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'Daily Voting News' For January 05, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org States are now beginning to question whether their voting systems were originally inspected and tested by Ciber and whether the quality of that testing should be questioned. / Meanwhile the EAC has sent their commissioners out to handle damage control. Commissioners are denying the existence of negative reports against Ciber and denying that Ciber has any problems beyond what they think is normal for an accreditation process. They, however, are not explaining why two other labs were accredited almost immediately and why Ciber's process has taken 5 months longer and is still not complete. / Another key member of the House of Representatives has weighed in on the disputed Florida Congressional election, saying that not only the litigants but the House itself would benefit from more open discovery. On Thursday, the incoming Chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, which has the responsibility for evaluating any House election contest, submitted a letter to the Florida First District Court of Appeal expressing concern with the inability of the Plaintiffs to pursue their claims....
  • NAtional: Electronic Voting Machine Tests Halted LINK
  • NAtional: Feds Failed to Warn on Flawed E-Vote Lab LINK
  • NAtional: Vote-test crew under fire LINK
  • NAtional: Feds: Voting system is not doomed LINK
  • NAtional: Fifteen Republicans Squeaked by in 2006, Analysis Shows LINK
  • NAtional: Press Release - Election Experts Offer 14 Recommendations for Federal Legislation LINK
  • CA: Bowen plans full review of voting machines LINK
  • CA: New CA Secretary of State Bowen to Review Every Voting System in Use From 'Top to Bottom', Will Consider Decertification of Machines Approved by Predecessor McPherson! LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - California County Official Who Dared 'Hackers' to Manipulate Voting System Gets Desperate! LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - State official petitioned on e-voting challenge LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - State's OK sought in test of e-voting LINK
  • FL: 'No vote' choice would be on ballots under new bill LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Vote Still Contested As Congress Convenes LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - House Encourages Florida Court to Allow Access to E-voting Source Code, Hardware LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - ES&S vote machines skipped a step [FL-13] - promised at Election website LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - UPDATE: New U.S. House Administration Comm. Chair Sends Letter to FL Court, Gives Notice Concerning Release of Touch-Screen Voting Machine Source Code in Jennings/Buchanan Election! LINK
  • FL: Martin County - Voters: We want a paper trail LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Ciber Inc. at center of touch-screen controversy LINK
  • IN: Posner on Photo ID: The Unbearable Cleverness of Being Wrong LINK
  • MD: Election tech company under scrutiny LINK
  • MI: Oakland County - Editorial - Clerks deserve applause for questioning voting machines LINK
  • NY: New York State May Suspend Tests of New Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Firm that tests voting machines not accredited; state cites inadequacies LINK
  • WV: Jefferson County - Election woes prompt state audit 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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