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(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 17, 2008 McCain's Absentee Ballot Mailer Fiasco Spreads - Could Disqualify Some Voters
Reports from around the country advise that John McCain's campaign has sent confusing or incorrect absentee ballot request forms to voters in ten states at least. Affected so far are Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon (reported by blogger, not confirmed) Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin so far.
SHARE Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Voting News: Online Voting - All That Glitters Is Not Gold. Does your vote count in Georgia?
"Who agrees online voting is not secure? Pretty much everyone who isn't trying to make money on it...They dishonor the troops fighting to secure our freedom by failing to adequately secure a precious part of that freedom - their votes - in order to turn a profit." writes Dan McCrae of Florida Voters in "Online Voting: All That Glitters Is Not Gold"...Jeff Rayno on Georgia's paperless voting machines: "Did your vote count?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 21, 2008 New: Fake Voter Registration Letter in Florida Misleads Voters
Florida voters receiving phony voter registration letters. The purpose is to confuse voters, not cage them, The forms have misleading & incorrect information that could mess up voters' registration if sent in. The Obama campaign must take action themselves, there's no time to wait for "investigations" that go nowhere.
SHARE Saturday, March 20, 2010 Why Maryland STILL Does Not Have Paper Ballots
How did Maryland end up with E-Poll Books instead of paper ballots? Maryland passed a law to require paper ballots in 2010, and in 2006 (then) Gov Ehrlich allocated $28.5 million for optical scanners. So what went wrong? Two words: Linda Lamone. See timeline on how funds for MD optical scan were diverted, where those funds came from, how those funds were spent on e-poll books, and reliability issues of poll books.
SHARE Thursday, May 20, 2010 Voting News: Dominion buys Premier-Diebold. US experts hack India EVM. Smartmatic flaw stuns officials
Michigan Atty Gen: "Voted ballots...are public records.."..Revolving door in PA swings toward Internet Voting..Anti-Trust: Dominion acquires Diebold assets from ES&S...San Francisco unsure how many wrong ballots issued...Delaware City ends "poll tax"...US experts 'hack' India e-voting machines...Philippines Rep. Locsin blows top over Smartmatic election return flaws...Which UK polls disenfranchised voters?
SHARE Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Voting News: Vote flipping in Indiana, Maryland, Penn. 10,000 calls to 866OURVOTE
866-OUR-VOTE received over 10,000 calls today. Top states include CA, GA & PA. Some in today's news. Would you believe Alabama didn't have enough pens, so used pencils to mark ballots, causing probs? ..MD Diebold touchscreens flip votes from GOP to DEM!..CA awaits millions of mail ballots..probs with epoll books,paper poll books, power outages,locked up ballots,polling place moves, machine shutdowns, vote flipping, scams...
SHARE Sunday, August 1, 2010 Voting News: Beware Absentee Ballots. Judge nixes Sarasota audits. OR online primary hype
Absentee ballot fraud & corruption inquiries in Bell CA., Bladen Co NC, & Troy NY...Atty Bill Risner seeks to depose Iron Mountain over Pima Co AZ election materials...A judge overrules Sarasota voters on election audits that would make sure the tallying machines work correctly...Facts v hype in "The So-Called Online Internet Primary in Oregon"...Election snafu trips up Columbia voter..Citizens United ruling may help WV Coal
SHARE Friday, October 10, 2008 Ohio-duh steals Flori-duh's Butterfly Ballot Design
Ohio may go down in history this November when 12 counties use a butterfly ballot. The design is hauntingly similar to the one that made Florida notorious in November 2000. The problem - the design is a modern day butterfly ballot, splitting the presidential contest over two columns on their paper ballots for this November's election.
SHARE Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Voting News: Voters Sue Garland, Arkansas Election Officials. Validity of Election Challenged
Voters filed suit against Garland Co Arkansas. Garland Co had 2nd highest turnout yet voters were turned away due as polling places were cut from 40 to 2. Those changes were illegal says SOS. "They've tried this before," said attorney Ben Hooten who filed lawsuit on behalf of disenfranchised voters..Scanners at all 55 Nevada Co CA polls failed..Santa Clara has about 100K ballots yet to count..Mahoning Ohio to cut 37 precincts.
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 Friday, June 11, 2010 Voting News: Was SC Dem Primary punked? 20,000 Riverside CA mail ballots wont count
Experts have already uncovered some 'curious' findings in the South Carolina Democratic Primary data says Rawl's campaign mgr. Were SC paperless touchscreen machines the problem? Was there a cross over vote? Were 3 candidates "plants"? Or did low info voters elect unknowns?...California voters concerned about vote by mail- 20,000 mail ballots for Riverside DA election missed deadline, won't be counted.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Voting News: Garland Arkansas election debacle. Problems in CA, NV, NJ, NV, SC
Garland County cluster#@%* primary..Some GOP ballots wouldn't scan in Sacramento CA...Polls open late in San Jose CA..Some problems with eSlate voting machines in Orange Co CA but paper ballots saved the day...Some Venice CA voters disenfrachised when precinct was without poll books, voting machines, ballots...NJ Voting Machines Left Unattended, Despite Court Order...Some delays in Greeneville SC...
SHARE Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Florida's No Match-No Vote Law Violates Equal Protection
Florida's last minute and selective enforcement of Florida's "No Match No Vote" law violates the Equal Protection clause of the 14th amendment. The law is only being applied to a certain class of voters - the newest voters - only those registering after Sept 8. The 10.7 million voters who registered before September 8 will not be held to the same standards that have already affected 7000 new registrants...
SHARE Sunday, April 25, 2010 The Arizona Jaime Cuervo "Papers Please" Law and Voter Suppression
The groundwork for a coup can be successfully laid through identity politics and racism. They called it Jim Crow in the South. This "papers please" law is much like North Carolina, 1898 all over again. History repeats itself with Jaime Cuervo in Arizona. Challenging voters, voter caging, and voter suppression have now gotten 1,000 times easier in Arizona thanks to the "papers please" law.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 28, 2010 Voting News: E-Voting 'a hopelessly dangerous concept'. NC GOP threatens suit over vote flipping
New database on state recount & audit laws...Verified Voting new map of voting tech in US...IL Dems botch absentee early voting push..NC GOP threatens suit over touch-screen voting machines..NY voter cross fingers...SC voting machines not reliable says Computer Science Prof Dr. Duncan Buell ...NM & VA voter reg. databases bogged down...9 voting machines unattended overnight in NW Lehi,UT polls... Slate: Faith Based Voting..
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 7, 2010 Welcome to the Banana Republic of the USA where we still have Enron style elections
Verified Voting Foundation reports that in the 2010 Primaries we will have more recounts than recountable elections! Future state, local and presidential contests are at risk because many states still have paperless electronic voting, poor chains of custody or poor election practices, flawed voter registration databases, voter caging, deceptive mailers, & voter suppression. The latest threat,1000 times worse: Internet Voting.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Voting News: Bridgeport CT refuses election audit. Recounts everywhere, what are the laws?
Murkowski wins Alaska Sen Race.Miller did not concede.."Bridgeport Embarrasses Itself Once Again, Refusing to be Audited"...Will California ever finish counting absentee ballots?..Who Stole Election Day? (Early voting)..Election fraud charged in Madison,Yancey Co NC..Photo ID proposed in OK & TX, to propose in NC, with LWV filing suit in OK.. Cuomo Seeks Expedited Senate Recount...
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 16, 2010 Voting News: New voting machines, angry New Yorkers. New arrest over India EVMs
"Voting System Failures: A Database Solution"...MD officials blame voting machine failures on poll workers..The latest target of New Yorkers' ire: new voting machines, which perplexed them, broke down and ate their primary election ballots...N.Jersey Military/Internet voting pilot bill..Vote probs in DC, MA, MD...Pune India engineer held, cops say gave EVM to researcher..Why other countries have scrapped electronic voting..
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 10, 2010 Voting News: Dangers of Internet Voting Confirmed. Foreign $ in US Elections?
Verified Voting's Pres.interviewed by Fox D.C. about DC Internet Voting Pilot. In spite of experts saying otherwise, DC's BoE still thinks they can make internet voting secure. Really? Then Google & DoD may wish to hire DC officials to teach them how. The video testimony is up on YouTube, making it easier to share on Facebook & blogs...Early voting centers at colleges teach students...Pakistan to pilot electronic voting...
SHARE Thursday, April 29, 2010 Voting News: Imposter on Florida ballot. Why the Disclose Act matters. Birther Bills
"I've learned over the last 9 years that there are basically three types of oversight of election in our country; one is Candidate, the 2nd is Party and the 3rd is Public oversight. I've learned that the first two suck, because the issue becomes political and partisan." ~ John Brakey of AuditAZ...Does the Disclose ACT fix Citizens United? There's an imposter on Florida ballot...Birther bills - AZ kills theirs, TX mulls one...
SHARE Monday, June 7, 2010 Voting News: Garland Arkansas election fiasco. Ballot error in NJ Primary. Summit OH ballot fail
100s of Garland County Arkansas voters turned away from polls Saturday...California to vote on election reform props 14 & 15 on June 8th...Saugatuck MI botched recount..82 un-scannable absentee ballots in Summit Ohio...Ballot error may taint NJ CD-11 DEM Primary..."Naughty Diebold directors get pwned"...India EVMs go Bollywood...The Ills of Privatized Elections..World watches as Dutch vote with pencil...
SHARE Thursday, November 4, 2010 Voting News: CA,CO mail ballot holdup. CT ballot fiasco. AR, PA voting machine fails. MN recount?
Alameda Cnty CA has 122, 000 ballots to count. Other CA counties still counting mail ballots...Weld, & Arapahoe Cnty CO still processing mail ballots...Bridgeport CT ballot shortage fiasco leaves gov race un-decided...Reduction of polling places in Paulding, GA & Collins caused long lines &, long waits for voters...More vote flipping in NC, PA...Sumter SC touchscreens shutdown...MN braces for potential recount...
