February 7, 2009
a collection of local, state, national and international articles on electronic voting and election issues
::::::::Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
"...he didn't see anything wrong with asking to work for Premier Elections Solutions, despite still managing a public office that owed the company $2.2 million." So claimed Buddy Johnson the former Supervisor of Elections of Hillsborough Co. Florida and often mentioned in this space. Also being reported, "Johnson spent about $2.5 million in federal grants on "voter education," including TV spots, radio ads, mass mailings and print pieces that featured his name and image prominently in the heat of a tight campaign." As I recall Johnson ended-up spending just a fraction of his campaign funds as compared to the newly elected SOE Phyllis Busansky....
National: More on Access to Alcohol Breath Tester Source Code LINK National: EAC Certifies MicroVote EMS 4.0 Voting System LINK FL: Hillsborough County - Buddy Johnson asked vendor for job while he was Hillsborough elections supervisor LINK FL: Hillsborough County - Buddy Johnson under fire, says he is being treated unfairly LINK FL: Hillsborough County - Johnson Asked Voting Machine Company For Job LINK FL: Hillsborough County - Openness arrives at Hillsborough County elections office LINK IL: Chicago - Politics ain't beanbag, and ballot bumping proves it LINK MI: Detroit - Council questions Kilpatrick donor's contracts Attorney William A. Phillips owns a company that works on Detroit's electronic voting equipment. LINK MN: Franken asks high court to order election certificate LINK MN: In Senate recount, suddenly geography is crucial LINK MS: Lawmakers still mired in 'toxic' voter ID debate LINK NJ: Assembly suspends mandate for voting-booth paper trails LINK NY: Genesee County - Editorial: Certified voting mess County election commissioners have hands full LINK TN: State to research cost of paper ballots LINK WA: King County Editorial - Voters pick a pro for better elections 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**
John is the Executive Director of VotersUnite.Org