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'Daily Voting News' For March 18, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Yesterday the s**t hit the fan for Diebold/Premier in California and the splatter may be even more widespread than just in California. If you think that is a bit graphic then read the articles from California about the revelations that came from the public hearing held by the Secretary of State, Debra Bowen. One panelist asked Diebold's western area representative if the company has done anything at all about problems revealed as a result of the Humboldt County Transparency Project. On the subject of audit logs being wiped with no trace and inaccurate timestamps, Justin Bale could only say "We're now looking at it as a priority". Bale also admitted that these problems existed, and have always existed in their software. It was correctly pointed out by Lowell Finley of Bowen's office that each of these problems should have kept that system from passing testing at both the federal and state levels. Bales tried as best he could to put as much of the blame over onto Humbold Co. Clerk Carolyn Crnich but in the best line of the hearing she shot back, "if you are saying that your system needs to be checked every damn time you turn it on, then I agree with you."...
  • National: Editorial - Still Broken LINK
  • CA: Diebold Admits Systemic Audit Log Failure; State Vows Inquiry LINK
  • CA: California hearing on Premier voting systems LINK
  • CA: Electronic Voting Flaw Eyed by California LINK
  • CA: Elections company could face more problems LINK
  • CA: SoS hearing reveals audit log unreliable in all GEMS versions LINK
  • CA: Restoring Integrity to Electronic Voting Systems LINK
  • IN: Porter County - Centralized voting could save Porter County $250,000 a year LINK
  • IN: Porter County - Centralized voting could save Porter County money LINK
  • ME: Maine legislature to demand full count of write-in votes? LINK
  • MN: If Franken wins, he wants Coleman to pay court costs, some lawyers' fees LINK
  • NY: Lever voting machines touted in Woodstock LINK
  • PA: Groups announce opposition to voter ID requirement LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Board hears concerns on precinct changes LINK
  • VA: LTTE - Virginia's Voting Glitches LINK
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