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'Daily Voting News' For July 05, 2006

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

A losing incumbent in Polk County Iowa has filed all necessary paper work and a surety bond in order to qualify for a contest of the election. This was based on a ballot-counting malfunction in Pottawattamie County that prematurely named nine losing candidates as winners. County officials there acknowledged last week that they had failed to properly test their new machines prior to Election Day. (I spoke to a reporter last week who told me that the county had admitted not doing any L&A test at all.) / If you read the article from Winston Co. Mississippi you will come away with a warm and fuzzy feeling about their use of Diebold TSx machines recently. Diebold and the state have spared no expense in passing out disinformation and obfuscation....

  • NAtional: ES&S Programming Is Unverifiable LINK


  • NAtional: BBV: Unredacted Hursti Diebold reports, photos released LINK


  • NAtional: Black Box Voting's Declaration of Independence LINK


  • NAtional: National Council on Disability Bulletin LINK


  • NAtional: What is a Public Mock Election? LINK


  • CA: Columnist - Peter Schrag: Election 2006: Looming, dire question of trust LINK


  • GA: Hart County - New methods, equipment may make voting secure LINK


  • IA: Polk County - Polk recorder advances recount bid for auditor LINK


  • MS: Winston County - Low voter turnout for runoff LINK


  • NY: Petition for Optical Scanners LINK


  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Opinion - Looking bad. Go-it-alone approach to voting machine changeover put Cuyahoga County elections officials over a barrel LINK


  • TN: Columnist: The good, bad and ugly about voting LINK


  • IReland: Controversial e-voting machines to be resurrected (NEDAP/Liberty) LINK


  • IReland: Roche rules out scrapping of e-voting machines (NEDAP/Liberty) LINK


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