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Daily Voting News For December 6, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 6, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

A county supervisor in Riverside Co. California has opened his mouth and may regret it. He has challenged the local advocacy group, SaveRVote, to bring in a computer expert and hack their Sequoia voting machines. They say it can't be done and are challenging someone to come in and prove them wrong. Any takers? / Recently EAC Commissioner Donnetta Davidson spoke before the "Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections". Witnesses to that speech have reported that Ms. Davidson expressed concern that Democrats won control of the Senate in the recent election. Her concern? She stated that she had promises from Republicans in the Senate that legislation requiring a voter verified paper audit trail and audits would never come to the floor. Ms. Davidson's statements seem to be neither independent nor bipartisan and show a willingness to play politics rather than work for the good of the voter....

  • National: Opinion - The Election Is in the Mail LINK
  • National: Panel Backs Guideline Favoring Voting-Machine Verification LINK
  • National: Electronic voting panel passes proposal LINK
  • National: Federal Election Panel Supports NISTs Recommendations LINK
  • National: Panel changes direction on e-voting audit trail LINK
  • National: Electronic Treason LINK
  • California: Napa County - Shaver asks for recount
    AmCan City Council results in question LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Group presents analysis of county voting problems
    ELECTION: A supervisor challenges Save R Vote to find a person who can hack the system. LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Supervisors give OK on election LINK
  • Colorado: Montrose County - County appoints five to election committee LINK
  • Delaware: Do you vote? If so, did it count? LINK
  • Florida: ACLU of Florida Calls for Voter-Verified Paper Trail LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State says voting machine test variations due to human error LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Experts say faulty ballot design in Sarasota cost Jennings win LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Human Error Blamed in Vote Test LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County looks at how to improve voting LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Election hotline a success, even if election wasn't LINK
  • Maryland: Politicos: MD will switch to paper audit systems in ‘08 LINK
  • New York: Security of newer voting machines questioned LINK
  • Texas: Opinion - Get It On Paper: Electronic voting machines need backup LINK
  • VEnezuela: Smartmatic's Electronic Voting Technology Near Perfect in Venezuelan Presidential Election 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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