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Editor of the Voting News. The Voting News is a free national newsletter about election integrity issues, voting machines, election fraud, voter access and legislation in United States and international news.
SHARE Monday, December 13, 2010 Voting News: Wikileaks, Estonia's internet election and 'Lessons Learned'. Editor's Note
Maryland Report -" Scanners Cost Less than DREs..EAC has $2,000,000 in grants for voting system pre-election logic & accuracy testing & post-election audits...Wikileak describes actual attacks on a Estonia's first internet election in "SUBJECT: ESTONIA'S CYBER ATTACKS: LESSONS LEARNED"...Yesterday we ran article that said US voting machine expert Alec Halderman was deported upon arrival in India. The article was wrong...
SHARE Sunday, December 12, 2010 Voting News: India deports US voting machine expert. Bridgeport recount finds errors. Editor Note!
10 yrs after Bush V Gore: "HAVA has been misinterpreted and misused from the moment of its passage." ~ Joe Richey, Colorado SOS Elect. Best Pract.Commission..CT Post: Recount shows widespread miscalculations. "If you cast a photocopied ballot in last month's gubernatorial election in Bridgeport, there's a 1 in 4 chance your vote was miscounted." ..India: US prof behind EVM study deported on arrival...
SHARE Friday, December 10, 2010 Voting News: New York 7th SD recount quest about precedent. Alaska judge rules for state
Alaska Judge rules for state, against Miller. What does it mean? ..Johnson to appeal NY 7th Senate District loss: "The procedures governing these new voting machines are uncharted territory..What happens here could very well govern how all future close elections are decided. That is why I intend to take my request for a full hand recount to a higher court.." ~ incumbent Craig Johnson (D)..
SHARE Thursday, December 9, 2010 Voting News: Creating elections we can trust - Columbia Co New York, Humboldt & Yolo CA
Kudos to Humboldt Co CA Registrar Carolyn Crnich, Yolo Co. CA Registrar Freddy Oakley, for adopting innovative methods to increase transparency & public involvement in elections..Big applause to Columbia Co NY Election Commish Virginia Martin for hand counting the votes..redibility of Minnesota's election process vindicated.. Nassau SD 07 audit to expand..Tom Green Co TX: "1,545 local ballots found." ...
SHARE Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Voting News: Michigan recount uncovers ballot probs. Internet voting in age of Cyber War
1000s of ballots in Huron & Tuscola Cnty Michigan weren't secured properly so cant be recounted...NC Statewide IRV contest faces recount..MY City, How Do You Lose Nearly 200,000 Votes? "This calls into question the whole validity of the process." -- Sam Roberts..India missing 4,000 electronic voting machines..Dr. Barbara Simons on internet voting...All out Cyber War over Wikileaks shows risk of using internet for elections..
SHARE Monday, December 6, 2010 Voting News: NY SD 7 recount battle rages on. NC instant runoff wipes candidate's 100K lead
Judge says no to recount of NY Sen Dist 7. Nassau Dems expert Prof. Philip Stark was not allowed to testify but some remarks were read into the record: "The potential for error in this contest is large: In total, the 242 unaudited machines could hold enough error to account for the apparent margin 186 times over. Sixty-six of the 242 unaudited machines could hold enough error to account for the apparent margin."
SHARE Sunday, December 5, 2010 Voting News: Travis Texas recount 'shines light on election problems'. Minn recount slammed
Seriously? Politico piece slams MN recounts, says they should be harder to get..Meanwhile judge rules against Dems quest for Nassau recount in Johnson-Martins NY 7th Sen race. Johnson to appeal..Value of recounts learned in TX HD 48: "That recount has become like turning over a big rock to see all the unpleasant things that live in the darkness beneath it, and what it has revealed about voting in Travis County is not pretty."
SHARE Friday, December 3, 2010 Voting News: Election hangover,Bush V Gore legacy. N.Carolina still counting IRV contest
Champaign Ill Cnty Clerk compares return rate of emailed vs snail-mailed blank overseas military ballots....MN GOP candidate Emmer to withdraw some ballot challenges..Steven Schlesinger,atty for Johnson(D) count..said New York's new optical scanning machines "suck," and estimated 40 percent failed a required audit..Report: Barriers to Voting Access at 3 out of 4 NY Poll Sites..Election Hangover-The real legacy of Bush v. Gore
SHARE Thursday, December 2, 2010 Voting News: New York City BoE finds 200,000 more votes. Bridgeport CT recount chugs on
Losing KY mayor sues,says voting machines set with wrong time..NYC finds 200K votes...Internet voting a good idea? See UK article: "China is waging cyber warfare on Britain..they're carrying out most cyber attacks remotely, mining information that is stored on servers in the UK,from all over the world " making anything from the national grid to the banking system vulnerable."..Putin criticizes US elections...