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 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, August 23, 2010 Voting News: Florida voter alert! After India EVM expert arrest. Dan Rather on voting machines
CTVoter on reforms intended to tweak turnout -"Fighting the last [election]war -" Be careful what you ask for!" Florida Voter Alert: 2008 Absentee Voters May Have Problems at Polls...Dan Rather on Chris Matthews today, "Electronic voting machines still alot of problems..."...India electronic voting machine update: The "story' behind Hari Prasad's arrest and its aftermath..
SHARE Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Voting News: KS vote flipping. NASS-overseas vote must be recountable! DISCLOSE Fails
State Election Officials: Recountable Process A Must for Overseas Voters. (internet voting not recountable). Aetna, Humana, Other Insurers Mull New Group to Influence November Races"...Candidate reports touchscreen vote flipping in Johnson County Kansas...Michigan Sleuths Find Link Between Dem Party Official and the Ballot-Qualified Tea Party...Bell, CA police/election fraud investigation...
SHARE Sunday, October 24, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens in 2 NC Counties flip votes from GOP to DEM. 866-OUR-VOTE
Chuck Tyson, chair of Craven Cnty NC GOP about touchscreen machines:"They never work, they're late reporting, they screw up, they ain't worth a damn and we ought to go back to paper ballots," ....Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE to get help & report problems...Security Fears Mount as E-Voting Comes of Age: "I think these systems can be compromised," says Pam Smith, Pres of Verified Voting. "It might not happen this year..
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 29, 2007 New: Voting Machine Companies to Congress - ALL YOUR VOTES BELONG TO US
The Voting Machine Lobby reacts to amendments to the Help America Vote Act. In the Vendor Lobby's letter to congress, it becomes clear: Amendments to HAVA will hurt voting machine companies, the audits will provide an inconvenient truth, and the ban on toilet paper ballot will stick us with lots of unsold inventory. Vendors are not ready to give up their private control of our elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 9, 2007 OVERTHROWING OF DEMOCRACY -From Within - "Pseudo Activism"
Overthrowing Successful Activism 101 - Or Maintaining the status quo of failing election systems.
Since 2003, Congressman Rush Holt has worked to get legislation to protect the elections of all 50 states. National groups and activists have been key to this effort. Now that HR 811 gets closer to passing, has a "pseudo activism" or counter-effort emerged?
SHARE Monday, August 30, 2010 Voting News: VA Election Site IT outage. Kathy Dent recount flap. AK's 11,200 iffy mail ballots
CT "State recanvass law inadequate for close elections"...Over 20,000 Alaska Mail Votes still to be counted, 11,200 are 'question' ballots...Sarasota FL Election Sup Kathy Dent accused of influencing election in recount...Virginia's State Board of Elections still affected by IT outage that began last week in a data center run by outsourcer Northrop Grumman...Harris County TX gets more electronic voting machines...
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 17, 2010 Voting News: "Whiteygate" and blackbox voting. New Hanover NC vote flipping 'no conspiracy'
Chicago official blames vendor Dominion for misspelling Rich Whitley's name as "Rich Whitey" on IL gubernatorial ballot. Whitley asks: "Why is something as vital to our society as the integrity of the vote being left to a private, for-profit contractor?"..New Hanover NC BoE Chief says 'no conspiracy' causing touchscreens to flip votes. Yet voters were disenfranchised. This would not happen with paper ballots & optical scanners
SHARE Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Voting News: NM SoS fires critics. Moldova voter roll hacked. Military Voters get your ballot!
Lawyers' Committee Condemns DOJ and Georgia's Maneuvers to Preclear New Registration Procedures..Hinds Co MS to buy 300 used optical scanners for $350 ea..NM SOS fires whistleblowers....WA SOS office straight talk on military vote. Military voters get your ballot now. Military get reduced FedEx rates to send your ballot back. Hacker attacks Moldova voter rolls, causes confusion...
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 29, 2010 Voting News: AZ, FL, TN vote probs. Harris TX voting equip burned up. EVM expert bailed out
"With less than seven weeks before early voting starts for the general election, the clock is ticking for Tennessee's election officials' efforts to get it right." ...Broward's Disappearing Ink Before Election Day & Early Voting...MORE Lee Co FL ballot problems...Toast: Harris County Texas' 10,000 eSlate electronic voting machines...DOD denies 4 states military ballot waiver..Australia's hung parliament...Hari is out of jail!
SHARE Monday, November 8, 2010 Voting News: OH student records Vote flipping on iPhone. Paper vs. Plastic Voting in Houston
California STILL counting absentee ballots..CT,NM, NY having post election audits...Computer scientist...Young, Russo file complaint to end electronic voting in Rhode Island...Dan Wallach describes voting experience & struggle to get paper ballot in Houston TX..Parties scramble as recounts loom in several House races..Congrats to Prof Ed Felton,e-voting expert for appt as Chief Technologist to FTC
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 22, 2010 Voting News: Internet Voting - A Real Possibility? iPhone App for reporting voter fraud
Where's My Ballot? There's Still Time for Overseas Voters in 2010...Report Voter Fraud: There's an App for that...Comprehensive Map of US Voting Equipment Released...Routt County Colorado must copy mailed ballots after error..There's an iPhone app to report voter fraud, how about one to report voting machine failures or voter disenfranchisement?... Internet Voting -- A Real Possibility? Podcast with Jeremy Epstein...
SHARE Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Voting News: Aspen ballot image kerfluffle. Microvote v Indiana. Dont eat your ballot
Aspen ballot images are secret - depending on who asks for them."The judge, newspapers, Internet, GrassRoots and citizens have pictures of ballots the judge says must be preserved and locked in old ballot boxes..." even the voting vendor had them. But try suing for them! The Philippines having voting machine trouble. Venezuela military tells voters "Don't eat your ballot"... All this and more in todays news below...
SHARE Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Voting News: E-Voting, E-Nightmare. 3rd NC County has vote flipping. Canada internet vote fiasco
on iTunes: Dan Rather's "Digital Democracy in Doubt"...TX vote flip video is on internet again..3rd NC county reports vote flipping..VerifiedVoting on Vote Flipping & Touch Screen Calibration...NH voters beware internet voting scam...S Carolina voting system needs overhaul..Report vote probs by cell phone 866-OUR-VOTE.
Serous system failures in Canadian muni internet voting..Ahmedabad India leaders sue to stop internet voting
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Voting News: Montgomery CO PA exempt from election code? New Mexico not so secret ballot
Concerning the issue of internet voting -"Who are you going to believe? Scientists or Vendors?" asks CT Voter...Van Hollen, 'Corporate Candidate' Murray Hill Spar Over Political Rights of Businesses... Secret ballot? Not for everybody (in New Mexico)...There's a Constitutional Amendment Campaign to Undo Citizens United in the works...Are Montgomery County PA voting machines exempt from accountability?...
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 5, 2010 Welcome to the Banana Republic of the USA where we still have Enron style elections
Verified Voting Foundation reports that in the 2010 Primaries we will have more recounts than recountable elections! Future state, local and presidential contests are at risk because many states still have paperless electronic voting, poor chains of custody or poor election practices, flawed voter registration databases, voter caging, deceptive mailers, & voter suppression. The latest threat,1000 times worse: Internet Voting.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, October 22, 2007 The Voting Literacy Test of the 21st Century
IRV, the Voter Literacy Test of the 21st Century. Today's barriers to voting are becoming more sophisticated and promoted sometimes by people we trust and respect. Why would we allow a voting method that we know will disenfranchise certain segments of voters from the get-go? This is not moral.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 24, 2010 Voting News: Email balloting risks midterm election to hacking. Hanging Chads - 10 years later
16 states to let overseas voters email voted ballots in midterm elections. Cybersecurity experts warn this subjects election to hacking & rigging..GA's voter reg process disenfranchises valid voters..Mark Halvorson has "straight talk about Minnesota's elections."..Chicken costumes banned at Nev. polls..PBS Radio interviews Dan Wallach, activist Marybeth Kuznik,& John O'Grady, NY. Were Philippines flash cards rigged?
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 Monday, June 14, 2010 Voting News: SC Primary 'This whole election is unbelievable.' Aspen DA election probe
"as of Friday "at least 50 of California's 58 county election offices had more than 1 million ballots that had to be verified before they could be counted." according to SoS Debra Bowen..10% of Yuma Co AZ absentee ballots rejected...Aspen voters to finally get some answers re May 5 09 election..Cuyahoga taxpayers may get stuck with legal fees in 2004 recount rigging case.."extremely unusual incidents" cited in SC Dem Primary
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...
(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 Saturday, October 23, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens flip votes in N.Carolina, Texas. NY City flubs ballot instructions
Voting absentee by mail? Check postage!..Riverside CO CA starts 24 hour work days processing absentee ballots for Nov 2 election...Touchscreen voting flipping in Craven County NC, also in Dallas and Collin County TX..New York City's Nov 2 ballots instructions may disenfranchise voters...Beware hinky vote by mail applications sent out in NY ...Open Source Non profit group Trust the Vote comments on the DC internet voting hack
SHARE Friday, August 13, 2010 Voting News: Shelby TN investigation Diebolded. Internet voting 'nothing to deter attacker.'
Ron Rivest Internet Voting Risks report: "There is nothing to deter attacker -" Adv can attack anonymously over the Internet until he succeeds."...Candidates of Lee Co FL fiasco want do-over..."Hawkins County (TN)election glitch awards a different commissioner"...'Election Day From Hell' is a poll worker account of Shelby Co TN election...Review of Shelby Co TN election records thwarted by cnty agreement with 'Diebold'...
