Internet Voting Arrives -But Is It Secret and Safe?...Chuck Tyson, Craven County NCGOP Chair on NC's touchscreen problems: "I think every vote cast should get to the right party no matter what party they put the vote for," ..."Dead Voters" and the early vote...Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for help. See vote411.org to find your polling place...
Sunday, October 31, 2010 Voting News: NC Judge rules for GOP on touchscreen voting. E-vote probs not conspiracy theory
Judge Rules in Favor of NCGOP on Touch-Screen Vote Flipping. NCGOP atty Tom Farr:"What I heard in the argument today was, the problem with the touchscreen voting machines are the fault of the voters, not the State Board and we have to preserve the integrity of the State Board and its reputation. And that's more important than making sure that voters had their ballots counted accurately..." Vote probs?Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE...
Saturday, October 30, 2010 Voting News: HAVA scary Halloween. In DC internet voting test, hackers were the GOOD guys (2 comments)
In D.C.'s Web voting test, the hackers were the good guys...HAVA Scary Halloween: Ten years older and deeper in debt, yet far from credible elections.."Ballot boxing: The problem with electronic voting machines" interview w/natl experts..THE UNDEAD UNDEAD VOTER CLAIM...Overdone "undervote" warning in 67 Illinois cnties using Diebold scanners..NC voting machines hearing today...Google tools to help you vote...866-OUR-VOTE..
Friday, October 29, 2010 Voting News: NC GOP sues over touch-screen problems. Beware bogus online ballots in CT, NH
A Decade After Florida Fiasco,Voting Remains a Hodgepodge...Paperless e-voting a concern this election..Nearly 1 in 4 voters in Tues elections will use e-voting systems with no paper records..Voters in Connecticut & New Hampshire beware of bogus online ballots...N.Carolina's GOP Party filed suit over touch-screen vote flipping...Internet voting 'an electronic disaster' in Stratford, Canada..Probs voting? 866-OUR-VOTE
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Voting News: E-Voting 'a hopelessly dangerous concept'. NC GOP threatens suit over vote flipping (3 comments)
New database on state recount & audit laws...Verified Voting new map of voting tech in US...IL Dems botch absentee early voting push..NC GOP threatens suit over touch-screen voting machines..NY voter cross fingers...SC voting machines not reliable says Computer Science Prof Dr. Duncan Buell ...NM & VA voter reg. databases bogged down...9 voting machines unattended overnight in NW Lehi,UT polls... Slate: Faith Based Voting..
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Voting News: E-Voting, E-Nightmare. 3rd NC County has vote flipping. Canada internet vote fiasco
on iTunes: Dan Rather's "Digital Democracy in Doubt"...TX vote flip video is on internet again..3rd NC county reports vote flipping..VerifiedVoting on Vote Flipping & Touch Screen Calibration...NH voters beware internet voting scam...S Carolina voting system needs overhaul..Report vote probs by cell phone 866-OUR-VOTE.
Serous system failures in Canadian muni internet voting..Ahmedabad India leaders sue to stop internet voting
Monday, October 25, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreen vote flips 'a known class of problems..' New Dan Rather e-vote report
'Dan Rather Reports' new investigative report on E-Voting Tues Oct. 26th @ 8pm...Tech-Savvy College Students wanted as Poll Workers..Early voting by itself depresses the vote?...Texas E-Voting Suit Reveals Frailties of the Ballot Box..CNN asks Does Your Vote Count?.. Vote flipping: "This is a known class of problems with touch screen voting machines." ~ Alex Halderman, computer scientist @ U. of Michigan...
Sunday, October 24, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens in 2 NC Counties flip votes from GOP to DEM. 866-OUR-VOTE
Chuck Tyson, chair of Craven Cnty NC GOP about touchscreen machines:"They never work, they're late reporting, they screw up, they ain't worth a damn and we ought to go back to paper ballots," ....Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE to get help & report problems...Security Fears Mount as E-Voting Comes of Age: "I think these systems can be compromised," says Pam Smith, Pres of Verified Voting. "It might not happen this year..
