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'Daily Voting News' For January 07 and 08, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "There is by now no doubt that there are serious problems with electronic voting machines: they fail to record votes, and even flip votes from one candidate to another. Election officials like to defend the machines by noting that they have been certified by independent testing labs. But the certification process has long been deeply flawed, and last week there was even more disturbing news - that the leading testing lab has been unable to meet the federal government's standards." NYTimes Editorial / Lowell Finley, the lead attorney for the non-partisan voting machine legal watchdog organization VoterAction.org has been named to be the new Deputy SoS for Voting Systems Technology and Policy in California today. This is a huge piece of news for all voters....
  • NAtional: Editorial - Testing the Testers LINK
  • NAtional: Are you a citizen? Prove it LINK
  • NAtional: Report outlines midterm e-voting failures LINK
  • NAtional: The Single Greatest Threat to the Media Reform Movement : Electronic Election Theft LINK
  • NAtional: Like Elections, E-voting Must Be Open LINK
  • NAtional: Sale could ease doubt about elections LINK
  • NAtional: Ciber Not Given Interim Accreditation, Part 1 LINK
  • CA: Major E-Voting Critic, Attorney Named to Key Voting Systems Oversight Role by New CA Secretary of State! LINK
  • FL: Supreme Court will not hear Wexler's paper ballot trail lawsuit LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Bush vs. Gore it isn't, but it still matters LINK
  • FL: FL-13 ┬ľ Opinion - Voters slapped Let's look at voting machines' DNA LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - E-voting flaws put Florida in spotlight again LINK
  • MS: Lafayette County - County mulling 'no excuses' early voting LINK
  • NC: Editorial - Voting machines can't be trusted LINK
  • NY: Opinion by Bo Lipari - Don't rush into new machines State's voting changeover should be moved from '07 to'09. LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Voting snags put heat on Northampton County elections office LINK
  • TX: Hill County - Election Complaint Under Investigation LINK
  • WI: Campaign seeks poll workers League says ranks are dwindling LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

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