SHARE Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Voting News: Maricopa AZ election protection suit filed. TN and WA election websites crash
Citizens file emergency suit to force Maricopa AZ Elections Dept to follow law...FL Voters Coalition collecting observations on poll closings nxt Tues...Tenn State Election website crashed 5 times on election day, delays Dyer Cnty results...WA election returns crash state computers...1,100 Snohomish Cnty WA voters get ballots within hours to vote..90 yrs ago the 19th amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote..
SHARE Sunday, October 3, 2010 Voting News: A Citizen's Audit of S.Carolina's Voting System. Is there 'a ghost in the machine?'
"Citizen's Audit of South Carolina's Voting System October 2010".."Unlocking IRV in Aspen"...Florida Case Puts Focus on Issue of Absentee Ballot Fraud...Hawaii's eGov website listed wrong date for Nov General Election...2nd-tier parties sue New York State Election Board...Reminder-Monday is last day for half the states to register, visit Rock the Vote for help..India EVMs-"Is there a ghost in the machine?"..
SHARE Sunday, November 7, 2010 Voting News: CA has 1 M uncounted mail ballots. AK to hand count write ins. CT gets bad advice
AK to hand count 83,000 write-in votes...CA still has est 1-1.4 M ballots to count..Newspaper-Listening to voting vendor, suggests unsafe sophisticated voting system to Connecticut...ES&S apologizes to Alabama probate judges for problems arising when ES&S sent pencils instead of pens to polling places...Georgia's Tammy Adkins Becomes the New Alvin Greene...MS dis-functional elections..Hand recount called in a NY Assembly Seat
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 13, 2008 Instant Runoff Voting touted as way to eliminate recounts
Supporters of instant runoff voting are touting the method as a way to eliminate election recounts, according to a recent op-ed in a Minnesota paper. The argument is that if the state used IRV, the Franken/Coleman contest would not need a recount. Sorry, but getting rid of a key component of election transparency isn't a good idea. Further,the claim that IRV "totally eliminates the need for a recount" is flat out false
SHARE Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Voting News: Waukesha WI clerk keeps vote data on her PC, El Paso CO invites public oversight
"WI's Waukesha County Clerk to Keep Elections Results on Her Personal Computer Really, really dumb...What part of 'public official' & 'public elections' to these sorts of folks not get???" ~Brad Friedman...Contrast to: "Coloradans For Voting Integrity Citizen Volunteers Audit Primary Election Ballots in El Paso County, CO." Robert Balink, El Paso Cnty Clerk, & Liz Olson, MGR--Election Dept, welcomed the citizens audit
SHARE Monday, December 1, 2008 3rd bug found in Pierce County Instant Runoff Voting System
Pierce County Washington is up to "software bug number 3" in their new Instant Runoff Voting system. We blogged earlier this year about two other major software bugs in Pierce County's IRV voting system, first in June and then in September of 2008. Now there is a report of a third software bug in Pierce County's instant runoff voting software. This time the issue is the software can't handle more than 200,000 votes at a time..
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 7, 2010 Voting News: UK Election Nightmare. Glitches in OH,TN. ACLU to FL Gov Crist: veto HB 131
The UK's parliamentary election was a Florida style election nightmare. Thousands of UK voters turned away from polling stations. Shortage of ballot papers, not enough poll workers, & inaccurate poll lists were just some of the causes. "Here we are giving an example which would shame countries that are just starting their democracies." ~ David Dimbleby with BBC...Fed lawsuit filed to block CA special election.
(12 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 21, 2008 Have Third Parties Been "Punked" By Instant Runoff?
Third party members and alot of people have just been seriously punked by Instant Runoff Voting. It may take them a few years to figure it out, but it will be too late then. IRV hurts third parties. Just look at the history of IRV in real life
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 Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Voting News: 1 in 10 MN mail ballots rejected. DOJ on MOVE Act Waivers, military vote
The Dept of Justice responds to Sen Coryn on MOVE ACT Waivers..Mechanics of Atlantic City NJ absentee ballot fraud revealed in investigative report. Defendant admits:"I just have the people bring the ballot to me, and I fill them out."..Another Year, Another Crisis At The NYC Board Of Elections...CTVoter on "Faith in Technology: Drilling, Driving, and Voting"..How Secure are Military IT Systems?..
SHARE Friday, August 6, 2010 Voting News: TN e-poll book blocks 3,000 voters. Rivest-Risks of Internet Voting negate benefits
"I'm sorry you can't vote," .Up to 3,000 Shelby Co Tennessee voters were turned away and some were offered provisional ballots...A Victory in Florida For Tighter Cyber Security?...The US is going to help Nigeria conduct its presidential election in 2011...The Oregonian wants the SoS to be "open" to internet voting...What do experts say? "The risks of 'internet voting' more than negate any possible benefits.."~ Ron Rivest.
SHARE Thursday, August 12, 2010 Voting News: Pitkin CO touchscreen woes. Foul play in TN vote? Free Xpress for military ballots
Pitkin CO failure of DREs results in hours of delay and "hand count"...Lee CO FL deserves new election...Precinct mixup in Fulton GA...Not clear how NC will tally 1st statewide IRV judicial contest..VotePA Calls For Withdrawal of Challenges to Candidates...OH SOS announces multi $M settlement with Premier/ES&S.."When a Memphis election goes off without a hitch, that will be the shocker"...More on MOVE and military vote...
SHARE Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Voting News: TN Election fiasco. Internet voting? 'Pleash just help me inshert..key in the lock'
Broward Co FL mulls $22M facility but $0 for ada voting equipt..Cuyahoga OH told print bilingual ballots or be sued...Can this be true? Carroll Cnty MD to use paper ballots nxt election..."What are best practices for internet voting?" to me sounds like "Pleash jush help me inshert the key in the lock, (hic), and I'll be on my way"" ~Prof. Ron Rivest (MIT)at NIST's UOCAVA workshop..India EVM debate boils over in Washington...
SHARE Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Voting News: New York Voting machine problems. The 'sovereign' power of voting machines
"Voting machines have acquired the sort of 'sovereign' power that only voters should enjoy in a true democracy. What would you call it but a travesty of democracy where the people are relegated to the background and the unverifiable machine records (which can be wrong, manipulated) become the sole basis for declaring elected representatives?" ~ G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, a leading election analyst & political commentator in India
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 Monday, October 25, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreen vote flips 'a known class of problems..' New Dan Rather e-vote report
'Dan Rather Reports' new investigative report on E-Voting Tues Oct. 26th @ 8pm...Tech-Savvy College Students wanted as Poll Workers..Early voting by itself depresses the vote?...Texas E-Voting Suit Reveals Frailties of the Ballot Box..CNN asks Does Your Vote Count?.. Vote flipping: "This is a known class of problems with touch screen voting machines." ~ Alex Halderman, computer scientist @ U. of Michigan...
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Voting News: Diebold ATMs hacked. Buying Justice in PA. Voting machines stoke Filipinos fears
Is a Colorado election bill trying to do too much?...Buying of Pa. judicial elections troubling...Fort Bend County TX Reports Problems With Electronic Poll List...The ACLU of Virginia accused Gov. Bob McDonnell of reinstating a "literacy test" in Virginia for non violent ex-felons...New Voting Machines Stoke Filipinos' Fears...Diebold ATMs are hackable too - BofA Insider to Plead Guilty to Hacking (Diebold) ATMs...
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 19, 2008 Instant Runoff Means Touch Screen Tricks in North Carolina
Fads trump election transparency.(electronic voting?). Since North Carolina passed its paper ballot law, its been harder to mess up the vote. So here comes Instant Runoff Voting, which is hardly transparent. NC tested IRV in 2007, and found a "creative" 100 plus steps method to count IRV on touchscreens.This may get a test again in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Why bother working for verified voting when it gets undone so easily?
SHARE Friday, November 5, 2010 Voting News: Widespread Diebold failure in Utah Co UT. Columbia CO NY orders full hand count
hey had ballot shortages: Auburn Lake Trails, CA & Ellsworth village,WA insufficient paper ballots created lines & long waits..MN Recount to start Nov. 29 & end Dec. 14..Columbia County NY began hand count of ballots yesterday. Election Commissioner Virginia Martin wants check against machine tally...ES&S sofware failures in Sumter SC blamed on "human error". Tuesday ALL Diebold machines failed in Utah Co Utah...
SHARE Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Voting News: NY ballots fine print. 1600 Hawaii ballots missing contest. Internet Voting Pt 3
CTVoter on Common Sense Election Integrity...Sarasota election sup Kathy Dent shrugs of another lawsuit, since taxpayers foot the bill...Troops votes at risk: NJ lawmakers have two bills for internet/military voting...TN Paper V Plastic debate heats up...Fox anchor accuses WA State of trying to disenfranchise military..Virgin Islands e-voting suit..VerifiedVoting Internet Voting Part 3...
SHARE Sunday, October 31, 2010 Voting News: NC Judge rules for GOP on touchscreen voting. E-vote probs not conspiracy theory
Judge Rules in Favor of NCGOP on Touch-Screen Vote Flipping. NCGOP atty Tom Farr:"What I heard in the argument today was, the problem with the touchscreen voting machines are the fault of the voters, not the State Board and we have to preserve the integrity of the State Board and its reputation. And that's more important than making sure that voters had their ballots counted accurately..." Vote probs?Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE...
SHARE Thursday, June 10, 2010 Voting News: SC Lawmaker: probe Primary, 2 other races. Monroe KY vote buying conspiracy
Sen Clyburn suspects a "plant": Alvin Greene,unknown & who did not campaign, won the SC Dem primary for US Senate. Unemployed Greene paid a $10,440 filing. Greene received 100,233 votes. Vic Raul did campaign, is an ex-judge, has served 4 terms in the state leg received 69,771..Garland Co AR voting lawsuit dropped...Indictments in Monroe Co.KY vote buying scheme..CT voter asks: "How's that votie integrity thing goin' for us?"
