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In today's featured article one Palm Beach Co Florida commissioner wants to see about contracting with Sequoia to provide review and assistance in the voting-counting process. Is this where we are at now? Sequoia added some security software to the system and the county workers were not trained on that software change so they failed to count 700 votes. Now the county wants to pay Sequoia to have a more active part in counting votes. Rather than fixing the problems and hiring people who understand the system counties appear ready to out-source our elections. The problem is with the vendors. When we get them out of the process we will be much better off. And, the county plans on disabling the security feature that was installed. Amazing....
Featured Article: FL: Palm Beach County - County commissioner calls for inquiry into 'mishaps and irregularities in vote tabulation' LINK
NAtional: Vendor misinformation in the e-voting world LINK
NAtional: Three key ways YOU can help protect the 2008 election LINK
NAtional: Q&A: E-voting activist more optimistic about voting systems
Most states have switched to paper records, Rubin notes LINK
FL: Florida could see tight Congressional races LINK
FL: Palm Beach County - County elections chief blames software feature for vote miscount LINK
HI: Disputed voting machines go ahead LINK
IL: Kane County - Kane struggling with vote center plan LINK
IN: Johnson County - County to replace voting machines LINK
IN: Johnson County - Flooded machines: Now who do you trust? LINK
MD: Baltimore - City Preparing For Huge Presidential Turnout LINK
MS: Election Report Meant to Be an Eye Opener LINK
NC: Expensive runoffs with dismal turnout: What's the solution? LINK
NY: NY Loves Its Levers as New Voting Systems Fail LINK
PA: Schuylkill County - Voting machine costs on rise LINK
TX: Texas sticks with electronic voting
Several states shifting back to paper ballots. LINK
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