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Daily Voting News For November 17, 2007

Daily Voting News For November 17, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

New Mexico county taxpayers are being plundered by ES&S for maintenance and software contracts. Roosevelt Co. paid $3,500 in the past for software upgrades and they have $500 budgeted for maintenance this year. ES&S wants $15,075 for next year. The county has only 54 optical-scan machines. These money hungry, arrogant vendors will continue raping the tax payer until we finally stand-up and tell them we will not take it any more. Now is that time. New Mexico needs to run ES&S out of the state on a rail. Why can´t the state do its own maintenance? Why can´t they upgrade their own software and do their own ballot programming? Oklahoma does it all themselves and we hear very little about problems in the Sooner State. The vendors are NOT mandatory to states running successful elections. In fact, they are a detriment. ...

  • NAtional: In November 2006, Two Machines 'Smoked' - Only One Was Recalled LINK
  • California: Rancho Mirage agrees to hire private election firm LINK
  • California: San Mateo County Elections Office to Begin 1% Manual Recount LINK
  • California: Santa Barbara County - Arbor Petitioners Allegedly Violate CA Election Code LINK
  • Colorado: Decision on voting machines set next month LINK
  • Colorado: All-mail vote in '08 concerns Coffman Voters could be vulnerable, he tells lawmakers LINK
  • Connecticut: Opinion - Voters have reason to gripe LINK
  • Connecticut: Fairfield County - State officials to assess new scan voting process LINK
  • Massachusetts: Opinion - Chads? What chads? Why prolong the recount agony in Worcester? LINK
  • Montana: Montana Needs Tighter Election Scrutiny LINK
  • North Carolina: Clayton - Atchison, Lawter request new election LINK
  • New Mexico: Voting machines cause of concern LINK
  • Texas: Harris County - With Witnesses in Room, Houston Election Officials Alter Vote Tallies in Last Week's Elections LINK
  • Virginia: ACLU seeks Va. voter ID material 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 Co-Director and Information Manager VotersUnite.Org http://www.votersunite.org

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