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'Daily Voting News' For August 28, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Just after the "Dan Rather Report" ran for the first time Sequoia Voting Systems issued a press release and promised exculpatory evidence in the way of documents. These documents were promised to demonstrate proper paper thickness; to demonstrate the ballot card chad removal pressure was within the appropriate industry specifications; and demonstrate proper overall specifications, signed by quality control. Over a week after the press release the documents were finally released. The documents did nothing that was promised. What was presented was numbers on paper with no comparison with the industry standards and no signatures. The only dates on the documents were pre-Florida primary which brings into question whether the documents even represent documents for the general election run of ballot cards. Also of interest today is that Conny McCormack, Diebold's spokeswoman and LA County Registrar of Voters has decided to retire....
  • NAtional: Sequoia's Documents Fail to Answer Serious Questions Raised in Dan Rather Report LINK
  • NAtional: Touchscreen voting machines redux LINK
  • NAtional: Origin of voting machines traced to Philippines LINK
  • NAtional: Fall is Almost Here! Catch Up on CVI's Voice of the Voters, The Country's Foremost Radio Program Devoted to Democracy and Election Reform LINK
  • AK: An unreliable voting system creates doubts among voters LINK
  • CA: AutoMark responds to accusations that uncertified VAT's and firmware were shipped to California LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County Conny McCormack To Retire From LA LINK
  • CO: Chieftain article on voting machine recertification omitted culpability of former GOP Secretary of State LINK
  • IN: Election board responds to complaints LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Protect taxpayers in voting machine mess LINK
  • United Kingdom: E-voting trials halted LINK
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