SHARE Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Voting News: New York 7th SD - give up or count the votes? Internet vote co hiring on Craigslist
Palm Beach County Commissioners dodge touchscreen question..NY Sen DEM spokesman says Craig Jackson won't concede 7th SD yet:"anything less than the counting of every vote is a slap in the face to every voter."...Lucas Co. recount continues after flub.. Audit shows Vt. ballot machines accurate..Internet Vote company "EveryoneCounts" hiring off of Craigslist...Hackers took down 36 Pakistan govt websites..
SHARE Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Voting News: Minnesota recount a long feisty process. Just How Bad Was Bush v. Gore?
Saguache County CO election problems the result of computer errors...Recount of Bridgeport CT ballots under way..Indiana's newly elected SoS is accused of "Voter Fraud" because his voter registration has incorrect address...Minnesota 'Happy Recount Day': First day is the start of a long and sometimes feisty process..NYC Election board stuck in time warp - voters get outdated voting guides...
SHARE Monday, November 29, 2010 Voting News: NYC war against the machines. Bridgeport CT recount 'will take as long as necessary'
Is challenge to AK write-ins a 'literacy test'?..Bridgeport: Luther Weeks, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition, said the recount beginning Monday will take as long as necessary, but will probably end this week.....W&M School of Law writes on "Optical Scanners, Punch Cards, and Levers: New York City's Continuing War Against the Machines"..Massive Chinese Net Reroute Exposes Web's Achilles Heel
SHARE Sunday, November 28, 2010 Voting News: A 'toxic' idea for Florida elections. CT Post, advocates to recount Bridgeport election
Palm Beach CO Commish Karen Marcus wants to lobby for return to touchscreen voting. FL Voters Coalition Pres Dan McCrea:"We all understand the pretty picture that is painted of a clean electronic push-button election that's over and gives everybody an early night and reliable results..It remains fantasy with today's technology."..Illegal 6-foot barrier blocks CO poll watchers..Bridgeport recount on Mon...
SHARE Friday, November 26, 2010 Voting News: New York, Colorado vote tabulator troubles. Internet Vote hacked - for Palin?
Alaska GOP repudiates Joe Miller vote count allegations...Open Records request for Georgia election data denied...Minnesota starts recount of gubernatorial election Monday..Was internet vote for 'Dancing with the Stars' rigged?. In real internet elections Canadian citizens in Township of Huron-Kinloss council worried more about system crashes or not getting to vote rather than tampering..CO & NY vote tabulator troubles...
SHARE Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Voting News: NY Count the ballots - 'best way to settle disputes.' Bridgeport Conn to have recount
Indiana voter describes "Voting as a deaf blind person" ..Bridgeport Conn to allow recount...Colorado Sunshine law partly cloudy after Election Day..Palm Beach Election sup changes mind,will consider new modems instead of whole new voting system. Modems are $1,500 each??.Minn. canvas board launches recount, battle over rules...Nevada SoS says time to replace old voting machines..NYT: "It's time to count the paper ballots."
SHARE Monday, November 22, 2010 Voting News: Osceola CO Florida voting machines shaken too hard? E-voting 'vulnerable'
Osceola CO candidate cites irregularities. "While absentee ballots were being scanned, election workers shook the machines vigorously and often, at times even banging the wall with them.".. Tues night Brad Friedman interviews Ohio Sec of State Jennifer Brunner...NYT: What the Secret Donors Want..No internet voting for Singapore:"The internet platform while convenient is vulnerable to power outage, hacking and service attacks"
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 21, 2010 Voting News: New York Dems mull recount in 60th. CA GOP challenges provisional ballot signatures
Update on 2 "lost" voting machines in NY..Dems mull recount in New York's 60th District: "Make no mistake, this is really bad. The state put into law that there has to be a paper trail precisely so that when there are irregularities of exactly the type we're seeing in this race we can ensure that the votes are counted properly." ~ Sen-Elect Mike Gianaris & attorney overseeing count..Better way than photo ID? ....
SHARE Friday, November 19, 2010 Voting News: 'new' voting machines turn up in Buffalo. Ballot removal for Minnesota?
US Senate candidate Miller(R)wins delay on Alaska election cert...Palm Beach officials building their case for touchscreen voting, now claim its about disability access...Now That He's Been Elected, KS Sec. of State-Elect Kris Kobach Can't Find Any 'Voter Fraud'...Minnesota GOP lays groundwork to "remove" alleged phantom ballots. Ramsey County says suit should be rejected...2 'new' voting machines turn up in Buffalo..
SHARE Thursday, November 18, 2010 Voting News: Palm Beach to 'retry touch-screen voting'? NC election protest cites vote flipping
Brad Friedman writes "Why Joe Miller is right to call for a 'hand count' in Alaska's Senate Race"...Clarification - Bridgeport Questions its Legal Authority to Revisit Balloting"...Bad news: "Palm Beach County Elections Chief Susan Bucher wants to retry touch-screen voting" & she promises to lobby legislature to bring back touchscreens...Touchscreen vote flipping cited in a demand for new election for North Carolina...