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Daily Voting News For October 31, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 31, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

"Voice of the Voters" 1360AM OR on the Internet at WNJC or click from our website; Wed. evenings at 8PM EST. Avi Rubin will be tomorrow evening's guest. / ""They erroneously assumed these machines are like computers," Bear said of the computer scientists and hackers who claim they've cracked voting-machine codes. "They are only plugged into the wall for power; they are not computers [and] they're not plugged into the Internet. A lot of these 'security experts' that have passed judgment don't have an appreciation for the environment we're operating in. They're saying these are how these things would operate in a computer/Internet world, but we're not in a computer/Internet voting scenario." According to Bear, before elections the machines are kept behind a locked door with a secure piece of tape covering the slot where the memory card is inserted." / And while David Bear is perfecting his stand-up act UConn has done a full study with a Diebold Optical-scan machine and the results are just as scathing as the Princeton study of the TS DRE."target="_blank">LINK...

  • National: UConn VoTeR center report: Diebold AV-OS is vulnerable to serious attacks LINK
  • National: Blog Insights: Internet voting is inevitable LINK
  • National: E-Mail Voting Comes With Risks
    Pentagon Warned on Security Issues for Overseas Ballots LINK
  • National: Cybersecurity expert [Eugene Spafford] says nationwide use of computerized voting poses risk LINK
  • National: Smartmatic Corp. denies any ties to Chávez LINK
  • National: Voting Machine Company Submits to Inquiry LINK
  • National: How Safe Is Your Vote? 'Make Sure No One Steals Elections,' Kennedy Says LINK
  • National: Attention, Voters: Have Your ID Ready LINK
  • National: Diebold's screens need closer look LINK
  • National: Trust, But No Way to Verify? LINK
  • National: Avi Rubin - Voting: Low-Tech Is the Answer LINK
  • National: Possible problems loom for election day LINK
  • National: Opinion – Sen. Chris Dodd - Before you vote, know your rights LINK
  • National: Does e-voting need paper trails? LINK
  • National: E-voting worries again surface before elections LINK
  • National: Hispanic, Asian, Native Citizens Face Voting Barriers LINK
  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs:'It's About Time' LINK
  • National: Diebold Vs. HBO LINK
  • National: Diebold Press Release: HBO Documentary Riddled With Errors and Slipshod Reporting LINK
  • National: Activists Gear Up for Expected Problems at the Polls on Election Day LINK
  • National: Fact Sheet: Protecting Voting Rights and Prosecuting Voter Fraud LINK
  • National: No penalty for voting systems lapse LINK
  • Alabama: Officials change locks to secure voting machines LINK
  • California: Ventura County - Voters facing new problems in mix-up LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County GOP sues elections officials LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Denver Audit Criticizes Denver Election Commission LINK
  • Colorado: Denver – Opinion - Staying away from the polls doesn’t mean not voting LINK
  • Connecticut: Report: Optical scan machines can be compromised LINK
  • Connecticut: Greenwich - Couple still neither here nor there LINK
  • Florida: Exactly who is running the new voting machines? LINK
  • Florida: Florida Diebold machines help you pick the right candidate LINK
  • Florida: Electronic voting was easy enough … so why do I feel uneasy? LINK
  • Florida: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties – Opinion - Test run for voting
    Our Opinion: Cooperation Required To Reduce Election Mistakes LINK
  • Georgia: 866-OUR-VOTE Program Gets Ready LINK
  • Hawaii: Repeat of election problems possible
    The state says it has resolved glitches from the primary LINK
  • Illinois: Tazewell County - New e-mail gives hints about hacking voting systems LINK
  • Kentucky: Clark County - Ballot delivery questioned in Clark LINK
  • Maryland: Doubts persist on voting machines LINK
  • Maryland: Settlement Reached to Protect Maryland Voter Applicants from Record Matching Errors LINK
  • Maryland: Voting system will be put to test LINK
  • Maryland: Record Number Seek Absentee Ballots
    Delivery Delays Feared; Primary's Machine Problems Still on Voters' Minds LINK
  • Maryland: Voters Report Absentee Ballot Shortages, Errors LINK
  • Maryland: As Cox casts her absentee ballot, problems persist LINK
  • Maryland: Lawyers rev up for post-election court battles LINK
  • Maryland: New Technology, Human Error Puts Elections Under Microscope LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Montgomery elections board has already taken steps to remedy problems that plagued Sept. 12 primary, an auditor’s report says LINK
  • Maryland: Somerset County - County may wait on absentees LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota officials aren't fretting about new voting technology LINK
  • Minnesota: Vote yes for instant runoff LINK
  • Missouri: Concerns on ballot systems intensify LINK
  • Nebraska: Neb. Precinct Will Vote Through the Mail LINK
  • New Jersey: Organizations to help with voter problems on Election Day LINK
  • New Mexico: Changes unlikely in election count LINK
  • New York: A Call For Votes That Count LINK
  • New York: More state delay possible on new voting machines LINK
  • New York: Otsego County - Forum set on voting devices LINK
  • Ohio: Military ID may pose hurdle at voting booth
    Ohio law now requires an ID with address for voters, but military IDs do not contain addresses. LINK
  • Ohio: The unknown voter
    Dueling judges, patchwork of ID requirements around Ohio leave everyone in the dark as time for clarification runs out LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Election Portends Trouble LINK
  • Ohio: Tuscarawas County - Election board worried about absentee ballots LINK
  • Oklahoma: Voter distrust a factor LINK
  • Tennessee: Early voting totals up 45 percent versus 2002 LINK
  • Tennessee: New machine makes voting easier LINK
  • Texas: Bexar County - S.A. incident spotlights electronic voting debate LINK
  • Texas: Denton County - Snafu briefly halts electronic voting in Denton County LINK
  • Texas: Jefferson County - MESS WITH TEXAS CON'T: Votes Hopping from Democrat to Republican Now Reported in Jefferson County, TX! LINK
  • Texas: Tarrant County - Electronic voting concerns persist LINK
  • Texas: Tarrant County - Democrats sue over lack of paper trail for ballots LINK
  • Utah: Touch-screen voting a walk in the park LINK
  • Virginia: Paper Trail Sought for Voting Machines LINK
  • Washington: Snail mail at polls: Not the best policy LINK
  • West Virginia: Editorial - Don’t Believe Critics Of Voting Machines 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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