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'Daily Voting News' For January 28 and 29, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Michael Richardson, in an article posted to BradBlog, writes, "Hours after reports last week on threatened subpoenas against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and its banned voting machine test laboratory, CIBER, Inc., by the New York State Board of Elections, the company supplied information concerning its lack of accreditation to New York officials. Enraged NY State Election Commissioner Doug Kellner called the secret reports "soiled laundry" that both the company and EAC had been trying to hide. Friday, the EAC reacted to the disclosure by CIBER of confidential EAC documents by releasing the assessment reports upon which last summer's decision for non-accreditation of CIBER was based. The documents, kept secret by the EAC for half a year, reveal a shocking level of incompetence and negligence by the "independent testing authority" (ITA) lab which tested electronic voting machines used by 68.5% of the registered voters in the November 2006 election."...
  • NAtional: Secret EAC Reports Reveal Sloppy, Incomplete and Non-Existent Testing by Federal Test Lab for Voting Machines Used Across the Country Last November LINK
  • NAtional: Feds to Let Two Firms Test E-voting Machines NIST certifies iBeta, SysTest Labs under latest requirements guidelines LINK
  • NAtional: New York Halts E-voting Machine Testing LINK
  • NAtional: Assessment of Labs Reveals Flawed Voting System Testing LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold Key Hack Story Updates... LINK
  • CA: Election issues beset new secretary of state She faces early primary push, high-tech machine problems LINK
  • FL: Legislators plan a fresh look at election reform To avoid voting glitches, new machines that leave paper trails could be part of the solution for 2008. LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Attention to Florida's Disputed 13th District Wanes Even As Jennings' Inquiry Presses On LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - One race per page Sarasota aims to improve electronic voting LINK
  • NY: Editorial: Another delay in N.Y. voting LINK
  • NY: Dobbs Ferry revisits November balloting LINK
  • OH: First criminal convictions from Ohio's stolen 2004 election confirm recount was rigged LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Voters can be confident in Norco election process LINK
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