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'Daily Voting News' For October 17, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org 18 days until Election Day.

Today was a day for court decisions. Finally a judge in New Jersey has released the Princeton University report on the state's Sequoia Voting Machines. Earlier Sequoia had released their response to the report. After the recent failures of their voting systems in Palm Beach Co. Florida and Washington DC Sequoia must be very concerned about this report and what it contains. One item of note is that the inspection and resulting report was the result of an election problem that called into question the accuracy of the Sequoia Advantage voting system. The cause of that failure is discussed in the Princeton report but that section of the report is one of the only sections that Sequoia ignores.

Also this morning the Supreme Court sided with the voters of Ohio and freed the Secretary of State and county election officials from a ruling by a lower court that would have caused as many as 200,000 voters to lose their right to vote in this election....

  • Featured - Insecurities and Inaccuracies of the Sequoia AVC Advantage 9.00H DRE Voting Machine LINK
  • Featured - OH: Ohio Democrats Win at Top U.S. Court in Voting Fight LINK
  • National: Robert Koehler - Our national juncture LINK
  • National: Report Card: How States Fix Voting Machine Issues LINK
  • National: E-Vote: Report Sends Wake-Up Call to Election Officials LINK
  • National: States warned to prep for election glitches LINK
  • National: Americans put revamped voting technology to test LINK
  • National: Big turnout, long lines expected at the polls Officials say they are ready for vote LINK
  • National: Study: Ohio ready for election, Ky.'s not LINK
  • National: Several US states not ready for accurate e-voting - report LINK
  • National: The Election Protection Wiki: A Dynamic Website Helps Safeguard America's Right to Vote LINK
  • National: Coalition mobilizes to protect the vote LINK
  • AZ: State has ongoing criminal inquiry on RTA election, Goddard confirms LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Walk the Vote! A Pre-emptive Strike on Voter Fraud in Our Fine City LINK
  • CO: New Colorado Voters Are Told to Reregister After Failure to Check Box on Form LINK
  • CO: Study: Colorado Not Ready for Voting Problems LINK
  • CO: Rise in Voting by Mail Transforms Race in Colorado LINK
  • CO: Election readiness panned LINK
  • CO: Colorado election snafu roundup: Are we ready for Nov. 4? LINK
  • CT: 90% voter turnout predicted for Connecticut LINK
  • CT: Bysiewicz: No one in Connecticut will be disenfranchised due to home foreclosure LINK
  • IL: Cook County - Early voters on track to set record LINK
  • IN: Delaware County - Dems: Expect long lines on Nov. 4 Democrats are warning voters to expect long lines on Election Day, while Republicans accuse Democrats of grandstanding. LINK
  • IN: Shelby County - Power cord puts kink in test Officials plan to check voting machines Tuesday LINK
  • MD: Study: Md. Not Ready For All Election Problems LINK
  • MO: Show Me the Vote! Gears Up for November Election to Protect Voters from Disenfranchisement LINK
  • MO: Missouri voting system ranked as one of most ready LINK
  • NC: N.C. votes are in -- early voting already underway LINK
  • NJ: Judge agrees to release voting machine report LINK
  • NJ: Sequoia Voting Systems Refutes Academic Report Related to Court Case on the Constitutionality of Electronic Voting in New Jersey LINK
  • NJ: Judge releases report on NJ voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Reports claim tampering risk in NJ voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Jersey voting machines susceptible to hackers, report finds LINK
  • NJ: Sensitive reports loom on electronic voting LINK
  • NJ: Rep. Holt Statement on New Jersey Voting Report LINK
  • NM: Dona Ana County - Elections official: concerns on vote tallies not true LINK
  • NY: Audit: Are NY counties ready for Election Day? LINK
  • OH: Jennifer Brunner asks high court to decide ballot issue; hearing as early as Friday LINK
  • OH: Q&A voting fraud LINK
  • OH: Elections officials: Don't expect results on Election Day LINK
  • OH: Ohio Litigating Its Way Through Election Cycle Partisan Distrust Rampant in Swing State LINK
  • OH: Supreme Court Sides With Ohio Election Official LINK
  • OH: High court rejects GOP in Ohio voting dispute Republicans had won order that state do more to check eligibility LINK
  • OH: Justices Rule Against Ohio G.O.P. in Voting Case LINK
  • OK: State GOP to renew voter ID bill efforts LINK
  • TX: Editorial - Don't vote straight-ticket LINK
  • TX: Texas faulted on preparations for Election Day LINK
  • TX: One study hits Texas' voting-equipment system; another praises election Web site LINK
  • VA: Spin-free polls will smooth election LINK
  • VA: Va. Election Preparations Inadequate, Study Finds LINK
  • VA: Record voter registration, no sign of fraud LINK
  • WA: Number of felons still may be on Wash. voter rolls LINK
  • WI: "My Vote, My Right" program tackling voting rights abuses LINK
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