Saturday, October 23, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens flip votes in N.Carolina, Texas. NY City flubs ballot instructions
Voting absentee by mail? Check postage!..Riverside CO CA starts 24 hour work days processing absentee ballots for Nov 2 election...Touchscreen voting flipping in Craven County NC, also in Dallas and Collin County TX..New York City's Nov 2 ballots instructions may disenfranchise voters...Beware hinky vote by mail applications sent out in NY ...Open Source Non profit group Trust the Vote comments on the DC internet voting hack
Friday, October 22, 2010 Voting News: Internet Voting - A Real Possibility? iPhone App for reporting voter fraud (2 comments)
Where's My Ballot? There's Still Time for Overseas Voters in 2010...Report Voter Fraud: There's an App for that...Comprehensive Map of US Voting Equipment Released...Routt County Colorado must copy mailed ballots after error..There's an iPhone app to report voter fraud, how about one to report voting machine failures or voter disenfranchisement?... Internet Voting -- A Real Possibility? Podcast with Jeremy Epstein...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Voting News: "Halderman's Hackers" - How safe, online voting? Vote by mail - 1 in 5 ballots 'lost'
"Halderman's Hackers": How Safe is Online Voting?..A study of 2008 election shows a "lost rate" of 20% for vote by mail ballots...Small Improvements & New Problem in Connecticut Post-Election Audits..Travis County officials OK change to paper ballot after 2012..WA State Under Fire for Emailed Overseas Ballots..Afghanistan rules 1.3m parliamentary votes invalid.. Security of India's electronic voting machines is questioned..
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Voting News: Can Internet Voting withstand public test? Can S. Carolina 'count on machines?'
DC allowed public test of their internet voting system & shut it down after computer scientists took over the system. Other states that allow email or internet balloting for overseas voters should see if their systems can withstand a public test too..Sarasota FL's controversial Election Sup Kathy Dent may not run again...India e-voting researcher Hari Prasad is a winner of EFF Pioneer award..Afghanistan tosses 1000s of votes..
Sunday, October 17, 2010 Voting News: "Whiteygate" and blackbox voting. New Hanover NC vote flipping 'no conspiracy' (1 comments)
Chicago official blames vendor Dominion for misspelling Rich Whitley's name as "Rich Whitey" on IL gubernatorial ballot. Whitley asks: "Why is something as vital to our society as the integrity of the vote being left to a private, for-profit contractor?"..New Hanover NC BoE Chief says 'no conspiracy' causing touchscreens to flip votes. Yet voters were disenfranchised. This would not happen with paper ballots & optical scanners
Friday, October 15, 2010 Voting News: N Carolina Touchscreens flip votes. Will internet voting cause election debacle?
Chicago's voting machines mis-spelled Green Pty candidate's name as "Rich Whitey'..Touchscreens flip votes in New Hanover CO NC..Vote PA needs your help in fight for paper ballots...."Overseas and military voters have unprecedented options for requesting, receiving and casting their ballots in 2010." says Pres of Overseas Vote Foundation..Is it possible commit election fraud even without being in a voting booth? (Yes)..
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Voting News: Internet voting a national security question. Unredacted AVC Edge report
Computer scientist Dan Wallach News8 Austin TV: "Texas Supreme Court to weigh in on e-voting".....Computer Scientists, Election Integrity Advocates Question Feasibility of "Digital Democracy":"If I'm going to steal an election, I probably won't mess with these little pilots.."I'm going to wait until there's this groundswell for Internet voting." ~ Dr. Barbara Simons..Court permits release of unredacted report on AVC Advantage.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Voting News: Internet Voting, totally owned. TX Court hears evoting lawsuit
radio interview with Dr. David Jefferson, Livermore Natl Laboratories, computer scientist and cyber security expert and VerifiedVoting.org's Internet Voting expert with NEW UNREPORTED BOMBSHELLS on breath-taking D.C. Internet Vote Hack...NY BOE survey finds thousands of voters have 'major issues' with new machines...Paper Trail for E-Voting Machines Goes Before TX Supreme Court...
