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'Daily Voting News' For March 19, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of More bad news for a voting machine vendor. This time the California Secretary of State's office has announced that they have settled their lawsuit against ES&S. It was back in 2007 that the state discovered that ES&S had ignored state laws and sold uncertified voting machines to some counties as if they were certified. So now ES&S gets to provide $3.2 M to the state's coffers. Will it make any difference in the long run? Probably not. ES&S will continue their past bad business practices and many of their customers will continue thinking they only have the choice provided by ES&S....
  • National: ATM malware appears, Diebold issues security update LINK
  • National: Voting machines, HAVA, Holt Bill: What would Germany do? LINK
  • CA: Diebold admits voting machine flaw LINK
  • CA: Bowen settles voting machine lawsuit [ES&S] LINK
  • CA: Voting machine maker agrees to pay Calif. $3.2M [ES&S] LINK
  • KY: Several Clay County Officials Arrested On Federal Charges LINK
  • KY: Clay County officials indicted LINK
  • MN: Waiting for Senator Franken as Norm Coleman Goes Long LINK
  • NY: Chautauqua County Voters Still Using Tried And Tested Lever Machines LINK
  • NY: Green County - Group rejects voting machine switch in county Change unwelcome, according to Citizens for Clean Elections LINK
  • OH: Editorial - A vote of confidence Bipartisan effort ensures fairness in steps taken to improve elections LINK
  • OK: Voter ID bill will decrease turnout, speaker says LINK
  • VA: Fairfax County - Big Questions about Voting Machines Glitch in special election; but budget crunch causes Fairfax to go without voting paper trail until 2010. LINK
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