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'Daily Voting News' For June 22, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Remember Arthur Anderson, the man who ran for Palm Beach Co, Florida Election Supervisor on a promise that he would give the voters a voter verified paper trail? He is also the man who ran from that promise just as soon as he was elected and took office. In fact he has gone so far to protect the counties paperless Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines that his office lied in an estimate for how much it would cost for elections if the county went to a paper ballot based optical-scan system. In their estimate to the county, Anderson tripled the cost of printing each paper ballot to $1.25 per ballot from the actual $.40 per ballot. The difference in the estimate? $2.2 million. And in California the SoS has announced that ES&S is not cooperating in her "top-to-bottom" review of the state's voting systems. It seems that ES&S has refused to turn-over their source code for review. ...
  • NAtional: Panel Faces Partisanship Allegations LINK
  • NAtional: The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy: Privatizing Our Vote LINK
  • NAtional: Framing Computerized Voting LINK
  • CA: Unprecedented: CA SoS Pulls Voting Machine Co. Source Code Out of Escrow LINK
  • CA: Nevada County - Officials expect to meet voting machine deadline LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Deplorable delay in District 13 GAO should seek the truth, but Jennings should concede LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - County backs off ballot revolt as elections chief chops cost LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County elections chief blasted for overestimating ballot costs LINK
  • GA: State Election Board balks at paper backups mandate LINK
  • NY: Legislature fails to agree on vote machine date LINK
  • NY: Citizens 1, Microsoft 0 New Yorkers win Round One in fight for source code protections LINK
  • TX: Cameron County - Hernandez doubts electronic balloting system Mayoral runoff recount tentatively set for Saturday LINK
  • WA: King County - Reckless Plan: Can Diebold Count Mail Ballots? [Updated] LINK
  • United Kingdom: Many hidden returns LINK
  • United Kingdom: May 2007 UK e-voting pilots riddled with flaws LINK
  • United Kingdom: E-vote 'threat' to UK democracy LINK
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