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'Daily Voting News' For November 02, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of In an article in today's Alternet, Steven Rosenfeld has said, more eloquently, what we have been saying for awhile now. "Voting machine manufacturers should be investigated by Congress and sued by state and local governments across America for knowingly selling defective products to taxpayers, a growing number of voting rights attorneys and activists are saying. If successful, these advocates say the legal action could lead to multimillion-dollar refunds." It's just that simple. The vendors know they are selling defective, poorly designed, and insecure voting systems and previous attempts to inspect and qualify them for use have been nothing more than rubber-stamps to get these systems out to unsuspecting customers. We need to support groups like VoterAction ( who are in the forefront of this "rage against the machines"....
  • NAtional: Should Voting Machine Makers Be Sued Like Big Tobacco? LINK
  • NAtional: After years of use, e-voting gets first real federal testing guidelines LINK
  • NAtional: Listen up! VoteRescue Radio Sunday Nov. 4, 2-4pm CST LINK
  • NAtional: Blow Struck Against Machine with Secret Voting Software and Invisible Ballots LINK
  • NAtional: Bill To Ban DRE (Touch-Screen) Voting Machines Finally Introduced In Senate! LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - Voting systems could delay mayor's race results LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - Supes could revisit voting-machine contract LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - $12.6 million contract for new S.F. voting system is revived LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - Election '07: Electronic voting system overhauled LINK
  • CT: New voting technology faces biggest test LINK
  • DE: E-Vote: Delaware Provides Polling Place Information Using Google Maps LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Woman claims Supervisor of Elections influenced her vote Sarasota County Sheriff to look into complaint LINK
  • GA: No ID? Votes cast can become castoffs LINK
  • KY: Democrats enlist 'vote protectors' LINK
  • OH: Columbiana County - Counting room door to be closed at elections office LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Thousands spent on unused ballots in Summit County LINK
  • PA: Crawford County - Double voting could get your vote thrown out LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Court to determine need for election overseers LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Single polling place for disabled voters set up LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Ballot security stressed LINK
  • TX: Travis County - Judge: West Lake Hills election stands Robin Vaughan had sued to overturn City Council vote results; mayor blames electronic voting. 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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