Sunday, October 10, 2010 Voting News: Dangers of Internet Voting Confirmed. Foreign $ in US Elections? (6 comments)
Verified Voting's Pres.interviewed by Fox D.C. about DC Internet Voting Pilot. In spite of experts saying otherwise, DC's BoE still thinks they can make internet voting secure. Really? Then Google & DoD may wish to hire DC officials to teach them how. The video testimony is up on YouTube, making it easier to share on Facebook & blogs...Early voting centers at colleges teach students...Pakistan to pilot electronic voting...
Friday, October 8, 2010 Voting News: Video Cure for Internet Voting. Ireland voting machines to be traffic cones?
DC's Board of Elections detected the hack of their internet voting system BECAUSE Professor J. Alex Halderman & U. of Michigan students wanted the hack detected. "A real attack might be completely invisible and could have run on undetected much, much longer...". Halderman's team also changed the BoE password to protect it foreign hacker attempts..Files stolen from NM's SoS whistleblower..
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Voting News: Internet voting faces the music. SC voting machine bugs. Ireland trashes EVMs
About the DC Internet vote hack, Dr. David Jefferson says "Let there be no mistake about it: this is a major achievement, and supports in every detail the warnings that security community have been giving about Internet voting for over a decade now."..The U. of Michigan team changed cast ballots to write-ins like HAL 900 of "2001: A Space Odyssey" ...MAJOR writeup about SC's voting machines. Shelby TN election prob testimony..
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Voting News: India to get paper trail? DC Internet Voting Pwned - update. NY voter feedback poll
D.C.'s internet "Voting System Pwned by Michigan Wolverines" in public test. What would experts find if allowed to "test" W.VA.'s military/internet voting system, or other states' email balloting?..The NY SBOE is conducting a voter feedback poll. So is the New York Daily news..Trial against Shelby Co TN Elections Commission starts Wed..Voting by mail? Check the postage!..Will The World's Largest Democracy beat US to full VVPR?
Sunday, October 3, 2010 Voting News: A Citizen's Audit of S.Carolina's Voting System. Is there 'a ghost in the machine?'
"Citizen's Audit of South Carolina's Voting System October 2010".."Unlocking IRV in Aspen"...Florida Case Puts Focus on Issue of Absentee Ballot Fraud...Hawaii's eGov website listed wrong date for Nov General Election...2nd-tier parties sue New York State Election Board...Reminder-Monday is last day for half the states to register, visit Rock the Vote for help..India EVMs-"Is there a ghost in the machine?"..
Friday, October 1, 2010 Voting News: D.C. halts test of internet voting pilot. Shelby Co TN election trial starts Monday
DC Board of Elections & Ethics suspended the public examination of internet voting pilot...NY Sen Elections Committee held hearing on the recent primary. Lawrence Norden with Brennan Ctr for Justice makes recommendations...Judge won't dismiss lawsuit against Shelby County TN Election Commission - "You might want to start preparing for yet another election, Shelby County."..India police to question 3rd person over EVMs...
Thursday, September 30, 2010 Voting News: CNN analysis of US election accuracy. NY Primary vote problems update
ACLU faults Pima county AZ for invalidating 18% of 2008 provisional ballots..Candidate for California SOS has voted once in his life.. NYC Elections Chief Attacks Reports of Primary Day Chaos..Vote Centers for Ohio?..Dave Schechter, CNN Senior National Editor has a wide ranging analysis of today's election systems and challenges... FVAP blogs on military vote updates.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Voting News: Brennan Ctr to vote vendors- report malfunctions. SC cnty stalls election FOIAs
New CA law requires vote vendors to report problems...Bo Lipari's testimony on NY primary...Brennan Ctr letter asks vendors to self report probs...South Carolina Straight ticket warning..Charleston Co SC election office drags feet on FOIAS..Mary Mancini's "The Worst Legislation in Tennessee!"..Fox says 7 states violating the MOVE act, may disenfranchise overseas & military voters. FVAP says "To date, all states have..."
