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'Daily Voting News' For February 02, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Liberty Election Systems (NEDAP) has already been to court in New York and should have a decision early next week as to whether their argument to be put on the short list of voting systems that can be purchased by the state's counties. Their DRE machine has already been banned in their corporate home in The Netherlands and may soon be banned in parts of Germany. Yesterday Premier Election Systems (Diebold) went to court and have obtained a show-cause order directing members of the state Board of Elections to appear for a hearing in state Supreme Court, on Tuesday, to learn why the Premier version of AutoMark was not on the same short list of approved voting systems.

The following message is for the few election officials who are in counties in Colorado and California and a couple other states and who will not be able to use their DRE voting machines. You know who you are. We've mentioned this before but the statements are still flowing so it is worth mentioning again; Stop Whining. Stop whining about not being able to use your DRE voting machines while being required to allow your voters to vote on a paper ballot. Yes, you may have to spend a little more time counting your ballots. However, counties all over the country vote on paper ballots and have a majority of those ballots counted at some point on election night. Of course, you've now told the media that you won't be done counting for a week or two so you now have to do all you can to drag out the process so you can be right and you can then thumb your nose at your Secretary of State. Suck it up and do your job and stop acting like a spoiled brat....

  • NAtional: The Democratic Party's Dangerous Experiment LINK
  • NAtional: Super Tuesday Results Could Take a While LINK
  • NAtional: Is the ease and convenience of electronic voting worth the risk in potential screw-ups? LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - County: Paper Balloting Expected to be 'Very Smooth' LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Limited Use Of Electronic Voting Machines To Slow Ballot Counting LINK
  • CA: Shasta County - Late voting tally expected Election official cites return to paper ballots for possible delay LINK
  • CA: Tehama County - Paper ballots in Tehama County likely to cause delays Fewer machines expected at some sites due to decertification of Sequoia voting system LINK
  • FL: Ruling ejects public from tally of votes Florida legal opinion is drawing protests LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Some precincts ran out of paper ballots Tuesday LINK
  • GA: Voter ID Law Leaves Some Votes Uncounted LINK
  • GA: Ga. sticks with electronic voting, despite concerns elsewhere LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Warning issued after ballot error in Campton Hills LINK
  • MS: Hosemann wants Voter ID soon LINK
  • NH: Recount reveals little change in GOP ballots LINK
  • NY: Voting machine maker takes Board of Elections to court LINK
  • NY: Editorial - If an Election Is Close ... LINK
  • NY: Action Needed Regarding Selection of Ballot Marking Devices! LINK
  • NY: Otsego County - Otsego GOP to vote on paper LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County Bites Brunner Bullet, Shells Out $1.5 to Lease Optical Scanners for March Primary LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Absentee voting glitch found on county Web site The problem affects those who applied online for a Democratic ballot. LINK
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