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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."