Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
It's been a hectic day today with HR-811 going to the Rules Committee as it must before going to the floor for a vote. The Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether amendments can be made to the bill; what amendments will be accepted; or whether the process will be open to all amendments. While some are telling their supporters that the bill is going to the floor tomorrow, we are hearing from a committee staffer that no decision has been made and the bill may still have to go before the committee again. Meanwhile a New Jersey Superior Court Judge has told the state that they had better figure out how to replace all 10,000 of the state's DRE machines with optical scan and the state has 8 days to figure it out. It seems that the vvpat printers to be used on DREs made by Sequoia and Avante have been proven to be garbage and the state ignored a ruling from the court made weeks ago that the state have a back-up plan by today. The state ignored the court....
NAtional: Exclusive: Amendment To Ban/Restrict Touch-Screen DREs May Be Brought To Holt Bill! LINK
NAtional: E-voting reform bill scheduled for House vote this week LINK
NAtional: House to consider e-voting reform bill
A bill that would require all e-voting machines to have paper trails and forbid them from having wireless or Internet connections is set for a vote LINK
Netherlands: Dutch computer voting machine company caught editing Wikipedia entry LINK
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