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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
"Broward Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Mary Cooney said it's not uncommon for screens on heavily used machines to slip out of sync, making votes register incorrectly. Poll workers are trained to recalibrate them on the spot -- essentially, to realign the video screen with the electronics inside. The 15-step process is outlined in the poll-workers manual." These machines may be used 150 to 250 times on election day. And it seems the county expects them to "slip" out of calibration. Not a big issue because they have a "15 STEP PROCESS" to fix that condition??? / Informal discussions between Sequoia Voting Systems owner, Smartmatic, and the Treasury Dept. have now become a formal investigation, it seems. How much say does Hugo Chavez have in our elections? / In the laugh of the day officials in Lonoke Co Arkansas think they may be done counting votes and have the lights turned off by 9:30PM on election night. / Miller Co, Arkansas Election Administrator is resigning at the end of the year because ES&S representatives "are grossly incompetent, mean-spirited and can't spell"....
NAtional: U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chávez LINK
NAtional: Gallup: Only 1 in 4 Americans Very Confident Votes Will Be Counted Accurately LINK
NAtional: Election 2006 – Electronic Voting Machines Are Already Failing LINK
NAtional: George Will - Federally-mandated voting machines could create havoc LINK
PA: Poll workers aid U.S. democracy
Residents sign up to run voting sites and help others cast their ballots. LINK
PA: Armstrong County - High number of absentee ballots LINK
PA: Philadelphia - Blame for booth mishaps
Election staff errors caused 200+ malfunctions LINK
TN: Documented Election Law and Security Violations in Shelby County LINK
TX: Write-ins may spell a long Election Night LINK
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