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'Daily Voting News' For June 19, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Want a Diebold DRE? Ballot box? Tamper proof seal? Smart card? Well, Diebold is holding a "Red Hot Summer Sale" and everything must go.

I want to go back to my comments in yesterday's DVN about the ETC and their report. Prior to the EAC taking over voting system testing and certification from the National Association of State Election Directors the vendors had a direct line to the volunteers who approved and qualified the testing of the voting systems. The vendors wined and dined election officials at gatherings of Secretaries of State, State Election Directors, and the Election Center. They had a close relationship with those who reviewed testing and made the decisions as to whether voting systems should be qualified; and they always were. No wonder voting systems fail with regularity. Now the vendors have lost the ability to influence the system and they don't like it at all. The jury is still out but our voting systems have to be better for all of the scrutiny they are getting before certification. It's time to give the vendors a hanky to dry their tears. ...

  • NAtional: Diebold Summer Sale Offers Used Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: The Great Election Robbery of 2008? LINK
  • AL: Randolph County - Fetner contests commission race results LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Opinion - Heading off a Florida-sized mess Sec'y of state takes county, Citizen to task over election security LINK
  • CA: Berkeley - Commentary: Will We Have Instant Runoff Voting For Berkeley's November Election? LINK
  • IN: Illinois voters in East Chicago alleged LINK
  • NY: What's Next For New York? LINK
  • NY: Village Clerk Will Count The Votes After All; Court Dismisses Injunction LINK
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