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'Daily Voting News' For June 03, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org VotersUnite wants to wish every one a safe and sane holiday. Take a little time and read our Declaration of Independence. It is awe inspiring.

In today's featured article one Palm Beach Co Florida commissioner wants to see about contracting with Sequoia to provide review and assistance in the voting-counting process. Is this where we are at now? Sequoia added some security software to the system and the county workers were not trained on that software change so they failed to count 700 votes. Now the county wants to pay Sequoia to have a more active part in counting votes. Rather than fixing the problems and hiring people who understand the system counties appear ready to out-source our elections. The problem is with the vendors. When we get them out of the process we will be much better off. And, the county plans on disabling the security feature that was installed. Amazing....

  • Featured Article: FL: Palm Beach County - County commissioner calls for inquiry into 'mishaps and irregularities in vote tabulation' LINK
  • NAtional: Vendor misinformation in the e-voting world LINK
  • NAtional: Three key ways YOU can help protect the 2008 election LINK
  • NAtional: Q&A: E-voting activist more optimistic about voting systems Most states have switched to paper records, Rubin notes LINK
  • FL: Florida could see tight Congressional races LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - County elections chief blames software feature for vote miscount LINK
  • HI: Disputed voting machines go ahead LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Kane struggling with vote center plan LINK
  • IN: Johnson County - County to replace voting machines LINK
  • IN: Johnson County - Flooded machines: Now who do you trust? LINK
  • MD: Baltimore - City Preparing For Huge Presidential Turnout LINK
  • MS: Election Report Meant to Be an Eye Opener LINK
  • NC: Expensive runoffs with dismal turnout: What's the solution? LINK
  • NY: NY Loves Its Levers as New Voting Systems Fail LINK
  • PA: Schuylkill County - Voting machine costs on rise LINK
  • TX: Texas sticks with electronic voting Several states shifting back to paper ballots. LINK
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