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Voting News: Travis TX judge nixes paper ballots. Philippine source code disclosure ordered
DoD Announces Absentee Voting Week..The Persistence of Partisan Election Administration..Shelby County TN expands whistleblower law, but leaves out reference to elections..Overseas Vote Foundation AK, MI, VI overseas voters: Want to #vote in Nov.? Oct. 3 is your Registration deadline...Court orders Philippine Elections Commission to Disclose source code used in May elections...
Monday, September 27, 2010 Voting News: Experts slams D.C. Internet Voting Plan as unsafe. Ottawa's internet voting bugs
Hampden MA may end hand counting ballots..Benton Co MI Sup paid up to $40 + case of beer for votes..Ottawa voters blocked by "captcha" bug & some registered voters told they weren't on the list...Experts pan D.C. Internet vote plan: "Return of marked ballots over the Internet is something we simply don't know how to do safely. Exercises such as this are counterproductive, because they will provide a false sense of security."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Voting News: DC internet vote hack test? Thoughts on NY Primary. Visit 'Electionland'
DC offers public "test" of internet vote system...Bo Lipari has some thoughts & recommendations on New York's primary..Houston Voting Machine Fire Update and Shouting 'Voter Fraud' in a Crowded Midterm Election..Visit Electionland to register to vote, find polling place & sign up for election reminders.."the threat of the Citizens United ruling to our democracy goes far beyond the narrow definition of corruption."
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 E-Vote Vendors to NC: We Don't WANT to Break the Law!
How often do you hear of a voting vendor saying they really really (really!!) do not want to break the law, but state officials are forcing them to? But that's exactly what's about to happen in North Carolina where the first statewide use of Instant Runoff Voting..could produce, according to some, a "train wreck" this November...there is actually no state or federally certified software to tally IRV on NC's voting systems..
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Voting News: 866-OUR-VOTE. NY fusion lawsuit, disabled access probs . AZ lawsuit update
Ruling in AZ election case...Disappearing Voters -No Penalties for Failing to Correctly Fill Out & Deliver Voter Reg.Forms...NC vote vendor does NOT want to break law..NY city disabled complain-voting places inaccessible, no ballot-marking devices..3rd party lawsuit against NY Fusion..Wisconsin Group alleges voter suppression..Why Your Toaster Works Better Than Your Voting Machine..1-866-OUR-VOTE is back..Vote buying in Kenya.
Monday, September 20, 2010 Voting News: Maryland needs to switch to paper ballots. A Decent Proposal - for voting machines
"if Maryland is truly concerned about election results that are not only verifiable but also available much more quickly on election night, we would move as quickly as possible to the optical scan voting system mandated in the law passed by the General Assembly in 2007." ~ Rebecca Wilson, SAVEourVotes.org ..Shelby County Tennessee Election Commission, Democrats prepare for trial over voting irregularities..A decent proposal..
Sunday, September 19, 2010 Voting News: Paper Ballots, Common Sense. Teacher pay online vote fiasco. Afghan vote violence
Common Sense:The Indispensable Role Of Voter Verified Paper Ballots..(NOT)Counting Votes in Shelby CO Tennessee..Why No Central Database Of E-Voting Problems?..Internet voting fiasco-Spam filter prevents Palm Beach Co teachers from casting online ballot on new contract...Unlimited Political Speech For Corporations That Don't Say Pledge Of Allegiance..Violence & fraud mar Afghan election..Burma Excludes Thousands From Voting
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Voting News: New voting machines, angry New Yorkers. New arrest over India EVMs (1 comments)
"Voting System Failures: A Database Solution"...MD officials blame voting machine failures on poll workers..The latest target of New Yorkers' ire: new voting machines, which perplexed them, broke down and ate their primary election ballots...N.Jersey Military/Internet voting pilot bill..Vote probs in DC, MA, MD...Pune India engineer held, cops say gave EVM to researcher..Why other countries have scrapped electronic voting..
