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'Daily Voting News' For September 29 and 30, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org As reported by a Dutch outlet in their English translation; "We do not trust voting computers' demanded that every single vote would be retained on its own piece of paper in the polling station. And that is what will happen from now on. On September 27, 2007 the Korthals Altes Committee issued its 'Voting with confidence' report. The state secretary for the interior immediately announced that 'Regulation for approval of voting machines 1997' will be withdrawn. As a result all Dutch voting computers will be decertified. Elections in the Netherlands will be held using paper ballots and red pencil for a while. After that, likely using 'vote printers' and optical scan counting computers." The machines that will no longer be used are made by NEDAP and marketed in English speaking countries as "Liberty". Ireland spent millions of Euros to buy the machines, then they were found to be insecure so Ireland is spending millions of Euros annually to store the machines that have never been used. Liberty is being marketed in New York....
  • CA: OpEd - Back to the future - with balloting by mail LINK
  • CA: Opinion - Election machines are no friend of democracy LINK
  • CA: Bowen cast bold vote Furor still boils over secretary of state's touch-screen edict LINK
  • CT: Council approves raises for poll workers using new technology LINK
  • FL: Broward County - New Broward County voting machines arrive for use in 2008 elections LINK
  • NC: State Fights Back Against Hackers LINK
  • NJ: Mercer County - Paper votes wanted Group asks freeholders for new voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Monmouth County - Low bid rejected; a donor gets job LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Election decision won't be appealed LINK
  • TN: Early Voting Ends -- and So Does the Early-Voting Reality Show LINK
  • VA: Montgomery County - The registrar has a secret lair LINK
  • Netherlands: Dutch voting computers will be decertified shortly LINK
  • Netherlands: Dutch voting computers will be decertified shortly LINK
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