SHARE Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Voting News: WV Coal, corruption and campaign finance. Clay KY vote buying-more arrests?
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post writes about coal, corruption, campaign finance reform and yesterday's mining tragedy in West Virginia. Klein says Blankenship, leader of the Massey coal mine "has more or less purchased the state's government. He's certainly bought the state Supreme Court...." Klein says that some sort of reform is needed in this case...Citizens in Clay County Kentucky wait to see who is arrested next.
SHARE Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Voting News: Internet Voting, totally owned. TX Court hears evoting lawsuit
radio interview with Dr. David Jefferson, Livermore Natl Laboratories, computer scientist and cyber security expert and VerifiedVoting.org's Internet Voting expert with NEW UNREPORTED BOMBSHELLS on breath-taking D.C. Internet Vote Hack...NY BOE survey finds thousands of voters have 'major issues' with new machines...Paper Trail for E-Voting Machines Goes Before TX Supreme Court...
SHARE Sunday, June 20, 2010 Voting News: The Color of Money. Alabama election computer accessed impropery?
The time has come to move toward public campaign financing at the Federal level, also, so as to prevent future amazement that a candidate like Alvin Greene had a chance to win because there was a more level playing field." ~ VotingMatters...Alabama Officials Investigate Possible Improper Access, Tampering Into ES&S Voting System...Replacing Okla.'s 18-year-old voting machines eyed...Don't blame the machines in SC?..
SHARE Monday, August 16, 2010 Voting News: MORE Tenn. election fiascos. New Lee FL mail ballot probs. Wallach's 'The Wørd'
100 Blount TN voters were given the wrong ballot. Davidson TN vote totals changed when uncounted voting machine was found. Shelby TN was in news last week when e-poll books blocked thousands of voters, an investigation is underway...Candidate's envelopes cause major problems for Lee Cnty Florida voters..18 Members of Congress Call On Atty Gen Holder to Ensure Integrity of Voting Systems..24x7 help for Military Voters
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 30, 2010 Voting News: HAVA scary Halloween. In DC internet voting test, hackers were the GOOD guys
In D.C.'s Web voting test, the hackers were the good guys...HAVA Scary Halloween: Ten years older and deeper in debt, yet far from credible elections.."Ballot boxing: The problem with electronic voting machines" interview w/natl experts..THE UNDEAD UNDEAD VOTER CLAIM...Overdone "undervote" warning in 67 Illinois cnties using Diebold scanners..NC voting machines hearing today...Google tools to help you vote...866-OUR-VOTE..
SHARE Friday, October 15, 2010 Voting News: N Carolina Touchscreens flip votes. Will internet voting cause election debacle?
Chicago's voting machines mis-spelled Green Pty candidate's name as "Rich Whitey'..Touchscreens flip votes in New Hanover CO NC..Vote PA needs your help in fight for paper ballots...."Overseas and military voters have unprecedented options for requesting, receiving and casting their ballots in 2010." says Pres of Overseas Vote Foundation..Is it possible commit election fraud even without being in a voting booth? (Yes)..
SHARE Saturday, September 11, 2010 Voting News: Suing Sarasota Election Sup - the Sequel. Shelby Co TN lawsuits update
Shelby Co AL continues fight against voting rights act..AZ fake green pty candidates stay on ballot for now..Another election down, another accusation of misconduct against Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent..Hawaii voters take note: many polling places have closed..MD early voting yields only 2% turnout, costs $3.4M...Ballot access would clutter ballot say NC officials..Harris Co TX mulls non partisan election chief
SHARE Sunday, August 22, 2010 Voting News: India E-voting expert arrested. TN voters deserve answers. Australia Bush v Gore?
India's arrest of Hari Prasad: "So as governments do to whistle blowers and those who bring uncomfortable facts, they have arrested the Indian member of the research team in an effort to determine the source of the voting machine and to intimidate."..Sarasota FL voting machine meltdown proves value of paper ballots..TN "needs to join the 21st century..and move to a verifiable,auditable paper trail/ballot."
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 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Voting News: DC internet vote hack test? Thoughts on NY Primary. Visit 'Electionland'
DC offers public "test" of internet vote system...Bo Lipari has some thoughts & recommendations on New York's primary..Houston Voting Machine Fire Update and Shouting 'Voter Fraud' in a Crowded Midterm Election..Visit Electionland to register to vote, find polling place & sign up for election reminders.."the threat of the Citizens United ruling to our democracy goes far beyond the narrow definition of corruption."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 25, 2010 Help Our Military Voters - Debunk Rumors and Tell Truth About Military Voting in 2010
Misinformation about the military vote has spread like wildfire on several conservative message boards. These rumors,if believed would increase disenfranchisement of overseas military, instead of reduce it. Posts to message boards like "Not Again Military Voters to be Disenfranchized Sean Hannity ..." may be well intended but incorrect. To help our military to vote, we must give them the truth!
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 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 Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Voting News: SC-Greene voters blues. 1000s of CA mail ballots dont count. HAVAs real scandal
A Greene voter admits: "I had just never heard of either of these guys and it never occurred to me that anything like this could happen or my vote and that...our votes would contribute to South Carolina being the butt of a joke again.."...Iowa mispent $575K of HAVA funds."But the real scandal was the money that was 'properly' spent on touchscreen voting machines that have since been scrapped."says Jerry Depew, IowaVoters.."..
SHARE Sunday, November 14, 2010 Voting News: Broken voting machine seals in Putnam TN raise doubts. Clash over recount for NY 1st
In Alaska, Miller awaits the military ballots..Another bad idea for elections in the Ohio Dayton Daily News: "Unused paper ballots are big waste for Ohio". The Dayton DN editors should read the New Haven Register editorial: "Scrimping on ballots proved foolish"...Tennessee GOP requests investigation of possible voting machines tampering in Putnam Co...Clash over vote recount for NY 1st CD...
SHARE Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Voting News: Internet voting a national security question. Unredacted AVC Edge report
Computer scientist Dan Wallach News8 Austin TV: "Texas Supreme Court to weigh in on e-voting".....Computer Scientists, Election Integrity Advocates Question Feasibility of "Digital Democracy":"If I'm going to steal an election, I probably won't mess with these little pilots.."I'm going to wait until there's this groundswell for Internet voting." ~ Dr. Barbara Simons..Court permits release of unredacted report on AVC Advantage.
SHARE Friday, June 25, 2010 Voting News: The Game of Electoral Fraud. Michigan ends voter purges. Riverside ballot limbo
The ACLU defends the Voting Rights Act in Alabama...Riverside Co CA delays certification of election results..Judge pleads not guilty of Monroe Co KY vote buying scheme...Michigan Agrees To Stop Unlawful Voter-Purge Programs...Mail ballot fraud charged in Passaic Co NJ...For Clean Campaigns: DISCLOSE and Amend...Kenya launches online registration program for inmates...Was Oprah online voting contest rigged?
SHARE Thursday, September 2, 2010 Voting News: New York warned of 'Electoral Chaos'. Sarasota Fl - Recounts belong to the voters
On Sarasota FL: Tom Lyons says "Recounts belong to the voters" and not a tired candidate or election supervisor...New York Warned of 'Electoral Chaos' in Transition to Electronic Voting: In the Wednesday hearing.."It seems to me that these new machines are more prone to fraud on a mass scale than a lever machine,"~Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs...Harris County Texas Update on the dueling vote fraud press conferences...
SHARE Sunday, September 19, 2010 Voting News: Paper Ballots, Common Sense. Teacher pay online vote fiasco. Afghan vote violence
Common Sense:The Indispensable Role Of Voter Verified Paper Ballots..(NOT)Counting Votes in Shelby CO Tennessee..Why No Central Database Of E-Voting Problems?..Internet voting fiasco-Spam filter prevents Palm Beach Co teachers from casting online ballot on new contract...Unlimited Political Speech For Corporations That Don't Say Pledge Of Allegiance..Violence & fraud mar Afghan election..Burma Excludes Thousands From Voting
SHARE Friday, August 20, 2010 Voting News: Shelby CO TN certifies flawed election. Are election audits worth it? Pac-Man II
Bell, CA may give ballot control to county after investigation into massive corruption and election fraud...CTVoter: "Greenwich Audit: Is it worth $1,200?"...Shelby Co TN election board voted 5-0 to certify flawed election, blaming all problems on a single "human error". Some lawsuits in the works and TBI is investigating..see "Pay 2 Play - Democracy's high stakes"..Probe into Philippine's May poll irregularities ongoing..
SHARE Thursday, September 30, 2010 Voting News: CNN analysis of US election accuracy. NY Primary vote problems update
ACLU faults Pima county AZ for invalidating 18% of 2008 provisional ballots..Candidate for California SOS has voted once in his life.. NYC Elections Chief Attacks Reports of Primary Day Chaos..Vote Centers for Ohio?..Dave Schechter, CNN Senior National Editor has a wide ranging analysis of today's election systems and challenges... FVAP blogs on military vote updates.
SHARE Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Voting News: ES&S Trade Secrets Trial. The 1st Corporate Ad. CT audits election. Why ACORN fell.
First political ads bought by corporation....Former ES&S employees on trial for using "copyrighted software" to help state & local govts run elections...Citizens ask Aspen Times to "demand government transparency, not defend the government in demonizing the reformers"...FAIL: NY Times Runs Inaccurate 'correction' for ACORN 'Pimp' hoax coverage...Prison Based Gerrymandering....all this and more in news below....
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, October 8, 2010 Voting News: Video Cure for Internet Voting. Ireland voting machines to be traffic cones?
DC's Board of Elections detected the hack of their internet voting system BECAUSE Professor J. Alex Halderman & U. of Michigan students wanted the hack detected. "A real attack might be completely invisible and could have run on undetected much, much longer...". Halderman's team also changed the BoE password to protect it foreign hacker attempts..Files stolen from NM's SoS whistleblower..
