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'Daily Voting News' For January 29, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Liberty voting systems is not able to take NO! for an answer. Liberty is the company that sold hundreds of thousands of Euros worth of voting machines to Ireland only so those machines could be found to be insecure and to have them stored since delivery in warehouses across the country; and the company whose voting machines have been banned in its home country of Holland. Last week the New York State Board of Elections chose not to allow the use of any DRE voting machines for persons with disabilities thus leaving Liberty with no where to sell their machines. Yesterday Liberty decided they would ignore the decision and turn to the courts so they filed a temporary restraining order in an attempt to get the courts to change the decision made by the state. Last night the court found against the company and refused to issue an immediate restraining order. A further proceeding will now take place on Thursday. The utter gall of this company that sells voting machines that can't be used in its home country and that are gathering dust in Ireland is amazing.

There will be a report, in this space, on the Florida primary tomorrow....

  • NAtional: In Too Many Elections, Voters Remain 'Uncounted,' Miscounted or Denied the Right to Vote, As Filmmaker David Earnhardt Shows Us LINK
  • NAtional: Voting with (Little) Confidence Experts say that when it comes to voting machines, usability issues should be as much of a concern as security. LINK
  • NAtional: Are states ready for the 2008 election? LINK
  • NAtional: BuzzFlash Interview with 'Uncounted' Filmmaker, David Earnhardt PLUS: Why Machine-Printed Ballots and So-Called 'Paper Trails' are ALWAYS a No-Go if You Wish to Have Verifiable Elections... LINK
  • NAtional: Q&A: "There Is Such a Thing as Technology Overkill" Interview with Dr. Avi Rubin, expert on e-voting LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Ballots online: Can do but may be forbidden LINK
  • CA: Instant Runoff Voting Delayed LINK
  • CA: Sonoma County - Problems with mail-in ballots LINK
  • CA: Sutter County - It will be voters' choice LINK
  • CO: Johnson urges letter to Ritter Lawmaker criticizes paper ballot proposal LINK
  • CT: Connecticut: Bysiewicz Prepared To Eliminate Manual Recoun LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Change primary system LINK
  • FL: Touch-screen mysteries LINK
  • FL: Some problems crop up in Florida vote LINK
  • FL: Election chiefs warned about voting 'glitch' LINK
  • FL: Voting glitches reported in Florida LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Federal monitors will watch over polling sites LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Florida Voting Problems LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough Hires PR Firm To Explain New Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: Martin County - Voting going smoothly as election day begins LINK
  • FL: Miami-Dade County - Glitches blemish S. Fla. voting LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Notable glitches mar otherwise smooth voting in Palm Beach County LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Voting underway; with a disruption in Kings Pointe LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Rush Limbaugh has trouble voting LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Problems with new voting machines reported in two precincts LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Problems with voting machines; reaction mixed on tax amendment LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Canvassing board orders another count of early ballots LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Voters Report Problems In Florida LINK
  • IA: Area voting machines fine with state LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Special election ballots to be tallied at central site Clerk defends plan to eliminate scanners at polls after GOP expresses concern LINK
  • MN: Columnist - Nick Coleman: Every vote counts - unless, of course, it doesn't LINK
  • NY: They're Baaaack... DRE Vendor Demands Court Restraining Order LINK
  • NY: Next challenge for New York: Run better elections than New Hampshire LINK
  • NY: Editorial: New York closer to better voting machines LINK
  • NY: Monroe County Has to Move Fast on Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Tompkins County - Elections board picks optical scan machine LINK
  • OH: If It's Broke; Don't Fix It LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - ACLU asks federal court to block paper ballots in Ohio county LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - ACLU wants to keep Cuyahoga from using new voting system for primary LINK
  • OH: Lucas County - Ohio will review complaints about elections board LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Voters association says paper ballots best for primary LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - No worries over voting machine challenge LINK
  • VA: Lawmakers wonder if state election laws are tough enough LINK
  • Germany: Security of Voting Machine in German State Election Questioned LINK
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