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Daily Voting News For November 26, 2007

Daily Voting News For November 26, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today the Government Accountability Office (GAO) began two weeks of testing 125 voting machines used in Sarasota Co Florida in the CD-13 race a year ago. These are supposed to be the same machines that lost over 18,000 votes. What if they find no problems with the machines? What if they find the machines were the cause?

Marin Co California has admitted that only 17 ballots have been cast in the past two county wide elections on their 130 AutoMark voting machines that they purchased for the use of voters with disabilities. That works out to over $45,500 per ballot. Oklahoma paid $1M to lease a telephone voting system last year. It was used by only 50 voters. Voters with disabilities must be allowed the opportunity to vote in privacy. We cannot go back to the days when they had to ask for someone to mark their ballot for them. However, some common sense has to be added to the mix. Why are states not going low-tech? There are options available. ...

  • NAtional: Voting Machine Mess Can't Just Be Fixed by Congressional Bills LINK
  • Arkansas: Faulkner County - Technology, more sites may make for shorter voting lines LINK
  • California: Mail-in ballots shaping plans of campaigns LINK
  • California: Testers for CA Secretary of State Find LA County's ES&S E-Voting System Vulnerable to Hacking, Fraud and Manipulation LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - L.A. County vote system vulnerable to hackers LINK
  • California: Marin County - $45,588 Per E-Vote for Disabled Voters in Marin County, California LINK
  • California: Marin County - One California county asks to use questionable voting machines anyway LINK
  • Connecticut: New Voting Machines Are Put to the Test LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County – Editorial - Seek bids on vote system LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - GAO begins testing machines LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Feds test voting machines in disputed District 13 election probe LINK
  • Massachusetts: Worcester - Recount ready to roll City Hall event could last all day LINK
  • Missouri: Voter ID: Attacking fraud leaves voters as casualties LINK
  • Mississippi: Judge holds firm on voter identification LINK
  • New York: New Yorkers: Don't buy new machines and dump the old! LINK
  • New York: New York won't meet HAVA requirements by presidential primary LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio's Brunner, SOSers File Brief to Supremes Against Indiana Voter ID Law LINK
  • Virginia: Martinsville - City Council: Special election could cost city more 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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