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'Daily Voting News' For January 25, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Advanced Voting Solutions sold Northampton Co Pennsylvania faulty voting machines. The county took the vendor to court and won a default decision. Later this month the court will decide how much the county will be awarded in the law suit. The problem is that owner Howard Van Pelt and AVS have disappeared. They very quietly went out of business and stuck the county, and others, with a warehouse full of garbage. How much longer are the other voting machines vendors going to be able to stay in business? New Jersey is now rethinking their move to install vvpat printers on the state's DREs because of the economy. That has to be a blow to Sequoia especially when you consider that the company went into debt in order for the officers to keep the company from being purchased by Hart Intercivic....
  • National: Editorial - Uphold the Voting Rights Act LINK
  • AZ: Phoenix may merge polls, reduce election costs LINK
  • MS: Plan offers unique voter ID process LINK
  • NJ: Paper trail for votes up in air LINK
  • NY: Greece schools may switch to paid elections staffing LINK
  • NY: Broome County - Old lever machines may count vote again Test of new machines is behind schedule LINK
  • OH: Ohio needs to overhaul weak voting system now Kilroy-Stivers race exposes flaws in state's current election process LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - County unlikely to collect in voting machine case Northampton can't reach firm that sold faulty equipment. LINK
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