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'Daily Voting News' For November 20, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The city of San Francisco filed their lawsuit against ES&S today. The city charges the vendor with a panoply of misdeeds including fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and multiple violations of California's Elections Code, False Claims Act and Unfair Competition Law. In a press release concerning this lawsuit the City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, had this to say, "San Francisco's experience with ES&S raises extremely troubling questions, not simply about the integrity of this company's technology, but about the integrity of this company itself," said Herrera. "There can be no more important duty in a representative democracy than to conduct elections, and it is a travesty to see that duty so flagrantly undermined by the fraudulent conduct of an election systems vendor. This is an injustice that cries out for a strong response, and I intend to aggressively litigate the City's interests under our contract and under the law." This lawsuit is on top of the suit filed yesterday by the state against ES&S for nearly $15M.

Diebold's memory card failures have happened in Connecticut as well as in Florida. How many more states will have the same problems?...

  • NAtional: Provisional Ballot Problems Widely Reported in 2006, New Report Finds; Administrative Errors, Poor Training, Voter Roll Problems Urged to Be Fixed Before Election 2008 LINK
  • CA: Bowen seeks nearly $15 million from voting machine company LINK
  • CA: E-Vote: Secretary of State Sues Company Over Sale of Unauthorized Voting Equipment to California Counties LINK
  • CA: Bowen Sues Over Voting Machines LINK
  • CA: California suing Nebraska voting machine maker for $15 million LINK
  • CA: State sues over voting equipment Lawsuit alleges 972 uncertified machines were sold for use in five counties LINK
  • CA: Suit claims voting units illegally sold LINK
  • CA: California sues voting machine maker LINK
  • CA: Calif. secretary of state sues e-voting vendor over hardware changes The state believes design mods mean devices must be recertified LINK
  • CA: Voting machine maker sued by Secretary of State LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - County wants state OK for vote-count system LINK
  • CA: "Extremely troubling questions" Herrera sues voting systems company LINK
  • CA: San Francisco sues voting machine vendor LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - S.F. sues voting-machine vendor LINK
  • CT: Diebold Optical-Scan Failures Reported in Florida May be Affecting Connecticut As Well LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Florida's newest ballot issue LINK
  • GA: Clayton County - Transgender candidate misled voters, suit alleges City clerk is also accused of tampering with vote machines LINK
  • MT: Flathead County - Hand Count Shows McGrew and Askew Even Whitefish Council a Tie LINK
  • NH: Town clerks await primary date; Delay affects ballots, budgets and poll workers LINK
  • NY: Premature switch Green against federal voting machine change LINK
  • WA: King County - All-mail elections could face a delay LINK
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