Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
It is now a bit fun watching some previously silent news organizations fall all over themselves as they suddenly recognize that our election process is seriously flawed. Today CNN reported, and many smaller organizations picked up the report, that the GAO released a report this week on voting system testing that finds that the Election Assistance Commission [EAC] has not notified election officials across the country about electronic voting machine failures. This has been no secret within the Election Integrity community and has been one of our main complaints about the EAC. Voting systems fail and the EAC does nothing about it. They argue instead that none of the voting systems were certified by the EAC so they have no right/mandate to do anything about them. The GAO recommends that congress step in with legislation to force this issue. We agree but dislike the fact that we have to wait on a snail-slow congress to do anything. CNN also reports on the CommonCause/Century Foundation report that was also released this week and that points to 10 states that they believe will have problems in Nov. My guess is that the "ten states" will grow substantially to 40 or more by election day and on beyond.
Also in the news is that the re-re-recount of ballots in Palm Beach Co Florida is taking place today and tomorrow. One can only guess what they are going to find. Ballots from 2004? Punch cards with hanging chads?
And a member of the Washington DC council has subpoenaed Sequoia for records that may reveal what really happened in the recent primary. Could it be that the council will find that the Sequoia spokeswoman, Michelle Shafer's, declaration that the company is not at fault; "No, no, no" is really "Yes, yes, yes"? ...
Featured - National: Report: Voting problems in several swing states LINK
National: State Election Officials Not Told Of Voting Machine Failures LINK
National: Election Officials Brace for Trouble LINK
National: Conyers Demands 'Immediate Halt to Republican Vote Suppression Efforts'
U.S. House Judiciary Chair Announces Hearings, Requests 'Full Scale Investigation' by DoJ Into Recent Reports of GOP 'Vote Caging' Schemes... LINK
National: Bob Koehler: Goo-Goo America LINK
National: Historic 2008 Election Could See Unprecedented Attempts to Bar African American Voters LINK
National: New Laws, Technology Challenge Elections Officials
Presidential Race Raises Voting Fears in Toss-Up States LINK
National: Stealing America: Vote by Vote (Unrated) *** | Cast your vote, take your chances LINK
National: "Stealing America": Regardless of viewers' politics, assertions of vote fraud are disturbing LINK
National: Voting Machines Routinely Failing Nationwide LINK
National: Significant Voting Machine Problems Present in 10 Swing States LINK
National: Report: Crucial swing states not prepared for voting problems LINK
National: Software, Trust and Democracy LINK
AZ: Hispanic group appeals ruling on voter ID law
Requirements hurt minorities more, it argues LINK
CA: Riverside County - Vote Hacking Revealed By Computer Scientists LINK
FL: Recount going smoothly in disputed Palm Beach County judge's race LINK
GA: Polls open for earlier voting
A new law allows ballots to be cast starting Monday; officials brace for onslaught LINK
GA: Early voting starts Monday LINK
MD: Disabilities voter forum draws a big crowd LINK
MI: Advancement Project and ACLU Sue Michigan Secretary of State Over Unlawful Voter Purging LINK
MI: ACLU sues state over voter purging programs LINK
MS: Senate race moving up
Secretary of state, governor OK change to November ballot LINK
OH: Deposition by Spoonamore Admits Ohio Vote Theft LINK
PA: Lawsuit seeks ban on partisan election clothing LINK
Washington DC: Firm Subpoenaed in Vote Tally
Errors Add to Election Board's Concerns About November LINK
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