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 Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Voting News: Why Pac-Man voting hack matters.FL vote problems. Citizens United aftershocks
Broward FL elections sup Dr. Snipes neglects to tell voters about polling place change..The BRAD BLOG Informs NBC's Chuck Todd That Ballots Are Not Actually Counted by Humans...Pac-Man for president: Hack highlights e-voting flaws.University researchers remind people that electronic voting machines are still easy to manipulate ..'Too close to call' Australian election result..Afghan vote runs up against fear, disenchantment...
SHARE Monday, September 20, 2010 Voting News: Maryland needs to switch to paper ballots. A Decent Proposal - for voting machines
"if Maryland is truly concerned about election results that are not only verifiable but also available much more quickly on election night, we would move as quickly as possible to the optical scan voting system mandated in the law passed by the General Assembly in 2007." ~ Rebecca Wilson, SAVEourVotes.org ..Shelby County Tennessee Election Commission, Democrats prepare for trial over voting irregularities..A decent proposal..
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2008 Is Instant Runoff Voting Hurting Minorities in Takoma Park Maryland?
The latest talking point of Instant Runoff Voting advocates is that IRV "can empower communities of color". Well "the truth is out there" right there in Fair Votes' own back yard. It turns out that Takoma Park Maryland, the home base for IRV, has Zero NADA minority representation. "All of its elected officials are white." And voter turnout flat out sucks.
SHARE Monday, November 15, 2010 Voting News: Colorado poll watchers need binoculars? Time for a Recount New York
Election not truly over till 11/30 in California...Coloradoans need binoculars to observe processing of mail ballots..CT lawmaker drafts bill requiring 1 ballot per reg. voter..Ga. wants new voters to prove citizenship...100,000 Maryland 'Relax' Election Day Robocalls Violated Law..Missouri election robo calls used fake caller IDs..Montana eyes vote by mail..Several NC contests to be recounted...Key New York Races Undecided.
SHARE Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Press Release: Prestigious Pinocchio Award Goes to Maryland Elections Chief Linda Lamone
"Maryland's top elections chief deserves to be recognized for her ability to spin her state's expensive, buggy, paperless voting machines as accurate, reliable, and affordable in spite of the facts." said Joyce McCloy, Director of the North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting. McCloy went on to say that: "These misleading claims have been used in other states, but nowhere as successfully as in Maryland.
SHARE Thursday, May 13, 2010 Voting News: Montgomery Co PA votes dont add up. Iowa caught in HAVA audit. Stolen India EVN is TV star
Montgomery Co PA has a systemic problem with paperless electronic voting plus poll books that don't add up. "There are too many unanswered questions about why the numbers of voters signed in and the number of votes cast are so different at so many polling places. In fact...the county is required to act in such instances."~ atty Michael Churchill..IOWA spent $2.5M HAVA on WHAT? IL, NY, NE & CA under investigation too...
SHARE Friday, July 23, 2010 Voting News: Judge says Test NY voting machines. Wilkinson GA election meltdown
Denver Co's ballot tracking system malfunctioned and told 190 voters that their completed mail ballots had been received. The problem? The voters hadn't even received the ballots in the first place... Wilkinson CO GA's server crashed and also had memory card problems...Judge Wants New York's Voting Machines Tested...Levers could be scrapped... Wisconsin election office says no to obscene platform on ballot...
SHARE Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Voting News: Audit -Maryland Elections Board 'sloppy'. Show Me State's Trust Us Elections
With 13 years of Lamone's leadership, a state audit found so many flaws in the BoE's oversight of local boards & financial management that Lamone will have to file quarterly progress reports. The audit report cites "deficiencies", "lax oversight", "sloppy" internal controls, " flaws in monitoring voter registration databases","short $2 million." DOJ urged to save SC election records. GA sues Feds over voter ID...
SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Voting News: 866-OUR-VOTE. NY fusion lawsuit, disabled access probs . AZ lawsuit update
Ruling in AZ election case...Disappearing Voters -No Penalties for Failing to Correctly Fill Out & Deliver Voter Reg.Forms...NC vote vendor does NOT want to break law..NY city disabled complain-voting places inaccessible, no ballot-marking devices..3rd party lawsuit against NY Fusion..Wisconsin Group alleges voter suppression..Why Your Toaster Works Better Than Your Voting Machine..1-866-OUR-VOTE is back..Vote buying in Kenya.
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..
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 23, 2010 Voting News: GA AG wont sue over citizen checks. Lucas OH poll workers intimidated. I-Vote comments due
Georgia AG refuses to file suit over voter citizenship checks...Provision to kill Home Rule from Florida law was defeated in legislature. This protects hard fought, highly touted Sarasota County chartered election audits... 450 Republicans in Clermont Co. will have to re-vote...Lucas Co. OH BOE investigating poll worker intimidation...The legislative response to Citizens United & what's next...Internet vote comment deadline
SHARE Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Voting News: CalTech on voter roll gaps. NY Group - test all scanners. The Hacker advantage
"Huge Variation in "Unmailable" Voter Registration Materials"...Colorado SOS Seeks to "Protect" Ballots from Owners' Inspection...NY groups want outside test of Dominion scanners...The Disclose Act in Senate...WV will test internet voting on overseas military again..Do they know that "a fundamental truth of cyber-security: attackers always have the advantage."~ Aldo Vasquez...
SHARE Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Voting News: Pennsylvania SOS hired by Internet Voting Co. AR, CA, KY and PA ballot problems
Verified Voting on May 18 primaries: "Despite signs of progress, today's primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania show how much work remains to verify the vote."..Paper ballots save day in Faulkner Co AR..San Francisco ballot mix: 1000 got wrong ballot, 1317 got dupes..178 Fayette Co, PA voters voted twice..A KY man charged with vote buying..Not enough ballots in Boone PA...Sadsbury PA touchscreen problem..
SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 Voting News: Touchscreens recycled as PacMan games.Verified Voting Internet Voting Pt 1
Florida Voters Coalition encourages citizens to observe poll closing procedures...Shelby Co TN blames technician for election fiasco, local DEM party launching own investigation...J. Alex Halderman has found a good use for touchscreen machines - reprogram them as PacMan consoles...Mason County WV to volunteer overseas vote for internet vote experiment...Part I of Verified Voting's new series on concerns with Internet Voting...
SHARE Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Voting News: Unrecountable 2010 elections. WV fraud charges? Need forensics! FFEC to Crist: veto HB131
The 2010 Primaries: More Recounts than Recountable Elections...Doug Jones on the erosion of the secret ballot: "If we allow a weakened right to a secret ballot, how can we ask other countries to set higher standards, and what will we do if the crooks do end up in control of our elections?"...FFEC Urges Crist to Veto Elections Bill HB 131...Absentee Vote Fraud in Charleston, WV? Need Forensics!..Why India's EVMs must go
SHARE Friday, November 12, 2010 Voting News: Dust settles on voting machine failures. Beware the Perils of Internet voting
Arizona Pot smokers "edgy': Prop 203 still undecided..Colorado SoS to investigate Saguache County election after discovery of uncounted absentee ballots...Minnesota Recount part 2? Fewer absentee ballot rejections in 2010 vote...Spokane WA County Ballot Copying -- Problem?..Six House Races Remain in Limbo..Africa election commission mulls EVMs for "ensuring free elections"..Beware the Perils of Internet Voting says Kyle Geske
SHARE Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Voting News: DOJ approves GA voter check system. Rutherford TN election official fired
Brennan Center report: "Voting After You Move: A Guide"...Hawaii cuts 97 polling places..Tennessee mis-fires: The Rutherford TN election chief was fired for not having early voting on 1 Saturday, but has anyone been fired for the Shelby Co fiasco where e-poll books blocked thousands of voters?...Deputies of "Houston Votes" submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registration apps...
SHARE Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Voting News: "Halderman's Hackers" - How safe, online voting? Vote by mail - 1 in 5 ballots 'lost'
"Halderman's Hackers": How Safe is Online Voting?..A study of 2008 election shows a "lost rate" of 20% for vote by mail ballots...Small Improvements & New Problem in Connecticut Post-Election Audits..Travis County officials OK change to paper ballot after 2012..WA State Under Fire for Emailed Overseas Ballots..Afghanistan rules 1.3m parliamentary votes invalid.. Security of India's electronic voting machines is questioned..
SHARE Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Voting News: Double voting caught in NC. Norfolk VA touchscreen trouble. Philippines memory card recall
The May 2010 Primaries: A Look at Voting Systems...A Forsyth Co NC voter cast 2 ballots in 1 day during early voting. Officials cancelled the xtra vote. PA voting machines concerns: "Whenever you have a system where only two minutes of access can provide a switch in the voting software, it's a very tough problem,"~Richard King, VoteAllegheny..The Black Box of Corporate Money..Internet voting spreads..Postal vote fraud in UK?
SHARE Monday, September 27, 2010 Voting News: Experts slams D.C. Internet Voting Plan as unsafe. Ottawa's internet voting bugs
Hampden MA may end hand counting ballots..Benton Co MI Sup paid up to $40 + case of beer for votes..Ottawa voters blocked by "captcha" bug & some registered voters told they weren't on the list...Experts pan D.C. Internet vote plan: "Return of marked ballots over the Internet is something we simply don't know how to do safely. Exercises such as this are counterproductive, because they will provide a false sense of security."
SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Voting News: Internet voting faces the music. SC voting machine bugs. Ireland trashes EVMs
About the DC Internet vote hack, Dr. David Jefferson says "Let there be no mistake about it: this is a major achievement, and supports in every detail the warnings that security community have been giving about Internet voting for over a decade now."..The U. of Michigan team changed cast ballots to write-ins like HAL 900 of "2001: A Space Odyssey" ...MAJOR writeup about SC's voting machines. Shelby TN election prob testimony..