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Voting News: New York Voting machine problems. The 'sovereign' power of voting machines
"Voting machines have acquired the sort of 'sovereign' power that only voters should enjoy in a true democracy. What would you call it but a travesty of democracy where the people are relegated to the background and the unverifiable machine records (which can be wrong, manipulated) become the sole basis for declaring elected representatives?" ~ G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, a leading election analyst & political commentator in India
Saturday, September 11, 2010 Voting News: Suing Sarasota Election Sup - the Sequel. Shelby Co TN lawsuits update
Shelby Co AL continues fight against voting rights act..AZ fake green pty candidates stay on ballot for now..Another election down, another accusation of misconduct against Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent..Hawaii voters take note: many polling places have closed..MD early voting yields only 2% turnout, costs $3.4M...Ballot access would clutter ballot say NC officials..Harris Co TX mulls non partisan election chief
Thursday, September 9, 2010 Voting News: AZ election lawsuit begins. Hawaii cuts 97 poll sites. Mail ballots dont help turnout
Citizens' suit against Maricopa Co AZ election office begins Sept 10..LA Co voters prefer that new voting system use paper ballots...Election watchdog report challenges Scott Brown election in Mass..NM SoS Herrera troubles: 4 election chiefs quit so far, Herrera fired 2 whistleblowers last week & SoS office swept for bugs..Virgin Isl voting machine lawsuit dismissed..The Ugly face of India Election Commission....
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Voting News: NM SoS fires critics. Moldova voter roll hacked. Military Voters get your ballot!
Lawyers' Committee Condemns DOJ and Georgia's Maneuvers to Preclear New Registration Procedures..Hinds Co MS to buy 300 used optical scanners for $350 ea..NM SOS fires whistleblowers....WA SOS office straight talk on military vote. Military voters get your ballot now. Military get reduced FedEx rates to send your ballot back. Hacker attacks Moldova voter rolls, causes confusion...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Voting News: NY ballots fine print. 1600 Hawaii ballots missing contest. Internet Voting Pt 3
CTVoter on Common Sense Election Integrity...Sarasota election sup Kathy Dent shrugs of another lawsuit, since taxpayers foot the bill...Troops votes at risk: NJ lawmakers have two bills for internet/military voting...TN Paper V Plastic debate heats up...Fox anchor accuses WA State of trying to disenfranchise military..Virgin Islands e-voting suit..VerifiedVoting Internet Voting Part 3...
Thursday, September 2, 2010 Voting News: New York warned of 'Electoral Chaos'. Sarasota Fl - Recounts belong to the voters
On Sarasota FL: Tom Lyons says "Recounts belong to the voters" and not a tired candidate or election supervisor...New York Warned of 'Electoral Chaos' in Transition to Electronic Voting: In the Wednesday hearing.."It seems to me that these new machines are more prone to fraud on a mass scale than a lever machine,"~Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs...Harris County Texas Update on the dueling vote fraud press conferences...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Voting News: Virginia State Election server still down. DC internet vote experiment delayed
13 candidates file for statewide contest for NC appeals court, to be tallied by IRV and counties don't yet have procedures...DC to delay internet voting experiment that uses overseas troops as guinea pigs. DC has advertised this pilot as "Digital Vote By Mail Service", but it still is internet voting, inherently insecure...NASS Designates September National Voter Registration Month...
Monday, August 30, 2010 Voting News: VA Election Site IT outage. Kathy Dent recount flap. AK's 11,200 iffy mail ballots
CT "State recanvass law inadequate for close elections"...Over 20,000 Alaska Mail Votes still to be counted, 11,200 are 'question' ballots...Sarasota FL Election Sup Kathy Dent accused of influencing election in recount...Virginia's State Board of Elections still affected by IT outage that began last week in a data center run by outsourcer Northrop Grumman...Harris County TX gets more electronic voting machines...
Sunday, August 29, 2010 Voting News: AZ, FL, TN vote probs. Harris TX voting equip burned up. EVM expert bailed out (1 comments)
"With less than seven weeks before early voting starts for the general election, the clock is ticking for Tennessee's election officials' efforts to get it right." ...Broward's Disappearing Ink Before Election Day & Early Voting...MORE Lee Co FL ballot problems...Toast: Harris County Texas' 10,000 eSlate electronic voting machines...DOD denies 4 states military ballot waiver..Australia's hung parliament...Hari is out of jail!
