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'Daily Voting News' for June 06, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

Sequoia has agreed to turn over source code and design documents for its electronic voting machine system to the District of Columbia Board of Elections for examination. The Board hopes to discover what caused the software to add 1500 write-in votes to the totals in last year's September primary. One of Sequoia's original suggestions was that it was static discharge or human error. But the DC Board of Elections didn't buy it. They pursued, investigated, and finally decided to go to court. Sequoia immediately caved. Could it be because Sequoia doesn't own the intellectual property rights)?...

  • National: Paper Presentation: Biomtric [sic] Voting system LINK

  • AZ: Is Internet Voting Safe? Vote Here LINK

  • CA: Elections Commission Looks at Instant Runoffs LINK

  • DC: Firm to Give D.C. Information About Its Voting Devices LINK

  • GA: Handel in hot water over voter screening LINK

  • MS: Miss. voter ID supporter calls ruling victory LINK

  • NJ: Mock election aims to fix voting machine flaws LINK

  • OH: Trolling for chicks in Voter Vault LINK

  • PA: 4 former ACORN workers will face trial in Pa. LINK

  • SD: Election Night Results Rapid City City/School Election held on June 2, 2009 LINK

  • India: Some technological issues with elections. LINK

  • Netherlands: changing the ROMs of a Nedap e-voting computer in 60 seconds LINK

  • Philippines: With Due Respect Neither fraud-proof nor error-free LINK
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