SHARE Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Voting News: AR touchscreens flip votes. KY Election fraud claims. 1000s in PA could vote twice
BRAD BLOG's Election Integrity Backgrounder for 'Super-ish Tuesday' 2010...
Excuses don't help: Votes flipped on Carroll Co Arkansas touchscreens...Sen Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) gets provisional ballot...Wrong ballot sent to thousands of Sonoma Co CA voters....Voter supression & fraud alleged in KY elections...1000s of Pennsylvania voters registered to vote in 2 counties...Philippines: Polls not fair, not honest, not peaceful...
SHARE Friday, July 16, 2010 Voting News: Hackers invade Colorado SOS site. SC Voting machines "buggy...exploitable'
Still trust the internet with your votes? Hackers invade Colorado SOS site...NY Ballot case now seeks DNA...Paper please: "The citizens of South Carolina deserve better than buggy, unstable and exploitable elections." says Dr.Duncan A Buell...Hearing Set for North Carolina Ballot Access Case...Is your ballot really secret?...Voter Registration in a Digital Age...
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...
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 31, 2008 They're Back! Women's Voices Women Vote Sowing Confusion Again With "Registration Drive"
The DC non profit "Women's Voices Women Vote" is at it again confusing voters & burying election officials in unneccesary paperwork. WVWV did this to 26 states in the 2008 and in 2007 - pumping out registration forms seemingly willie nillie to 6 & 14 yr olds, deceased persons, registered voters, even to Rosemary Rodriguez. One way to disenfranchise voters is to "gum up" the system that enfranchises them.
SHARE Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Voting News: Travis TX judge nixes paper ballots. Philippine source code disclosure ordered
DoD Announces Absentee Voting Week..The Persistence of Partisan Election Administration..Shelby County TN expands whistleblower law, but leaves out reference to elections..Overseas Vote Foundation AK, MI, VI overseas voters: Want to #vote in Nov.? Oct. 3 is your Registration deadline...Court orders Philippine Elections Commission to Disclose source code used in May elections...
SHARE Friday, May 28, 2010 Voting News: WV overseas internet election-54 votes for 5 counties, cost about $75,000
Hale Co Alabama officials worry absentee mail ballot fraud is back...Vote totals were off, Caroll Co Arkansas officials recounted the votes after a power surge that may have skewed the election day results..Allegations of fraud and irregularities fly.in Lucas Co Ohio...1 York Co PA voting machine froze but official says nothing wrong...Murky mail-in ballot methods in Fort Worth TX..WV internet vote cost about $1,333 per vote.
SHARE Monday, April 12, 2010 Voting News: VA Gov plans literacy test for ex-felons. TN to fix retroactive voter purge
Illinois SBE open source campaign finance reporting software to save state money...Will Sarasota voters ever get their audits?...TN Proposes Bill to fix voter purge that impacted long registered voters...What next, a poll tax? VA Gov in hot water over nonviolent felons' rights...Probs with the New Challenge to Section 5 of Voting Rights Act...Facebook joins UK voter reg drive. Sudan day 2 of first election in 25 years...
SHARE Thursday, June 3, 2010 Voting News: Vote by Mail fallout. Dead Lincoln WV voters NOT dead. Pakistan mulls e-voting
Diebold manipulated numbers -" Fraud investigation continues -" Voting: Not in question...Dorr MI Township miscount caused by missed maintenance, dirt buildup in scanners...List of Dead Lincoln WV Voters Wrong...Vote by Mail Spreads, But Doesn't Help All Voters..The hidden zinger in Cal Prop 14..Rio Arriba County NM vote tally problems...Czech Republic "Free beer if you vote" campaign draws young voters...
SHARE Thursday, July 29, 2010 Voting News: Calloway KY Co picks optical scan. More WV cntys. mull troop internet vote test
After an "internet pilot" for 5 WV counties, with total of 54 ballots cast out of 68 requested, the Putnam Co WV clerk now believes internet voting is safe, and wants his county to volunteer. Did anyone explain what happened to those missing 14 votes?..Martin FL gets ballot tracking system for mail ballots...Former GA SOS Handel hit with ethics complaint...Ohio SOS Office gets YouTube Channel...
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...
SHARE Friday, October 1, 2010 Voting News: D.C. halts test of internet voting pilot. Shelby Co TN election trial starts Monday
DC Board of Elections & Ethics suspended the public examination of internet voting pilot...NY Sen Elections Committee held hearing on the recent primary. Lawrence Norden with Brennan Ctr for Justice makes recommendations...Judge won't dismiss lawsuit against Shelby County TN Election Commission - "You might want to start preparing for yet another election, Shelby County."..India police to question 3rd person over EVMs...
SHARE Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Voting News: Florida law wrongs disabled voters. GAO on AZ,ME public finance. Do-over in Philippines?
Florida enacted HB 131 which harms disabled voters by delaying the replacement of touch screen voting machines until 2016. In spite of some good lawmakers efforts, the Florida legislature failed to clean up election code that disenfranchises many valid voters.."Investigations of Aspen's many election irregularities are are notoriously unpopular." ~ Harvie Branscombe.Does public financing really make a difference?
SHARE Thursday, September 9, 2010 Voting News: AZ election lawsuit begins. Hawaii cuts 97 poll sites. Mail ballots dont help turnout
Citizens' suit against Maricopa Co AZ election office begins Sept 10..LA Co voters prefer that new voting system use paper ballots...Election watchdog report challenges Scott Brown election in Mass..NM SoS Herrera troubles: 4 election chiefs quit so far, Herrera fired 2 whistleblowers last week & SoS office swept for bugs..Virgin Isl voting machine lawsuit dismissed..The Ugly face of India Election Commission....
SHARE Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Feds, TBI called on TN election. FL mail ballot fiasco. '3 Idiots' and India elections
Prof. David Wagner "There is no known way to audit Internet voting. UOCAVA votes might fall 'under a cloud of suspicion.'"..Lee Co FL Ballot blunder could keep votes from counting; .. Did someone intentionally load the wrong poll data onto Shelby Co TN electronic poll books?..David Dill: "all voting systems that have been claimed to be secure have been proved to be insecure.".."'3 Idiots' determine Indian election results"..
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 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Voting News: Fix New York voting machine flaw. Tanner: Why Voter ID won't fly in Texas
ACLU Intervenes In Georgia Voting Rights Act Challenge...The Progressive Network wants audit of South Carolina election results...New York's new voting machines could disenfranchise thousands if not fixed. "What's striking about this problem is that it is easily avoidable. Election jurisdictions are able to control whether the machine 'warns' voters, or not." ~ James Hicks, EVIC...
SHARE Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Voting News: Virginia State Election server still down. DC internet vote experiment delayed
13 candidates file for statewide contest for NC appeals court, to be tallied by IRV and counties don't yet have procedures...DC to delay internet voting experiment that uses overseas troops as guinea pigs. DC has advertised this pilot as "Digital Vote By Mail Service", but it still is internet voting, inherently insecure...NASS Designates September National Voter Registration Month...
SHARE Friday, April 30, 2010 Voting News: Shes baack..Crist last on FL ballot. Illegal tweet on UK vote
She's back. Election Sup. Kathy Dent still fighting Sarasota's 2006 charter ordered election audits. Dent has taken on the voters, FL Sup Court & lawmakers. Now Dent wants the Circuit Ct to explain Sup.Court ruling..FL Gov Crist name is last on ballot...Possible vote buying in Bladen Co NC...Columbia Co NY fights to keep levers...Tenn. passes bill to block voter purge..Gordon Brown's twitter czar illegally tweeted results...
SHARE Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Voting News: India to get paper trail? DC Internet Voting Pwned - update. NY voter feedback poll
D.C.'s internet "Voting System Pwned by Michigan Wolverines" in public test. What would experts find if allowed to "test" W.VA.'s military/internet voting system, or other states' email balloting?..The NY SBOE is conducting a voter feedback poll. So is the New York Daily news..Trial against Shelby Co TN Elections Commission starts Wed..Voting by mail? Check the postage!..Will The World's Largest Democracy beat US to full VVPR?
SHARE Thursday, May 6, 2010 Voting News: Web attack stumps Butler OH BoE. Voter ID in MO,SC? Florida in Britain?
After the attack on Butler County Ohio's BoE website,the director of info services will check the web servers & sites to determine if they are secure...Paperless touchscreen machines once were "the wave of the future" until causing lost votes, switched votes,undervotes & contested elections. Now 30 Canadian municipalities will try the "new" wave of the future-internet voting...Criminal complaint r/e Aspen election...
SHARE Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Voting News: ATMs AND Voting Machines are hackable. Obama admin on the military vote
Bob Fitrakis asks "Why is it, on this anniversary of Bill Moss' passing, that we can readily accept people are hacking into ATM machines, but ignore the fact that people are also hacking Diebold, ES&S and other electronic voting machines and stealing more than money..Obama admin pushes back hard on charge that it's not protecting military voters...Vote buying scheme in Perry Co KY...
SHARE Sunday, May 9, 2010 TO The UK ABOUT YOUR 2010 ELECTION MELTDOWN - ACT IN HASTE, REPENT IN LEISURE
THE UK 2010 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS A FLORIDA/OHIO STYLE ELECTION NIGHTMARE, WITH THOUSANDS TURNED AWAY FROM THE POLLS. "Here we are giving an example which would shame countries that are just starting their democracies." ~ David Dimbleby with BBC. IS THE UK SET TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE THE US DID? The UK media is already urging the UK to ditch paper ballots for electronic voting instead of addressing the real problem...
SHARE Friday, August 14, 2009 8/12 Voting News. Diebold quietly patches flaw, TX election database down, Tenn again, Hack $ cheap!
