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'Daily Voting News' For January 08, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Colorado's Secretary of State, Mike Coffman, seems to be doing all he can to get away from the decisions he made recently that were negative toward the state's voting machines. Amazingly he has allowed ES&S and Mesa and Jefferson Counties to run a test on their equipment in an attempt to prove his computer experts wrong. Of course, they can find none of the problems found during the testing done by experts for the state. Also today there are reports that Coffman called election officials in Denver last week and told them that all they need to do is to appeal his decision and he will probably change his decision. This all happened after Coffman met with Sequoia Voting Systems officials. Coffman might just as well have ignored the court when they told the state they had to retest and certify all voting systems. Simply amazing!!...
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  • NAtional: White House Watch: The question the candidates aren't asked and won't answer LINK
  • AR: Ark. officials expect electronic voting to go smoothly at primary LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Security Concerns Sideline Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • CA: San Mateo County - Voting contract changing County's move will not affect use of e-machines LINK
  • CO: Lack of election-plan direction after April 1? Foolish LINK
  • CO: Denver - E-voting could be back in '08 LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - County vote machines pass tests LINK
  • FL: Columnist - An accurate vote count is essential -- but elusive -- in a democracy LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Paper counts The issue isn't electronics, but verifying votes LINK
  • HI: Maui County - County officials scrambling to ready for elections in fall LINK
  • NH: The cat that controls New Hampshire election programming LINK
  • NH: ALL Diebold ALL the Time - It's the New Hampshire Primary LINK
  • NJ: New Jersey's Post-Election Audit Bill Goes to the Governor! LINK
  • TN: TACIR to act on verifiable votes LINK
  • WI: Advocates outraged after audit finds polling sites inaccessible LINK
  • Germany: German activists move to block e-voting Out of the Chaos Computer Club, calls for dropping the computers LINK
  • Germany: German hackers fight electronic voting LINK
  • Germany: Voting Computers Spark Controversy German State Election LINK
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