Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
I'm back from a very rewarding trip to Washington DC. The conference was a combination of Election Reformers of all types plus elected officials and just interested citizens.
Today's DVN is a mixture of today's news and some selected from the weekend's news. Included in this are three articles from yesterday's Daytona Beach News-Journal. When you read these articles ask yourself why the EAC would refuse to put out a warning. Diebold admits to the problem. Diebold has also as much as said they won't warn other customers. The EAC spokesperson explains all that the EAC has done but only makes excuses as to why they feel they can turn their backs on a problem with 25,000 voting machines as if it will just go away. We should all let Ms. Layson and the EAC know our displeasure with this "head buried in the sand" attitude.
There were more ballots counted in East Haven Connecticut than voters who went to the polls. A hand-recount in a close mayoral election found a discrepancy between the machine total and the recount total. The good thing is this is the first election in which the state has used optical-scan so they have paper ballots to hand-count.
True to their ways, ES&S is turning the screws on New Mexico counties in order to get every tax-payer dollar from them....
NAtional: 10 Questions LINK
NAtional: Info on voting flaws not shared LINK
NAtional: EAC spokeswoman answers questions about agency LINK
NAtional: Diebold official answers questions about voting machines LINK
NAtional: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Working Hard to Fail and Succeeding at It! LINK
NAtional: Columnist - Restoring Confidence in the Balloting Process LINK
NAtional: Opinion - Voting rights back on Justice's radar LINK
NAtional: Fifty states face voting machine lawsuits; "Uncounted" documents DRE issues LINK
NAtional: Rep. Holt Introduces Legislation to Establish National Standards for Counting Provisional Ballots LINK
NAtional: The Supreme Court, Face to Face with the Politics of Voter ID LINK
CA: Ranked-Choice Voting and Flawed Ballots Tax San Francisco's Election LINK
CO: County clerks sound alarm over 2008 election LINK
CO: Machine madness
Concerns about electronic balloting create turmoil for Colorado election officials in run-up to 2008 vote LINK
CO: Need to certify voting machines questioned LINK
CT: East Haven - Second Recount Set In East Haven LINK
CT: East Haven - Discrepancy in East Haven recount LINK
IA: Legislators work to make sure Iowa elections clean, fair LINK
MD: Does your home address begin with a '5'? LINK
NM: Voting machine maintenance bills draw criticism LINK
NY: New York State takes on the DOJ over e-voting LINK
OH: Lawrence County - Votes Flipped in Ohio Race that Used E-voting Machines LINK
PA: Lackawanna County - Dems: Next vote will be better LINK
PA: Lackawanna County - How election technology finally came full circle LINK
TX: Nacogdoches County - Elections costly to county LINK
UT: Utah County - Election software in Utah County confusing LINK
VA: Prince William County - Coercion of voters is alleged LINK
United Kingdom: Government rejects retreat on e-voting LINK
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