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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Today California SoS Debra Bowen announced that she is suing ES&S for nearly $15M for selling uncertified voting machines to counties in the state. The total includes $9.72M for selling the 972 machines and $5M to reimburse the counties. This is the second suit announced in the past three weeks against ES&S and the third lawsuit to be announced against a voting machine vendor in that time period.

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  • NAtional: Solving the Election Crisis: Should We Consider a Constitutional Amendment? LINK
  • CA: Secretary of State Debra Bowen Sues ES&S Over Sale of Unauthorized Equipment to California Counties LINK
  • CA: Statement of Findings and Decision of the Secretary of State to Seek Relief Against Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) Regarding the Automark A200 LINK
  • CA: Voting-machine company fined millions LINK
  • CA: Calif. secretary of state to sue company over voting machines LINK
  • CO: State voting group urges paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Colorado Voter Group Wants Polling Place Elections With a Few Adjustments LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Opinion Concerned Voters Get Involved Upward from the grass roots LINK
  • LA: St. Tammany Parrish - Covington-area residents erroneously barred from tax vote LINK
  • MS: Wilkinson County - Attorney: Officials to take 5th in voting irregularities case LINK
  • NY: Opinion - Counting on Chaos at the Polls LINK
  • NY: Essex County - SPECTRUM: Voting machines raised ire both now and then New electronic election machine earns no-confidence vote (NOTE: Be sure to follow the "Read More" arrows for more of this article) LINK
  • OH: Hamilton County voting system beats Cuyahoga's in timeliness Cincinnati area's switch to optical scans brings timelier results LINK
  • PA: Northampton County to sue over voting machines Units could not be used because of testing, approval issues. LINK
  • SC: South Carolina Primary Will Use Paperless E-voting LINK
  • SD: Columnist - Kranz: not a Diebold S.D. doesn't use controversial voting machines targeted in lawsuit LINK
  • WA: King County - Certification delay could stall all-mail voting in King County LINK
  • WI: Area communities boost election budgets Municipalities try to anticipate escalating costs LINK
  • WI: Bill would increase election mandates for Wisconsin communities Proposed law requires paper records, audits 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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