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Bo Lipari is the executive director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting.

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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 6, 2008
Nassau County Refuses Failing Systems Bo Lipari writes about Nassau County's refusal to accept any more voting systems due to the high failure rate.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Blind Justice It seemed inconceivable that a NY Court would overrule the Board of Elections and allow DREs to be purchased. But on 2/4/8, that's what happened, frustrating advocates who thought we'd finally prevailed over the DRE threat. The ruling sets another precedent that the right of voting machine vendors to turn a profit supersedes that of voters to demand that the equipment we spend our tax dollars on be up to the job.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 2, 2008
DREs Take It To Court This shows what LibertyVote and their Dutch backer Nedap think of New York State voters and our laws. For LibertyVote and Nedap, this is about their right to sell whatever they want, no matter how unsuitable it is. For LibertyVote and Nedap, this is not about the needs of voters with disabilities or the citizens of New York State, this is simply about cold, hard cash...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 28, 2008
They're Baaaack... I told you we couldn't get complacent. The DRE vendors are like zombies - every time you think they're dead, they rise right up and come back at you. True to form, just after we thought we'd killed DREs for good in New York State, they're back. DRE vendor Liberty has asked for a temporary restraining order in Albany Supreme Court, asking to be included on the list of voting machines approved in NY.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 25, 2008
Paper Ballots for NY! After five years of hard work on the part of voting integrity advocates, New York State has rejected DREs and approved only ballot markers for use in 2008 polling places. This momentous decision by virtually guarantees that New York State will vote on paper ballots and ballot scanners in 2009.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
Breakdown at the Board As I sit here, I'm embarrassed. Today I witnessed an appalling display of how willing are some in the State Board of Elections to represent the interests of DRE vendors, even when this directly conflicts with the interests of voters and the requirements of state law.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 20, 2008
Breakthrough at the Board? Sources at the State Board of Elections say that the Board's inability to agree on Ballot Marking Devices could result in only one system being authorized at the Board's crucial meeting on Wednesday, 1/23/08 – a combination ballot marker and scanner which would virtually guarantee that NY votes on paper ballots when lever machines are retired in 2009...
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Urgent Action Alert:The Decision On Voting Machines For NY State Is Imminent! Concerned New Yorkers can help by notifying the county commissioners of the importance of choosing a paper ballot based system,and putting the media spotlight on the issue.It is urgent that you contact your local election commissioners in writing before the end of the month,and include newspapers and county legislators in that correspondence. Please act now!The decision will be made in the next few weeks!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Court Order in DOJ v. NY
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2008
New York and New Hampshire
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2007
NYVV files Amicus Brief in DOJ vs. NYS Lawsuit New Yorkers for Verified Voting, the League of Women Voters of New York, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and Citizen Action of New York have filed an amicus brief in the United States vs. New York State HAVA lawsuit.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2007
The DOJ and New York State – Part 2 Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting discusses the Department of Justice motion requiring New York State to replace lever machines in the second of a series of articles.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2007
The DOJ and New York State – Part 1 Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting discusses the Department of Justice motion requiring New York State to replace lever machines in the first of a series of articles.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 17, 2007
URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN NY Within the next week,the State Board will finalize documents that would allow DREs to be used in every polling place in NY State in '08 without undergoing full and rigorous testing. If this happens,it will condemn New York State voters to years of the same problems,high costs,and security risks that other states using DREs have experienced.The State BOE is opening the door to making NY a DRE state- we can't let happen.Act now!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2007
New York State - 3 New Voting Machine Reports Three new voting machine reports related to New York State released in July 2007 by New Yorkers for Verified Voting and VotersUnite.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2007
Tell Sen. Schumer and Clinton to Say No to S1487! Action Alert from New Yorkers for Verified Voting (www.nyvv.org). Contact New York State Senators Schumer and Clinton telling them to oppose Senate bill S1487.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2007
Voting Machine Vendors – We Can't and We Won't Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting, responds to voting machine vendors pressing New York State to weaken source code review laws. Bo tells the vendors - "If you won't comply with NY's laws, take your business elsewhere."
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2007
New Yorkers win Round One in fight for source code protections Neither the Microsoft amendment nor any other proposals being pushed by voting machine vendor lobbyists made it into any of the thousands of bills passed in this last crazy week of the session. The citizens of New York State stood up to these powerful private interests and won. A rapid response of citizens to this threat to our essential protections resulted in over 3000 calls to legislators in just over two days.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2007
Action Alert! Will you allow Microsoft to Dictate Terms to the NY State Legislature? It's urgent that you call your State Senator and Assembly representatives on Monday,June 18,at their Albany offices,and tell them they must not weaken New York State's escrow and review requirements.Remind them that the Legislature passed a strong law 2 years ago-they must not give in to pressure by voting machine vendors to undermine those protections.We've found out about this secretive move only four days before the vote
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2007
Citizen Poll Watching Effort Banned by Troy City School Board One day prior to the Troy City School District elections,the Board of Education halted an effort by citizens groups to observe the polls during Tuesday's controversial School District Election. The election will use uncertified electronic voting machines and be overseen by the LibertyVote DRE vendor.

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