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Daily Voting News For December 18-19, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 18, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

If there was ever any reluctance to point a finger at Sequoia Voting for the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters in Denver Colorado last month then the time to admit the failure is now. A recently released by city-officials 32-page report found enough blame for county and state officials but pointed the finger squarely at Sequoia. The report blasted Sequoia for “decidedly subprofessional architecture and construction” work on the ePollBook software. “The ePollBook is a poorly designed and fundamentally flawed application that demonstrates little familiarity with basic tenets of Web development,” consultants Fred Hessler and Matt Smith wrote. Is there any reason at all to believe that their voting machine software is any better?...

  • National: Opinion - Coalition Paper Ballot Call Spares Vote Villains LINK
  • Colorado: Denver County - Software Blamed for Voting Woes
    Report says design flaws, lack of tests on new app led to delays in Denver LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - If touch screens work, open 'brain' and prove it LINK


  • Florida: Miami-Dade County - Miami Dade Election Reform Coalition Issues Position Paper on Florida Voting Systems LINK
  • Florida: Miami-Dade County - 2007 Position Paper on Florida Voting Systems LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - 1,000 Rally for Revote in Sarasota County FL-13 Race LINK
  • Georgia: The Cox legacy: Who "owns" our votes? LINK
  • Missouri: Boone County - Unauthorized spending miffs commissioner LINK
  • Utah: High-tech voting comes with big price tag LINK
  • Vermont: Recount in auditor’s race complete, Democrat now in lead 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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Daily Voting News For December 19, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

All US citizens who have not been otherwise disqualified, have the right to vote for President? Not if you live in the US Virgin Islands. They are citizens but residents have no right to vote for President. / "If you needed any more evidence to counter the argument that it would be "too expensive" to dump all the shitty, unreliable, inaccurate, hackable, disenfranchising touch-screen (DRE) voting systems in favor of paper ballots, just take a look at Utah. They're the state which pushed out heroic 23-year Emery County Election Clerk Bruce Funk because he had the temerity to allow independent computer security experts to test the Diebold touch-screen systems the state was forcing him to use. (The experts found massive security flaws described as "the most serious" ever discovered)."...


  • NAtional: Comparing Testing Costs of DRE and Paper Ballot Systems LINK
  • California: Riverside County – Opinion - Is electronic voting safe and secure? LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Election dispute continues in court today LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - MoveOn Calls for New Election in Florida Voting Machine Meltdown LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State audit says voting machines worked in Buchanan-Jennings election LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings camp expert testifies on first day of election suit hearing LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Cunningham says much work needed before '08 election LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Lasater wins recount by 10 votes
    Her opponent wanted to throw out thousands of ballots, but a judge found no fraud, tampering or misconduct. LINK
  • North Carolina: Person County - Person OKs $160K for new elections building LINK
  • Utah: Election Costs Doubled in Utah Due to Use of Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Systems LINK
  • Vermont: Unofficially, it's Salmon LINK
  • US Virgin Islands - After six year delay the denial of voting rights of U.S. citizens in the Virgin Islands to be heard by appellate court 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.**

John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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