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'Daily Voting News' For May 05, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

The big news for today was the big news yesterday also. Diebold TS and TSx have an existing security problem and all states and/or counties who use these machines must fix this problem. Computer scientists and others who have information on this issue strongly suggest that all states involved should contact Diebold or the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office for more information. Don't let Diebold tell you there is no problem. It is there and it is something that needs to be dealt with. Pulaski County Arkansas got their new machines on Thursday morning finally. They got their software on Thursday afternoon. The software does not work on the machines. It's back to square one and paper ballots. "I am absolutely appalled by ES&S' delays and the hardships ES&S has placed upon this state and our county officials" said West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland. Also in West Virginia two more counties have announced they will not use ES&S voting machines in next week's primary. They will use paper ballots. ...

  • AR: Pulaski County - Train Wreck - Paper Ballots For Pulaski County (ES&S) LINK

  • IN: Train Wreck - Voting problems plague 4 counties. Some county workers gave up tabulating votes (ES&S) LINK

  • IN: Train Wreck - Voting problems under scrutiny. One company could face legal action after its system broke down in four Indiana counties. (ES&S) LINK

  • IN: Jackson County - Train Wreck - Firm couldn't test machines. State investigating election glitch LINK

  • NJ: Mercer County - Train Wreck - Election eve quandary arises. Machines allow not-so-small glitch in at-large voting (Sequoia) LINK

  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Train Wreck - Ohio to probe problems that delayed vote tally in largest county (Diebold) LINK

  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Train Wreck - We still don't have all of the winners (Diebold) LINK

  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Train Wreck - New vote machines blamed in tie-ups (Diebold) LINK

  • WV: Opinion - Train Wreck - It's your right (ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Greenbrier and Mercer Counties - Train Wreck - Counties Ditch New Voting Machines (ES&S) LINK

  • WV: Greenbrier and Mercer Counties - Train Wreck - Voting machines pose problems in 2 counties (ES&S) LINK

  • NAtional: Newly Discovered Diebold Threat Described as 'Major National Security Risk'! Systems in Question Were Used Last Week in Ohio Primary, Soon in Pennsylvania, So 'Serious' Few Details Are Being Released LINK

  • CA: Changes behind scenes in voting. California only state in which every county will have paper trail of votes LINK

  • CA: Nevada County - Disabled concerned after county fails to secure new voting equipment LINK

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