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'Daily Voting News' For September 13, 2006

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

Today the Brennan Center released another report. This report congratulates Congress for implementing the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and taking us forward. However, the executive director said, "the way it is being implemented by many states, combined with new underhanded efforts to crack down on voter registration and participation, could move the country backward. We see a real problem coming up in November in the elections." / Today, also, Princeton University scientists released a report on the vulnerabilities of the Diebold TS voting system. This is the first time that hardware, firmware, and software have been investigated at the same time and the vulnerabilities are staggering. / Unbelievably Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams said Tuesday that he hopes the statewide adoption of electronic ballots will boost voting among young Texans and make elections more secure. Why would anyone think elections are more secure after witnessing what happened in Maryland yesterday? / Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania commissioners just purchased 92 additional eSlate DREs. Meanwhile the county elections director is asking all voters to use the paper ballots and eScans. It seems that someone has a lack of confidence in DREs. ...

  • NAtional: Election changes could create voting barriers. Report cites underhanded efforts to crack down on voter registration LINK


  • NAtional: Challenges to voter ID laws casting doubt on fall ballots LINK


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  • NAtional: Hacked: Virus Implanted, Spread On Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machine! LINK


  • NAtional: Hack the vote? No problem LINK


  • NAtional: Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines LINK


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  • NAtional: Study software alters e-vote ballot tally LINK


  • NAtional: Princeton prof raises alarm over electronic voting machines LINK


  • AK: Voting security. Alaska's system is a good one;it passed its primary election test LINK


  • AR: Commission discusses next week's election LINK


  • AZ: Lookout, Arizona! Hand Recount Probably Won't Be Done; ID Law Not Blocked. It's A Double-Whammy - And Just In Time For The Primaries!! LINK


  • AZ: Maricopa County - Election workers keep ballots moving smoothly to downtown county office LINK


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  • IN: Madison County - New machines should add confidence LINK


  • MD: Blind voter on her own LINK


  • MD: Avi Rubin - My day at the polls - Maryland primary '06 LINK


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