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Daily Voting News For August 23, 2006

Daily Voting News For August 23, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

ES&S denies any wrong-doing for it's failures in Indiana while agreeing to pay $245,000 to the state and provide other services such as training through 2007. Total cost to ES&S $753,130. Sounds to me like they are admitting they were wrong. / Cuyahoga Co. Ohio paid $342,000 for an investigation into the failures of their May primary. The report from the investigators, ESI, is scathing and shows an error riddled, difficult to administer voting system (Diebold TSx). The county didn't hear what they wanted to hear so they are now joining with Diebold to attack ESI. / Teton Co. Wyoming reported a ballot programming error. Another ES&S failure. / Diebold machines failed in Alaska requiring hand counting and manual uploading of results....

  • National: Americans Concerned About Election Transparency and Security LINK
  • National: ZOGBY: 92% of Americans Oppose Secret Vote Counting Machines LINK
  • National: Ray Martinez, Former EAC Vice Chairman Joins Overseas Vote Foundation LINK
  • National: Roy Saltman Writes New Paper On Voting Integrity LINK
    AK: Problems with touchscreen machines slow vote count (Diebold) LINK
    CA: Nevada County - County to lease Diebold voting machines LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Secrecy a problem in politics, elections LINK
  • California: San Mateo County – Editorial - An accurate count will require strong controls LINK
  • California: San Mateo County – Opinion - A skeptic's approach to e-voting. With a mandate to upgrade its voting machines, San Mateo County reluctantly goes high-tech LINK
  • Connecticut: Officials Get Look At Vote Scanners (Diebold) LINK
  • Florida: Martin County - Early voting 'running smoothly' in Martin County LINK
  • Illinois: Voter ID law to be introduced in Illinois LINK
  • Indiana: Company to pay for election problems. Nebraska-based firm also will provide extra support and training for fall voting LINK
  • Indiana: Settlement ends voting investigation LINK
  • Indiana: Porter County - Rokita announces settlement with voting machine provider. County to receive $13,050 in instructional materials LINK
  • Massachusetts: Write-in candidates face tougher time on paper ballots LINK
  • Nevada: Lyon County - Clerk says she didn’t hear of any major voting problems despite the rumors LINK
  • New York: A New Way To Vote (Avante) LINK
  • Ohio: Candidate seeks audit of voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - The Real Threat. A Deeper Look at ESI’s Report of the Discrepancy-Ridden Vote Counts In Diebold Touchscreen Voting Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - ESI Report Bastardized By Anti-VVPAT Pundits LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Voting machines pass review LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Seniors will be taught how to use voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Franklin County - Our view: Voting machines must be reliable LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - County to buy used voting machines (Hart Intercivic) LINK
  • Wisconsin: Clerks set to meet voter list mandate. Computer database to be in place for September primary LINK
  • Wyoming: State reports few problems with new voting machines LINK
  • Wyoming: Teton County - County “recalculates” election results (ES&S) 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 Scoop.**

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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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