Diebold Quietly Patches Security Flaw in Vote Counting Software. Ballot dispute: The Aspen Colorado City Council refuses to release ballots for an independent review while the Aspen Times supports it. Texas elections databases and other parts of the SOS computer system have been down since last week. The GA SoS asks again for the U.S. Justice Dept to approve strict matching for voter reg. Kenya wants to go paperless in 2012
SHARE Monday, June 28, 2010 Voting News: Suit - NY voting machine flaw risks 1000s of votes. SC editorials FOR paper ballots
Donna Brazil:"How can we put men on the moon and export democracy abroad, yet still be incapable of administering elections at home with indisputable integrity as to their outcomes? ..It's time to address this threat to our democracy."..Lawsuit over New York's new ballot machines - flawed overvote warning may disenfranchise 1,000s of voters..TX Gov. Ex-Aide Accused of Vote-Diversion Scheme..Cyber Warfare Could 'Paralyze' U.S.
SHARE Monday, November 1, 2010 Voting News: Is internet voting secret & safe? Vote help 866-OUR-VOTE. Where 2 vote - vote411.org
"If we can bank by ATM, why not vote by the Internet?"~ CTVoter explains... Fox news: Internet Voting Arrives -But Is It Secret and Safe?...Chuck Tyson, Craven County NCGOP Chair on NC's touchscreen problems: "I think every vote cast should get to the right party no matter what party they put the vote for," ..."Dead Voters" and the early vote...Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for help. See vote411.org to find your polling place...
SHARE Monday, August 2, 2010 Voting News: On Dept of Justice, Military Vote rumors. Sarasota SoE Dent's anti-audit 'timeline'
McCreary CO KY considers switching to paper ballot optical scanners...Washington SOS explains "The story behind our military voting waiver request" and r/e FOX News story 'DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military.' - "Elections officials say it isn't accurately portraying the Department of Justice or the Federal Voting Assistance Program officials on this issue." This is 45th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
SHARE Friday, October 29, 2010 Voting News: NC GOP sues over touch-screen problems. Beware bogus online ballots in CT, NH
A Decade After Florida Fiasco,Voting Remains a Hodgepodge...Paperless e-voting a concern this election..Nearly 1 in 4 voters in Tues elections will use e-voting systems with no paper records..Voters in Connecticut & New Hampshire beware of bogus online ballots...N.Carolina's GOP Party filed suit over touch-screen vote flipping...Internet voting 'an electronic disaster' in Stratford, Canada..Probs voting? 866-OUR-VOTE
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 Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Voting News: In favor of paper ballots,recounts. Internet Voting is 'an affront to democracy'
"Pulling the Lever for Paper"..VA needs paper ballots by 2012 to avoid fiasco: "It's been a few years since Fairfax County got through an entire election cycle without a piece of voting equipment breaking down, a handful of votes vaporizing or an election result being delayed."..Internet voting is "an affront to democracy..It does not fulfill the requirement of one person, one vote and a guarantee of a secret ballot."..
SHARE Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Voting News: Spokane must duplicate 30,000 mail ballots. Some elections still too close to call
Rep Tim Bishop wants hand count of 184,000 Long Island 1st dist ballots after vote swing. 10,000 absentee ballots uncounted...Was Stark CO, OH student's video report of touchscreen vote-flipping just an isolated incident? Brad Friedman reports...Spokane WA officials busy duplicating 30K ballots that were damaged, poorly marked or unreadable...Dust Settles on Election Results, But Not Troubles. 4 India EVMs smashed...
SHARE Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Voting News: EAC issues advisory on ES&S system. Voter registration boom in Arizona, Ohio
The Elections Assistance Commission - EAC issues advisory on ES&S Unity & DS200 opscan freeze/shutdowns... Lawsuit in LA County CA.: 37th Dist primary candidate Lee Davis said that her name was omitted from ballots in 300 precincts...Voter Registration in Arizona Explodes...Voter Registration at Ohio Public Assistance Agencies Skyrocket... Editors note: Like voting news? Please tell your friends.
SHARE Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Voting News: Glitches in IN,NC,OH,TX. Butler OH BoE website attacked. Internet voting risks
Sending voted ballots over the public Internet "is in a security class by itself," ...and these ballots are vulnerable to attacks from a wide range of individuals, organizations, and even governments." ~ Verified Voting Comments to EAC on i-voting pilots...AZ mailer gives 27K voters wrong polling place... Voting machine probs in NC,IN,OH,TX...Should US vote by mail? ...Corp Candidate for Congress' voter reg rejected twice...
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 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Voting News: Brennan Ctr to vote vendors- report malfunctions. SC cnty stalls election FOIAs
New CA law requires vote vendors to report problems...Bo Lipari's testimony on NY primary...Brennan Ctr letter asks vendors to self report probs...South Carolina Straight ticket warning..Charleston Co SC election office drags feet on FOIAS..Mary Mancini's "The Worst Legislation in Tennessee!"..Fox says 7 states violating the MOVE act, may disenfranchise overseas & military voters. FVAP says "To date, all states have..."
SHARE Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Voting News: Unsafe at any cost - Internet voting. Illinois special election a $30M travesty?
Political Barriers to Military Voting...Unsafe at any cost -" Internet voting..New York Leveling the playing field for mail-in voting?..Keeping Tax-Subsidized Corporate Money out of Politics...Illinois Special Election A $30 million travesty?..FOI to Riverside County over vote count mess...Illinois special election for Burris seat would cost $30 Million to have winner serve a 4 week term..Internet voting challenged in Gujarat
SHARE Thursday, April 15, 2010 Voting News: Vendor certifies Aspen election. Does EAC really want comments on internet voting?
The voting vendor TrueBallot Inc certified Aspen Colorado's May 5, 2009 election as "fair and accurate" on April 12, 2010 according to FOIA request...Jim Crow makes a comeback in Virginia...Voter Action charged the Election Assistance Commission with shortchanging comment period on Internet Voting.EAC then issued correction adding miserly 15 more days..Is NY29th spec election worth it? 10% of Philipines optical scanners fail.
SHARE Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Voting News: Can Internet Voting withstand public test? Can S. Carolina 'count on machines?'
DC allowed public test of their internet voting system & shut it down after computer scientists took over the system. Other states that allow email or internet balloting for overseas voters should see if their systems can withstand a public test too..Sarasota FL's controversial Election Sup Kathy Dent may not run again...India e-voting researcher Hari Prasad is a winner of EFF Pioneer award..Afghanistan tosses 1000s of votes..
SHARE Friday, July 9, 2010 Voting News: Internet voting helps WHO? Groups clever strategy forces India to use paper ballots
Internet security expert Eric Riscorla makes the case "Against internet voting pilots." Technologist Collin Lynch addresses claims that i-voting is convenient: "It bears mentioning that we have to ask, convenient for whom?" and points out that under-served groups are least likely to have easy access to a PC or internet..Groups in India found a way to force the use of paper ballots:run more candidates than EVMs can handle..
SHARE Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Voting News: Fairfax 'should junk electronic voting machines'. NY Election night-mare
Miller campaign challenges mis-spelled write in votes for Murkowski in AK..IL Appeals court rejects Barrow's redo effort of '09 election...Philadelphia voter forced to swear on Bible before voting...Computer scientist Jeremy Epstein as a poll worker in Fairfax,VA."..one of the touch screen machines was crashing all day...If I had a laptop that crashed three or four times in one day, I'd get a new one."
SHARE Thursday, November 11, 2010 Voting News: Perry Co KY vote flipping. Epstein:"What happens when there's no recount possible?"
Perry Co KY voting mach probs: voters would push button & wrong name lit up.."North Carolina Voting Machines Lessons Learned,Part Two" (not just NC)..Expert Jeremy Epstein on VA's paperless voting: "What happens when there's no recount possible?"..Veterans Day & MOVE Act..Audio reveals Afghan election fraud...33 Canada cities internet voting mess..Think internet voting is a good idea? See V for Vendetta hacks WSU...
SHARE Friday, August 7, 2009 Voting News 8/6. TN County missing voting machine, PA group needs audit help, NVRA Diebold certified
The bad economy impacts elections. WVa approved early voting but provided no funds for it. PA activists need volunteers to audit their paperless elections. Woodbury County, IA dropped plans for Vote Centers in face of lawsuit. A TN County learned they were missing 1 voting machine and 3 card readers. Vote Centers are being mislabled as "convenience voting".Tennessee still fighting over their paper ballot law.
SHARE Thursday, August 26, 2010 Voting News: India's Electronic Voting Controversy. Suit seeks to void Shelby TN election
Democrats ask court to void Shelby County Tennessee's August election. Vote-total discrepancies not mere error, suit alleges...On Australia's national cliffhanger: "It's not a good sign when the best way out may be a fresh election."...Verified Voting "On India's Electronic Voting Controversy". India's officials should address the voting machine vulnerabilities rather than punish experts who reveal them..
SHARE Sunday, July 25, 2010 Voting News: Cumberland Co TN lost voting machine and cards. Vote Buying in Perry Co KY
Federal grand jury indicts 4 in Perry Co KY vote buying...Inventory of Cumberland Co TN voting equipment reveals that one voting machine, three card readers and 12 tally cards were missing. They don't say when that equipment disappeared...A recent FOIA on South Carolina's absentee ballots raises more questions about the results of the US Sen. Dem Primary. New internet worm targets systems such as oil rigs, refineries & more...
SHARE Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Voting News: US Burgers, Ballots, Bogus Polls. Diebold-ing Brazil. Mexico's Bullets and Ballots
San Joaquin Co California may adopt 100% vote by mail, meanwhile 12,500 mail ballots in Riverside co, in limbo. Assemblyman Brian Nestande introduced AB 2642 to address mail-ballot problems...Indiana online voter reg starts July 1...New York voting machines need simple fix to save 1000s of votes...Supreme Court Reaffirms Ban on Soft Money...Burgers & ballots & election transparency as mainstream issue...Brazil buys Diebold
SHARE Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Voting News: Montgomery PA voters thwarted by Sequoia machines. Why CT Finance Ruling Matters
Old style ballot box facing electronic poll threat. "The most effective fraud is done by changing results after the count is done--how much easier is that going to be to do undetected when there is no paper trail to trip you up?" ~ Silvana Puizana.."2nd Circuit Reverses U.S. District Court, Says Constitution Permits Massive Discrimination Against Minor Parties and Independent Candidates in Public Funding." ~ Richard Winger.
