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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Another check of the accuracy of Diebold/Premier voting machines has found that they fail in that department. While performing a state mandated audit Montgomery Co Ohio elections officials found that a memory card from one DRE voting machine read five more votes when read a second time during the audit. The county and state are investigating. What does Diebold/Premier have to say? "We have not seen this particular condition anywhere else in Ohio or anywhere else in the country," according to spokesman Chris Riggall. Clearly Riggall is joking. Of course they haven't seen this condition in Ohio because Ohio has not done these audits in the past and the lack of audits across most of the rest of the country would ensure that no problems would have been found in the past. Where there are audits that may have found this condition, the condition is ignored or just shrugged-off. What they ignore is that there is federal law that dictates accuracy of voting systems and even the loss of these 5 ballots in a county that saw over 280,000 ballots cast is a violation of that law. ...
  • Featured - OH: Montgomery County - Premier/Diebold Tabulation Software Drops More Votes -- This Time in Ohio LINK
  • Featured - OH: Montgomery County - Board of Elections: Voting machines missed votes LINK
  • Featured - OH: Montgomery County - Electronic votes mysteriously vanish in Ohio election LINK
  • AZ: Yuma - Mail-only election? Lot of reasons to do it LINK
  • CA: Attorney in Ohio Election Fraud Case Offers Cooperation for Investigation into California's Proposition 8 LINK
  • CA: Council threatens to sue Napa county to restore polling places LINK
  • MD: Allegany County - Voting machine mandate piles up costs LINK
  • MD: Frederick County - City 'caught off guard' by change in election arrangements LINK
  • MN: Minnesota's vote: Cast into doubt LINK
  • MN: Opinion - Commentary: Don't turn a blind eye to electoral problems LINK
  • MN: Coleman asks court to intervene in rejected absentee ballot count LINK
  • MO: Analysis: Hundreds of Missourians had votes denied LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner grants Cuyahoga County waiver from hand count of presidential election ballots LINK
  • SC: Voting changes State should make it easier to vote, but not less secure LINK
  • TX: Review finds no vote fraud in Dallas County LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**


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