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'Daily Voting News' For December 20, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Did you wonder how Diebold/Premier escaped the axe in Colorado? While all of the other vendors had their machines decertified or had strict conditions set on them Diebold/Premier came away fairly clean. It seems that Secretary of State Coffman is running for Congress next year. The consultants for his campaign also seem to be the consultants for Diebold/Premier. Coffman went a long way to keep Diebold/Premier from being decertified because his testing board recommended that all electronic voting systems used in the state be decertified. Coffman reportedly used his discretion to decide which systems were "substantially compliant". Diebold/Premier which has gotten consistently negative reports from across the nation got the head-nod and wink from Coffman.

A decision was made in the DoJ complaint against the state of New York. Details are still sketchy but it looks like the state needs to have a plan by Jan. 4.

174 ePROM chips for San Diego Co.'s optical-scan machines were lost somewhere between the California Secretary of State's office and the county. The chips were packaged in two tubes by Diebold/Premier employees under witness by SoS employees. They were shipped by Diebold/Premier's normal shipper, FedEx. San Diego Co.'s Registrar, on a witch hunt, is blaming SOS Bowen for the problems.

Cuyahoga Co.'s Board of Elections voted 2-2 on whether to accept SOS Brunner's plan to change voting systems before the state primary election. The decision is now her's....

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  • NAtional: Advancing the HCPB Framing, Outreach and Media LINK
  • NAtional: No Barking in the Night about the FEC LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Dems Win, but Now Real Fight May Begin LINK
  • CA: Decertification Dilemma LINK
  • CA: Humboldt County - Voter Confidence Committee requests November election information LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - 175 chips for voting machines are lost Registrar criticizes secretary of state LINK
  • CA: San Diego County Voting-computer chips missing LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - CA Sec. of State Sued by San Diego County and Their Former E-Voting Rep Turned Election Official LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Bowen faces vote lawsuit A post-election audit rule went too far, county claims. LINK
  • CO: Sec. of state's campaign advisers also represent e-voting firm LINK
  • CO: Colorado Voter Group Comments on Secretary of State's Decisions LINK
  • CO: E-voting firm says ties didn't affect Secretary Coffman's ruling LINK
  • CO: Clerks: Vote counts will be accurate LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Commission defiant on vote machines LINK
  • CO: Prowers County voting scanners decertified LINK
  • CO: Weld County - Weld voting machines still certified despite state-wide concerns LINK
  • FL: Is your vote worth 10 minutes? 20? An hour? Apparently not in Florida LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Elections supervisor miffed about remarks LINK
  • NC: Voting machines banned Other states flag devices still used in WNC LINK
  • NC: Other States Question NC Voting Technology LINK
  • NV: Voting Machines Used in Nevada Deemed Unreliable in Colorado LINK
  • NY: Voter advocates push for scanners LINK
  • NY: Hitting the brakes on HAVA LINK
  • NY: Judge says NY must comply with voting machine law by Jan. 4 LINK
  • NY: Judge "embarrassed" by state's violation of HAVA LINK
  • NY: State must start to comply with voting law by January LINK
  • NY: New York Citizen Groups Say Forced 2008 HAVA Compliance Would Cause Chaos LINK
  • NY: Judge rules on state's failure to comply with HAVA LINK
  • OH: Exclusive: BRAD BLOG's In-Depth Post-EVEREST Interview with Ohio's Secretary of State LINK
  • OH: Opinion - Investigate Voting Machine Claims LINK
  • OH: More Ohio woes? Count on it LINK
  • OH: Will Ohio Be the Next Ohio in 2008? LINK
  • OH: Voting security under scrutiny LINK
  • OH: Athens County - Elections board chair: State report suggests county made correct voting machine choice LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County Editorial: Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner must not change Cuyahoga County's voting system LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga elections board splits 2-2 on voting-system change LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of State expected to order changes in Cuyahoga County voting LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Secretary of State to decide on Cuyahoga voting machines LINK
  • OH: Licking County - County voters don't want to scrap machines Some oppose spending more money, think tampering is unlikely LINK
  • OH: Pickaway County - New voting machines could cost county $500,000 LINK
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