SHARE Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Voting News: John Gideon remembered. New Voting Rights Act challenge. Internet Voting update
Today marks one year since the passing of John Gideon, editor of the original Daily Voting News. Brad Friedman has a special blog about John today - "Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John?"...On the news front: Another challenge to Sect 5 of Voting Rights Act, this time from Alabama...Unilect lawsuit in PA...Hushed money...Key Canadian official tells House of Commons that the integrity of internet voting cannot be assured.
SHARE Monday, June 21, 2010 Voting News: SC invisible ballots. Canadian E-vote firm buys Sequoia. 'What IS my ballot, really?'
Voting Without A Net In South Carolina -Alvin Greene's Controversial Senate Primary Upset Can't Be Checked Against Records That Don't Exist...On Heels of Diebold/Premier Purchase, Canadian E-Voting Firm Dominion Also Acquires Sequoia, Lies About Chavez-Ties in Announcement...A boost for Nassau's fight to keep lever voting machines...Texas vote fraud problem centers on absentee ballots...In "Dude, What Is My Ballot, Really?"
SHARE Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Voting News: Sarasota officials evade election law. Colombian election hacked. GA e-voting oversight
Sarasota voter advocates report that Election Supervisor Kathy Dent did not conduct charter mandated, court upheld, post election audits...Georgia Questioned on E-Voting Problems..New Mexico SOS scandal update...Idaho close to passing Voter ID...Hackers struck the Colombia's legislative elections...The New York Times still not reporting historic ACORN ruling...All this & more in today's voting news below...
SHARE Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Voting News: Vote or Vice? Internet voting $1.5 B industry. AZ Election evidence disappears
News reports say that internet voting is a $1.5 Billion industry. You didn't think it was being promoted for the good of voters, did you? Computer scientists say that internet elections are inherently insecure and ballots are non secret...Evidence Discovered Missing from Allegedly 'Fixed' AZ Election..Tulare County CA discovers 2,500 ballots not counted...Letter to editor: "New York's elections are being Floridized."...
SHARE Monday, July 12, 2010 Voting News: Ohio Vote Center Pilots SLASH polling places. Ireland e-voting mistake still costs
Didn't we learn anything from the Garland Co Arkansas fiasco, where polling places were cut from 42 to 2? Ohio didn't: Montgomery, Clinton & Highland counties will drastically cut polling places and use vote centers instead.Montgomery Co. will go from 159 polling places to 4 vote centers. For people who can't easily get off work, or have transportation issues - voting just got harder. A single meltdown impacts more votes...
SHARE Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Voting News: Hacking India's voting machines, a voting rights case to watch, Internet voting spreads
"Our research proved something which we really never doubted: with some preparation anyone with even momentary access to paperless voting machines can own the country." ~ Rop Gonggrijp after examining e-voting machines used in India...Investigators to monitor KY polls...TN House Leader Odom solicits voter purge probe..Supreme Court Weighs Petition-Signers Anonymity..Sec 5 of Voting Rights Act at risk?..Internet voting spreads
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 24, 2010 Voting News: Why can't I vote at my ATM? South Carolina's 'discredited' voting machines
Connecticut good job w/ MOVE act to help overseas military vote...NY Sen passes law making voter suppression a misdemeanor...TX Co Commissioner pleads in absentee ballot fraud case...The DISCLOSE Act passes congress...Doe v Reed settled, U.S. Supreme Court Says, Usually, States are Free to Release Names and Addresses of Petition Signers for Public Viewing...Why can't I vote at my ATM?...
SHARE Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Voting News: The scramble to save SC election data. Paper Please! GAO clears ACORN
Verified Voting Calls for Recountable, Auditable Voting Systems Following South Carolina Primary...SC Progressive Network scrambles to preserve voting machine records..Lawmaker: Don't blame Greene...From the "making things worse" dept: Riverside County CA Sup's odd "solution" to county's problem in processing absentee ballots on time? Bring back touchscreen voting machines...Reports of absentee mail ballot fraud in NY & TX..
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 4, 2008 Update on Robo Calls in NC - Investigation Heats Up - African Americans Key Victims
The investigation into the illegal robo calls targeting African Americans in North Carolina is expanding. Although NC's Atty General has said the calls are illegal, high profile voting advocates are shying away from the "politically incorrect" story. They are not comfortable reporting since the scam benefits a democratic candidate for president. I guess its only voter fraud if republicans are tied to it. Double standard?
SHARE Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Voting News: Clay KY vote buying cont'd. Cost vs Ballot integrity. Fed $ for NM voting system upkeep
"The integrity of our ballots should supersede other considerations." ~ Mary C. Eberle, Coloradans for Voting Integrity op-ed in favor of keeping precinct voting in Bolder County, Colorado....Harvie Branscombe has 2 OpEds in Colorado papers - one about judges decision to not hear the ballot image case in Aspen; and one about the vulnerabilities of vote by mail...
All this and more in today's voting news below...
SHARE Thursday, April 1, 2010 Voting News: Another e-voting suit in Webb Co TX. Avi Rubin-Taking back American Idol!
Tano Tijerina has filed a lawsuit to block e-voting in the Webb Co TX runoff election. Atty Balli says the machines always create many problems in Webb County elections and his client wants to make sure each vote counts. Balli was successful in blocking use of e-voting in Webb Co's Democratic primary. Avi Rubin on Taking back American Idol! The news is light today but we'll be back tomorrow.
SHARE Thursday, April 22, 2010 Voting News: AZ ease of cheating. Map of US internet voting. Philippines ghost polling centers exposed
If fraud or error occurs in Arizona elections, it is hard to correct: "The ease-of-cheating problem becomes magnified when combined with the impossibility of challenging any computerized rigged election in Arizona." ~ Bill Risner, AUDIT AZ...Aspen,CO Commission to review May 2009 election complaints ...SC House to debate voter id...Philippines ghost polling centers exposed. Verified Voting maps internet voting in US.
SHARE Thursday, July 15, 2010 Voting News: Cancel the Voting Machines? Lost Voters, Lost Votes. MontCo PA blames voters
"Cancel the Voting Machines?" The Brian Leher on NY voting machine problems..HuffPo running internet vote vendor Scytl's press release as an editorial. The "piece" touts internet voting as getting rid of hanging chads or any other problem. The piece doesn't mention Scytl's involvement in Finland's failed i-voting experiment in 2008..In 2008 an est 1.9M voters didnt cast ballot because they didnt know where to go...
SHARE Friday, July 2, 2010 Voting News: Risks of DC Internet Voting Pilot for military voters. Letter to Holder: ban DREs
DC's Internet Voting Pilot for overseas and military voters: "In essence, every attack people have proposed on DREs is suddenly an attack on this system as well. Some of these attacks may be detectable but in general one can't recover from them. And the available evidence suggests that users are pretty oblivious to even fairly blatant attacks..."~ Eric Rescorla..."Protect Our Elections" ltr to AG Holder: Ban DREs!
SHARE Friday, March 12, 2010 Antitrust not enough. MD paper ballots on hold. NM SOS mismanaged say former employees
The "Un-Merger" is a step in the right direction. But there's more work to be done. Still at least 17 ways to steal or botch your next election...Ballot brouhaha in Aspen Colorado....Hans A. von Spakovsky appointed to Fairfax VA election board..."How can Florida, North Carolina and so many other states already have op scan, but we can't do it here in Maryland?"...all this & more in voting news below...
SHARE Monday, March 15, 2010 VotingNews: ES&S Final Judgement. School $ to fund Hawaii spec election. Internet voting debate
"Our leaders have slowly taken away our rights to control our elections as we mindlessly shirked our responsibilities of oversight, assuming that the government would substitute for us." ~ Marilyn Marks in response to judge's dismissal of case to review ballot images...A top UK election official is promoting internet voting, meanwhile there's a meeting in Munich to debate pros an cons of internet voting. All this & more below
SHARE Sunday, July 4, 2010 Voting News: DC Internet vote risks update. The reality of cyber threats. Bingo $ and Ballots
Eric Riscorla's update on DC's internet voting pilot finds more risks: "So while electronic ballot distribution is more secure than electronic ballot return, there still seem to be a number of potential attacks that would be more difficult to mount en masse with conventional paper-based ballot delivery." Cyber crime is the also one of the fastest growing and most lucrative aspects of illegal use of the Internet..
SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 E-Vote Vendors to NC: We Don't WANT to Break the Law!
How often do you hear of a voting vendor saying they really really (really!!) do not want to break the law, but state officials are forcing them to? But that's exactly what's about to happen in North Carolina where the first statewide use of Instant Runoff Voting..could produce, according to some, a "train wreck" this November...there is actually no state or federally certified software to tally IRV on NC's voting systems..
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2009 Prevent Election Fiascoes in Tennessee - Enact Paper Ballot Law NOW
A perfect storm is brewing for Tennessee voters for the 2010 election. Tennessee is set up for an election debacle, thanks to the states' reliance on paperless electronic voting. Currently 93 out of 95 counties in Tennessee use these machines. Unless the Secretary of State Hargett takes swift and certain prompt action, thousands of votes will be at risk in the 2010 election.
SHARE Friday, June 22, 2007 Politicized DOJ Issues License to Purge Voters to North Carolina
The DOJ wants to purge 10% of North Carolina's votes. They sent a "license to purge" to our top election officials. More votes are lost by deliberate voter supression than any other method. North Carolina election officials turned down the "invite to purge", but will your election officials? See the memo from the DOJ, and how incorrect information was used to build a case to purge.