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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