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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org New York state has a very real problem with the new voting machines they must have state tested and certified and county tested and ready for Nov. The state is getting the ballot marking devices to be used by voters with disabilities from Sequoia. The state is rejecting 50% of the machines they are testing. One county, Nassau, has rejected 85% of the machines they've received from the state. Either the state has failed to catch flaws when testing the machines or the machines were damaged in shipping. Either way, unless the shipping process is set-up to man-handle and damage the machines, the vendor is responsible. Sequoia's quality control seems to be lacking totally if 50% of what the state receives is rejected. Sequoia's product is poorly designed if shipping from one place in New York to another causes damage to 85% of the machines received. Of course, Sequoia will blame it all on everyone else. It is never Sequoia's problem....
  • NAtional: "Paper ballots" not "paper trails" LINK
  • AL: Group wants voting records LINK
  • AL: Group requests election records King advises registrars not to respond LINK
  • CA: SF Grand Jury Says Election Facilities 'Unsafe' LINK
  • CA: San Francisco County - Vote tallying could present another fiasco LINK
  • FL: Compare Florida Elections To USDA Beef LINK
  • FL: Brevard County - Officials promise: Ballots in the mail LINK
  • FL: Brevard County - Specific ballots prove workable Personalization cuts down costs LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County elections supervisor apologizes for miscount LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Optical scan machines get first test in West Palm election LINK
  • GA: [SOS] Handel blasts move to halt voter ID for July 15 LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Kane board divided on splitting precincts LINK
  • IN: Johnson County - County might lease voting machines to replace ones lost in flood LINK
  • NM: Cibola County - Tallying halted by court order LINK
  • NY: 85% of Nassau voting equipment needs repair LINK
  • TX: Henderson County - Voting machine rental cost may go up LINK
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