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'Daily Voting News' For April 10, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Voters in Salina, Saline County, Kansas went to the polls this past Tuesday and some of them had their votes flipped by the county's ES&S iVotronic machines. Our 'Featured' article talks about the vote flipping and gives some new information. Kansas was warned about 'vote flipping' in an October letter from the Brennan Center and Verified Voting. Naturally they ignored that warning. ES&S has now admitted that their touch screens lose calibration during the day, from normal use, and that they have to be recalibrated on occasion. The county seems to be sure that no flipping was done without the voter noticing it; a baseless assumption. They think that the voters review their ballot before hitting the "Vote" button. That is a false assumption according to studies. The county also thinks they can go to the internal audit log to find out what happened. That is not possible because the voters touch on the screen happens before the audit log records anything. ...
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