Thursday, August 26, 2010 Voting News: India's Electronic Voting Controversy. Suit seeks to void Shelby TN election
Democrats ask court to void Shelby County Tennessee's August election. Vote-total discrepancies not mere error, suit alleges...On Australia's national cliffhanger: "It's not a good sign when the best way out may be a fresh election."...Verified Voting "On India's Electronic Voting Controversy". India's officials should address the voting machine vulnerabilities rather than punish experts who reveal them..
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Voting News: Why Pac-Man voting hack matters.FL vote problems. Citizens United aftershocks
Broward FL elections sup Dr. Snipes neglects to tell voters about polling place change..The BRAD BLOG Informs NBC's Chuck Todd That Ballots Are Not Actually Counted by Humans...Pac-Man for president: Hack highlights e-voting flaws.University researchers remind people that electronic voting machines are still easy to manipulate ..'Too close to call' Australian election result..Afghan vote runs up against fear, disenchantment...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Voting News: DOJ approves GA voter check system. Rutherford TN election official fired
Brennan Center report: "Voting After You Move: A Guide"...Hawaii cuts 97 polling places..Tennessee mis-fires: The Rutherford TN election chief was fired for not having early voting on 1 Saturday, but has anyone been fired for the Shelby Co fiasco where e-poll books blocked thousands of voters?...Deputies of "Houston Votes" submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registration apps...
Monday, August 23, 2010 Voting News: Florida voter alert! After India EVM expert arrest. Dan Rather on voting machines
CTVoter on reforms intended to tweak turnout -"Fighting the last [election]war -" Be careful what you ask for!" Florida Voter Alert: 2008 Absentee Voters May Have Problems at Polls...Dan Rather on Chris Matthews today, "Electronic voting machines still alot of problems..."...India electronic voting machine update: The "story' behind Hari Prasad's arrest and its aftermath..
Sunday, August 22, 2010 Voting News: India E-voting expert arrested. TN voters deserve answers. Australia Bush v Gore?
India's arrest of Hari Prasad: "So as governments do to whistle blowers and those who bring uncomfortable facts, they have arrested the Indian member of the research team in an effort to determine the source of the voting machine and to intimidate."..Sarasota FL voting machine meltdown proves value of paper ballots..TN "needs to join the 21st century..and move to a verifiable,auditable paper trail/ballot."
Friday, August 20, 2010 Voting News: Shelby CO TN certifies flawed election. Are election audits worth it? Pac-Man II
Bell, CA may give ballot control to county after investigation into massive corruption and election fraud...CTVoter: "Greenwich Audit: Is it worth $1,200?"...Shelby Co TN election board voted 5-0 to certify flawed election, blaming all problems on a single "human error". Some lawsuits in the works and TBI is investigating..see "Pay 2 Play - Democracy's high stakes"..Probe into Philippine's May poll irregularities ongoing..
Thursday, August 19, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens recycled as PacMan games.Verified Voting Internet Voting Pt 1
Florida Voters Coalition encourages citizens to observe poll closing procedures...Shelby Co TN blames technician for election fiasco, local DEM party launching own investigation...J. Alex Halderman has found a good use for touchscreen machines - reprogram them as PacMan consoles...Mason County WV to volunteer overseas vote for internet vote experiment...Part I of Verified Voting's new series on concerns with Internet Voting...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Voting News: Maricopa AZ election protection suit filed. TN and WA election websites crash
Citizens file emergency suit to force Maricopa AZ Elections Dept to follow law...FL Voters Coalition collecting observations on poll closings nxt Tues...Tenn State Election website crashed 5 times on election day, delays Dyer Cnty results...WA election returns crash state computers...1,100 Snohomish Cnty WA voters get ballots within hours to vote..90 yrs ago the 19th amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote..
