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Voting News: Sarasota officials evade election law. Colombian election hacked. GA e-voting oversight

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"It's time for elected officials to abide by the law the same way citizens have to abide by the law," ~ Kindra Muntz, president of Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections. Sarasota FL Election Supervisor Kathy Dent chose not to perform the charter mandated, court upheld, post election audits. Dent said there wasn't enough time (since Feb 11 ruling) for her to hire an auditing team...

Hackers struck the Colombia's legislative elections, disrupting the vote count says the company hired to transmit results of Sunday's voting over the Internet...

Georgia Questioned on E-Voting Problems and Oversight - "The other thing is when former Secretary of State Cathy Cox wanted 54 million dollars to disenfranchise everybody, money was no object. Now when we want to re-enfranchise everybody, they're worried about the cost." ~ Garland Favorito of VoterGA...

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

CA: Yolo's pilot voting project advances - again
A bill that would bring an all-mail voting pilot project to Yolo County overcame another hurdle Tuesday, passing out of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee on a 5-0 vote.

CO: Gardner No. 2 for Balink
Whoever believes that misrepresenting the truth doesn't get you anywhere has never met John Gardner.

For more on the incompetence of John Gardner and his "certification" of Colorado voting equipment see
John Gardner's role in helping pick Accenture for the failed SCORE I voter registration database is outlined at
When Gardner left the Colorado Sec. of State office former Chief Information Officer Brian Balay commented on Gardner's abilities

CT: The Risks of Mail-In and No-Excuse Absentee Voting

FL: Officials break election law in Sarasota County, FL

FL: Criticism comes after elections officials fail to run an audit
Sarasota elections officials drew criticism from a local watchdog group Tuesday because they did not run an audit of the school tax referendum, even though a Florida Supreme Court ruling last month required it.

GA: Georgia Questioned on E-Voting Problems and Oversight

GA: After battle, Senate OKs online voter registration (to house next)

ID: Photo ID requirement a step closer to law Voters would need to bring identification to the pollsA plan to require Idaho voters to show a photo ID when they show up to vote is a Senate vote and a governor's signature away from becoming law.

KS: Parkinson names Biggs secretary of state "...elections need to be open and we need to do everything we can to get people to vote,"

LA: Former Independence Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Causing Deputies to Provide False Voter Registration Information*
According to the factual basis, Maurer caused his deputies to provide false information on their voter registration forms indicating that they lived in the voting district when, in fact, they did not.

MD: ACORN videos were a sham (LTE)

NM: State voting machines secure at private facility Automated Election Services (AES) is storing a total of 43 state-owned voting machines without charge at its Rio Rancho facility...

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