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Daily Voting News For November 21, 2007

Daily Voting News For November 21, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

Advanced Voting Solutions (AVS) which has sold voting machines in three Pennsylvania counties and much of the state of Virginia has finally been notified that if they do not tell the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) their plans for their voting system modifications by next Tuesday they will have all certification testing cancelled by order of the EAC. The modification was to the machines as they are used in PA so it probably won’t affect the Virginia counties. However, at least one of the PA counties, Northampton, has warned the vendor that they will be taking them to court for breach of contract among other charges. Perhaps the other two PA counties will join in this action now that it appears they will be left holding millions of dollars worth of worthless voting machines that have only been used in three elections. This is a clear indication, when teamed with lawsuits against ES&S announced by the state of California and the city of San Francisco that the tables may finally be turning against the arrogance and deceptive practices of the vendors. ...

  • NAtional: Fixing e-voting: the past, present, and future of voting technology LINK
  • California: California Sues a Voting Machine Maker Over Changes LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Supervisors approve deal for election ballots LINK
  • California: Riverside County registrar defends actions, touts 'accuracy over speed' LINK
  • California: San Francisco - S.F. lawsuit accuses Nebraska vote machine vendor of fraud LINK
  • California: San Francisco - City attorney joins secretary of state in suing voting-machine maker LINK
  • California: San Francisco - Voting Machines = Headaches LINK
  • Connecticut: First out, then in Vote recount changes results for Greenwich RTM candidate LINK
  • Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish - Denied votes won't change result 24 in lighting district weren't allowed a say LINK
  • Missouri: Will new voting system result in better security or increased tampering? LINK
  • New York: Madison County - County to U.S.: Let N.Y. fix voting system LINK
  • New York: Madison County - Supervisors want paper ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Lobbyists Hack Your Elections: The OEJC Calls for Voting Systems Recall, Return, and Refund (Part I) LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga voting system to get testing after election night delay LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - New voting system faces new delay County weighs options. AVS balks at test of its electronic machine. LINK
  • Texas: Harris County - Texas: Voting System Allows "Adjustments" 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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