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'Daily Voting News' For February 21, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org An article in today's Oakland Tribune relates, "In a blow-by-blow on his school Web page and in a separate filing for an electronic voting lawsuit in New Jersey superior court, computer science professor Andrew Appel [Princeton University] details how he was able to purchase five of the Oakland-based company's AVC Advantage machines off a Web site auctioning government surplus items, pry open the backs and access the computer chips that control the vote count. He said security features touted by the Oakland-based company on its Web site were not in place on the machines." Meanwhile Sequoia 'spokes-deceiver', Michelle Shafer ignores the facts and says, ""This is not a real-world scenario. The equipment is not kept somewhere where people have unfettered access to it." Shafer does not live in the real-world where counties allow "sleep-overs" or store the machines, in the open, without guard at the polls for days before and after an election. Shafer speaks from a different plane where down is up and up is down....
  • NAtional: Exclusive: Rep. Maxine Waters Announces Intention to Withdraw Co-Sponsorship of Holt Election Reform Bill! LINK
  • NAtional: NEW: Princeton prof says e-vote machines hackable LINK
  • NAtional: Follow that (paper) trail LINK
  • NAtional: Lower Voter Turnout Is Seen in States That Require ID LINK
  • NAtional: Paper Trail or Paper Ballot? LINK
  • CA: CA counties and cities push for all-mail elections LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings files brief LINK
  • GA: Opinion - Worthy backup for voter confidence LINK
  • GA: Equal Time Opinion - Paper trail useless for votes LINK
  • GA: Lawmakers eyeing earlier presidential primaries LINK
  • HI: Online voting to be a first for Honolulu LINK
  • HI: Online ballots offered in neighborhood boards election LINK
  • NY: Rockland - Opinion - Getting voting right LINK
  • OH: Study: Poll workers, not machines, build voter confidence LINK
  • OH: Brunner better not play political games LINK
  • TX: Grimes County - Duff wants more of vote machines under scrutiny LINK
  • VA: Senate Republicans fail in bid to require ID for provisional ballot voters LINK
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