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Daily Voting News For April 17, 2007

Daily Voting News For April 17, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In a “Wired News” article today, Kim Zetter reports in part, “Symptoms consistent with a known software flaw in a popular electronic voting machine surfaced widely in a controversial election in Sarasota County, Florida, last November, despite county officials' claims that a bug played no role in the election results, according to documents obtained by Wired News.

“Activists say the flaw might have contributed to the high number of lost or uncast votes in a now-contested congressional race.

“Incident reports from the election reveal Sarasota County poll workers from at least 19 precincts contacted technicians and election officials to report touch-screen sensitivity problems with the I-Votronic voting machine. In those incidents, voters were forced to press the screen harder and repeatedly to register a vote. The complaints mirror the symptoms of a bug that the machine's maker, Election Systems & Software, revealed prior to the election in a warning unheeded by the county.”...

  • NAtional: Teepen: GOP cries of voter fraud are a shameless lie LINK
  • National: Voting Machines Vulnerable to "Serious" Vote-Flipping Attack LINK
  • National: Statement by EAC Commissioner Hillman Regarding Release of Voter Fraud Consultant Report LINK
  • California: Riverside County – Columnist - No time to be 'Blaise' about voting LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Cuyahoga County Ohio elections official Michael Vu Just Hired on in San Diego, California (& Comparing voter fraud with election fraud) LINK
  • Florida: Senate ties early primary to voting machines with paper trails LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - House to begin probe into Fla. election LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Florida-13 task force to hold first meeting today LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Task Force Briefed on Contested Florida 13 House Race LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Docs Point to E-Voting Bug in Contested Race LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Docs from Florida Election Describe Problems with Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Bye bye to Cleveland GOP Election Chair Bob "Ballots for Bush" Bennett LINK
  • France - Protesters sue to stop use of French e-voting machines LINK
  • Netherlands - Dutch government vows revamp of computer voting machine policy after critical report LINK

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