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'Daily Voting News' For September 21, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Over the past week the media and the blogs have been filled with articles in support of a report negative on voter-verified paper audit trail requirements. Though the articles have found fault with parts of the report from the new on the scene Information Technology and Innovation Foundation they all agree on one thing; more technology added on to DRE voting machines is good and vvpat is bad. This new think-tank, ITIF, wants more software and gimmicks to be added to the present DREs. They say it will make the machines verifiable. In fact, it's nothing more than software and gimmicks. It's more expense for the counties who must pay more for licensing, updates, bug repairs, certification costs, etc. I have an innovation. Let's recycle the DREs, use paper-ballots, and let the fine folks at ITIF think about how they can improve some other aspect of our lives like the long waits at the airport or global warming. This all makes the ITIF today's "Enemy of Democracy" award winner....
  • NAtional: Think Tank: A vote tally with a paper record would only raise costs, create confusion LINK
  • NAtional: summary of ITIF's eVoting report LINK
  • NAtional: Counting the Ballots? I'll Help LINK
  • NAtional: Director's Note: Little Things That (Might) Mean a Lot LINK
  • NAtional: Down the Election Rabbit Hole and Back Again LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - S.F. supervisors blamed for blocking new voting system LINK
  • FL: D-13 - Voting machines may be tested again LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - New machinery to stuff, track, verify absentee ballots LINK
  • MS: Hancock County - Outside judge will hear voter fraud suit LINK
  • MS: Quitman County - Quitman vote claims rebuked LINK
  • NC: Opinion - We demand a recount LINK
  • NJ: Editorial - Safeguard our votes LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Early Voting Will Continue In Memphis LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Changes To Memphis Voting LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Voting machine flap settled Mayoral candidates keep up jabs and tough talk 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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