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Voting News: ES&S Trade Secrets Trial. The 1st Corporate Ad. CT audits election. Why ACORN fell.

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"Auditing election results isn't just a good idea, it's absolutely essential in order to guarantee the integrity of our elections," said Connecticut Sec. of State Bysiewicz...Letter to editor criticizing Aspen Times: "An independently owned community newspaper should demand government transparency, not defend the government in demonizing the reformers."...Trial set in Neb. election trade secrets case where former ES&S employees used copyrighted software to help state and local governments manage elections...The first political ads bought by a corporation in Texas haveappeared...

All this and more in today's voting news below....


CT: Bysiewicz draws precincts to have Town Committee Primary results audited
http://bit.ly/abmDWP ...As required by Public Act 07-194, An Act Concerning the Integrity and Security of the Voting Process, ten percent of the polling precincts used in the primaries are subject to an audit.

CT: What could a Secretary of the State Do?
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=2982 When I talk to candidates for Secretary of the State, one of my main themes is what they could do on their own authority as Secretary of the State to improve election integrity and public confidence...

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CO: Protect independent Logic and Accuracy Testing
http://coloradovotergroup.blogspot.com/2010/03/protect-independent-logic-and-accuracy.html

CO: A double standard (LTE)
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100323/LETTER/100329964/-1/RSS
Hooper, presumably with your blessing, refused to report the story of the city's cover-up of the election problems, their coordinated efforts to discredit valid concerns of well-known election activists.

CO: The cover-up continues (LTE) http://bit.ly/9Wv6Qm

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CO: defender of democracy (LTE)
http://bit.ly/bXrQ6h She (Marks) has asked that the ballot images be released so that those who actually understand the problems with the voting methodology can determine whether there is a problem. The city and its leaders,...do not want to hear the message.

CO: Glass Ballot Box Project--Aspen Election Transparency
http://www.glassballotbox.org/
The Glass Ballot Box Litigation project is an effort to keep election records (including scanned ballot images) as publicly available records.

CO: Council appoints new election "Ęcommission
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/139810

CO: A double standard (LTE)
http://bit.ly/aWjRRN ...Hooper, presumably with your blessing, refused to report the story of the city's cover-up of the election problems, their coordinated efforts to discredit valid concerns of well-known election activists.

GA: Georgia secretary of state weighs in on electronic voting systems
http://bit.ly/9CWsit Most Georgians trust electronic voting systems that have been in place across the state for several years...
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The elections industry is moving to seek some sort of paper verification system, according to Kemp, because there is a segment of the population out there that doesn't trust electronic voting.

MA: Learning About Memory Cards
http://bit.ly/bhsfdv Sheila Parks w/Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
This is a non-scientific, non random report about two jurisdictions and what they did with their memory cards both before the election and after the polls closed on election night, January 19, 2010...

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MI: Detroit protesters call for city clerk to quit
http://bit.ly/dz0CDg
The Call 'Em Out group contends widespread voter fraud in last fall's mayoral election cost accountant Tom Barrow the race against Dave Bing.

NB: Trial set in Neb. election trade secrets case
http://www.nebraska.tv/Global/story.asp?S=12180460
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A January 2011 federal trial date has been set in a case in which an Omaha elections systems firm sued former employees over trade secrets.
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The Omaha company alleges Dalton was using copyrighted software to help state and local governments manage elections...

NC: Elections official hit by car needs surgery on broken wrist (get well Mike!)
http://bit.ly/bEV5lT
DURHAM -- Durham County elections Director Mike Ashe was to undergo surgery on his wrist Monday at Duke Hospital after he was hit by a car Friday..

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