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Voting News: Waukesha WI clerk keeps vote data on her PC, El Paso CO invites public oversight
"WI's Waukesha County Clerk to Keep Elections Results on Her Personal Computer Really, really dumb...What part of 'public official' & 'public elections' to these sorts of folks not get???" ~Brad Friedman...Contrast to: "Coloradans For Voting Integrity Citizen Volunteers Audit Primary Election Ballots in El Paso County, CO." Robert Balink, El Paso Cnty Clerk, & Liz Olson, MGR--Election Dept, welcomed the citizens audit
Monday, August 16, 2010 Voting News: MORE Tenn. election fiascos. New Lee FL mail ballot probs. Wallach's 'The Wørd'
100 Blount TN voters were given the wrong ballot. Davidson TN vote totals changed when uncounted voting machine was found. Shelby TN was in news last week when e-poll books blocked thousands of voters, an investigation is underway...Candidate's envelopes cause major problems for Lee Cnty Florida voters..18 Members of Congress Call On Atty Gen Holder to Ensure Integrity of Voting Systems..24x7 help for Military Voters
Friday, August 13, 2010 Voting News: Shelby TN investigation Diebolded. Internet voting 'nothing to deter attacker.'
Ron Rivest Internet Voting Risks report: "There is nothing to deter attacker -" Adv can attack anonymously over the Internet until he succeeds."...Candidates of Lee Co FL fiasco want do-over..."Hawkins County (TN)election glitch awards a different commissioner"...'Election Day From Hell' is a poll worker account of Shelby Co TN election...Review of Shelby Co TN election records thwarted by cnty agreement with 'Diebold'...
Thursday, August 12, 2010 Voting News: Pitkin CO touchscreen woes. Foul play in TN vote? Free Xpress for military ballots
Pitkin CO failure of DREs results in hours of delay and "hand count"...Lee CO FL deserves new election...Precinct mixup in Fulton GA...Not clear how NC will tally 1st statewide IRV judicial contest..VotePA Calls For Withdrawal of Challenges to Candidates...OH SOS announces multi $M settlement with Premier/ES&S.."When a Memphis election goes off without a hitch, that will be the shocker"...More on MOVE and military vote...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Feds, TBI called on TN election. FL mail ballot fiasco. '3 Idiots' and India elections
Prof. David Wagner "There is no known way to audit Internet voting. UOCAVA votes might fall 'under a cloud of suspicion.'"..Lee Co FL Ballot blunder could keep votes from counting; .. Did someone intentionally load the wrong poll data onto Shelby Co TN electronic poll books?..David Dill: "all voting systems that have been claimed to be secure have been proved to be insecure.".."'3 Idiots' determine Indian election results"..
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Voting News: TN Election fiasco. Internet voting? 'Pleash just help me inshert..key in the lock'
Broward Co FL mulls $22M facility but $0 for ada voting equipt..Cuyahoga OH told print bilingual ballots or be sued...Can this be true? Carroll Cnty MD to use paper ballots nxt election..."What are best practices for internet voting?" to me sounds like "Pleash jush help me inshert the key in the lock, (hic), and I'll be on my way"" ~Prof. Ron Rivest (MIT)at NIST's UOCAVA workshop..India EVM debate boils over in Washington...
