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'Daily Voting News' For March 05, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org A Premier Election Solutions spokesman, Chris Riggall, has finally spoken about the California Secretary of State's report on the discovery of violations of the accuracy standards required by federal law and violations of the voting systems standards. In our featured article Riggall shrugs off their violations by minimizing the report. "I think it's fair, from our perspective, to say that the report editorializes in a number of ways that don't reflect the sort of even-handedness that one would like to see," Riggall said, adding that he sees the software error simply as a "contributing factor" to Humboldt County's inaccurate election results. "To say it caused it and to solely attribute that discrepancy to the software is, in our judgment, not accurate and not objective." I say balderdash. Diebold knew they had a problem back in 2004 and they issued "work arounds". If they had a problem and knew it why did they not recall the software and provide good software in its place? Why did they not provide warnings and instructions in their operator's manual? Why did they only send an email with a two paragraph attachment that didn't even have the company's logo on it? What did/does the company have to hide? How many elections nationally were affected before Diebold discovered the problem? How many elections were affected after Diebold sent their unofficial "work around"? ...
  • CA: Humboldt County - SOS report: Numerous 'deficiencies' in elections software LINK
  • CA: California finds e-voting software had errors, data deletion functions LINK
  • CA: Report: Premier/Diebold Voting Machines Deleted Ballots LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Modern times, modern ballots This is the 21st century. The Election Reform Commission is wrong to move Colorado back to all-paper ballots by 2014. LINK
  • CO: Rep. Coffman first to face Colo. ethics panel LINK
  • GA: Voters would have to prove citizenship LINK
  • IL: Chicago board wants mail-in special elections LINK
  • MN: Franken asks judges to toss Minn. Senate lawsuit LINK
  • MN: Franken's team to ask judges to partially dismiss Coleman's case LINK
  • MN: Senate recount trial: Mistakes were isolated, Franken team contends LINK
  • MN: Franken asks court to throw out Coleman's case in U.S. Senate election trial LINK
  • MN: Franken Moves To Throw Out Coleman's Lawsuit -- Or At Least Some Of It LINK
  • MN: Franken asks judges to throw out Coleman suit LINK
  • MN: Poll: Voters think Franken won LINK
  • MS: Fillingane hopes for Voter ID ballot initiative LINK
  • MS: Opinion - Voter ID: Supporters missed opportunity LINK
  • NY: NY Still Lagging In Voting Machine Upgrades LINK
  • NY: Schuyler County - Schuyler vote machine conversion costs more Officials say new machines need up to $100,000 in software LINK
  • SC: Opinion - Photo ID bill unnecessary LINK
  • TX: Senator wants feds to intervene in Voter ID debate LINK
  • TX: Opinion - Suppressing Your Vote in Texas LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

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