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'Daily Voting News' For June 25 and 26, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Most states rely on national certification/qualification of voting systems. They tend to tout the fact that voting systems have been inspected and tested by some Independent Test Authority, though they ignore the fact that the tests are bought and paid for by the vendors. Then they point with steadfastness to the National Association of State Elections Directors (NASED) who reviews the ITA findings and gives a voting system its final 'stamp of approval'. Now we learn that the people applying that 'stamp of approval' are not even qualified to put ink on the stamp, let alone review the paperwork and give their approval. Imagine how the states will feel about this information. On the other hand, don't waste your time because the truth is inconvenient so they will just ignore it....

  • NAtional: A call to investigate the 2004 election LINK


  • NAtional: Voting System Recommended For Federal Certification By Unqualified Person LINK


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  • NAtional: Security of US Elections, Voting Rights Not Guaranteed LINK


  • NAtional: Comments on LWV Resolution on Voting Systems LINK


  • CA: Orange County - Tally is rising in registration fraud LINK


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  • CO: Holtzman raises questions on state voter database LINK


  • FL: Auditor's Report Criticizes Florida's Voter Database LINK


  • FL: Officials: Voting systems fair. Supervisors insist Sarasota touch-screen machines, Manatee paper ballots are secure LINK


  • HI: Printouts to verify e-voting this fall LINK


  • MS: Secretary of State urges use of two voter machines LINK


  • NY: DOJ vs. New York Lawsuit - A Synopsis LINK


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  • TN: Knox County - New electronic voting machines delivered to Knox County LINK


  • UT: Voting machines trigger few fears LINK


  • UT: Some ballots still coming by mail LINK


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