Friday, August 6, 2010 Voting News: TN e-poll book blocks 3,000 voters. Rivest-Risks of Internet Voting negate benefits
"I'm sorry you can't vote," .Up to 3,000 Shelby Co Tennessee voters were turned away and some were offered provisional ballots...A Victory in Florida For Tighter Cyber Security?...The US is going to help Nigeria conduct its presidential election in 2011...The Oregonian wants the SoS to be "open" to internet voting...What do experts say? "The risks of 'internet voting' more than negate any possible benefits.."~ Ron Rivest.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 Voting News: SC Voting machine lawsuit heads to court. Target 'sorry' political donations offend
NC taxpayers overcharged for election ballots?...Some problems with Michigan polls but state has paper ballots...South Carolina Federal voting machine case clears first hurdle...The Federal Voting Assistance Program has opened a 24X7 call center to assist overseas military voters...Target President and CEO "genuinely sorry" that their political donations offend...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Voting News: ATMs AND Voting Machines are hackable. Obama admin on the military vote
Bob Fitrakis asks "Why is it, on this anniversary of Bill Moss' passing, that we can readily accept people are hacking into ATM machines, but ignore the fact that people are also hacking Diebold, ES&S and other electronic voting machines and stealing more than money..Obama admin pushes back hard on charge that it's not protecting military voters...Vote buying scheme in Perry Co KY...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Voting News: 1 in 10 MN mail ballots rejected. DOJ on MOVE Act Waivers, military vote
The Dept of Justice responds to Sen Coryn on MOVE ACT Waivers..Mechanics of Atlantic City NJ absentee ballot fraud revealed in investigative report. Defendant admits:"I just have the people bring the ballot to me, and I fill them out."..Another Year, Another Crisis At The NYC Board Of Elections...CTVoter on "Faith in Technology: Drilling, Driving, and Voting"..How Secure are Military IT Systems?..
Monday, August 2, 2010 Voting News: On Dept of Justice, Military Vote rumors. Sarasota SoE Dent's anti-audit 'timeline'
McCreary CO KY considers switching to paper ballot optical scanners...Washington SOS explains "The story behind our military voting waiver request" and r/e FOX News story 'DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military.' - "Elections officials say it isn't accurately portraying the Department of Justice or the Federal Voting Assistance Program officials on this issue." This is 45th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
Sunday, August 1, 2010 Voting News: Beware Absentee Ballots. Judge nixes Sarasota audits. OR online primary hype
Absentee ballot fraud & corruption inquiries in Bell CA., Bladen Co NC, & Troy NY...Atty Bill Risner seeks to depose Iron Mountain over Pima Co AZ election materials...A judge overrules Sarasota voters on election audits that would make sure the tallying machines work correctly...Facts v hype in "The So-Called Online Internet Primary in Oregon"...Election snafu trips up Columbia voter..Citizens United ruling may help WV Coal
Saturday, July 31, 2010 Voting News: NY ballot fraud ring. Hacker makes ATMs spew cash. OR online 'primary' 4%turnout
Voting rights lawsuit in Alambama over Bingo machine confiscation...DNA Evidence Sought in NY Absentee Ballot Fraud Case...Cryptographers speak of threats, voting, and Blu-R...Oregon Ind Party internet primary 'electon' yields only 4% turnout...Think internet voting is as "safe as online banking"? Read researcher's Hack Can Make ATMs Spew Money...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 Voting News: Calloway KY Co picks optical scan. More WV cntys. mull troop internet vote test
After an "internet pilot" for 5 WV counties, with total of 54 ballots cast out of 68 requested, the Putnam Co WV clerk now believes internet voting is safe, and wants his county to volunteer. Did anyone explain what happened to those missing 14 votes?..Martin FL gets ballot tracking system for mail ballots...Former GA SOS Handel hit with ethics complaint...Ohio SOS Office gets YouTube Channel...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Voting News: KS vote flipping. NASS-overseas vote must be recountable! DISCLOSE Fails
State Election Officials: Recountable Process A Must for Overseas Voters. (internet voting not recountable). Aetna, Humana, Other Insurers Mull New Group to Influence November Races"...Candidate reports touchscreen vote flipping in Johnson County Kansas...Michigan Sleuths Find Link Between Dem Party Official and the Ballot-Qualified Tea Party...Bell, CA police/election fraud investigation...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Voting News: CalTech on voter roll gaps. NY Group - test all scanners. The Hacker advantage
"Huge Variation in "Unmailable" Voter Registration Materials"...Colorado SOS Seeks to "Protect" Ballots from Owners' Inspection...NY groups want outside test of Dominion scanners...The Disclose Act in Senate...WV will test internet voting on overseas military again..Do they know that "a fundamental truth of cyber-security: attackers always have the advantage."~ Aldo Vasquez...