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Daily Voting News For December 21, 2007

Daily Voting News For December 21, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Just in late this afternoon, a typical-bad-news-on-a-late-Friday-after-the-news-week-is-complete, is the news that Secretary of State Brunner has ignored the statements of every person who spoke before the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. She has decided that the county must change voting systems and voting system vendors before the primary election which is March 4 with early voting beginning in a little over a month. ES&S will be given the contract.

Two more states have begun to look at the results of testing of voting systems and they are answering questions of the media. In both cases, Nevada and Louisiana election officials told the same story. Yes, they use the same machines and the machines have the same problems BUT they have administrative methods that make the findings from Ohio and Colorado inconsequential. Of course, both states have the same, or nearly the same, administrative methods as both Ohio and Colorado and the methods described in the media would not have any impact on the insecure, inaccurate and inaccessible voting systems in use.

Speaking of inaccessibility of voting systems; why has no one yet stood-up and reminded these states that their reports say the machines do not meet HAVA requirements? Why is this being ignored? ...

  • NAtional: Electronic Voting Equipment Records a Vote of 'No Confidence' LINK
  • National: Voting Rights Activists Win Big Cases in Florida and Arizona LINK
  • National: Diebold under Justice Department scrutiny, too LINK
  • National: Diebold Now Also Under DoJ Investigation as Stock Price Hits FIVE-YEAR Low! Once-Great, Now-Disgraced American Company Also Facing SEC Probe, Lawsuits, Upcoming 2008 Election Meltdowns LINK
  • Alaska: Vote count for 2004 general election will stand SYSTEM CRITICIZED: Division of Elections must pay attorney fees. LINK
  • California: Kern County - Kern considers lawsuit against state official LINK
  • California: Marin County - Women urge hand-count double-check of county ballots LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Chip disappearance prompts sparks LINK
  • California: Solano County - Kondylis wants probe of mayoral tallies LINK
  • Colorado: Clerks plead for all-mail vote LINK
  • Colorado: Party Chair Questions Coffman’s Ability to Lead Elections LINK
  • Colorado: Political firm boss denies any conflict Phase Line-Coffman link prompts call for resignation LINK
  • Colorado: Coffman caught in conflict over lobbying firm LINK
  • Colorado: Arapahoe County - Doty responds to decertification of voting machine LINK
  • Colorado: Park County voting machines need upgrades Machines will be ready for August primary, says Park County clerk and recorder LINK
  • Colorado: Pitkin County voting machines on track Local voting machines immune to statewide security problems LINK
  • Colorado: Pueblo County – Editorial - Double whammy LINK
  • Colorado: Pueblo County - Will Pueblo have legal voting machines in time for the next election? LINK
  • Colorado: Weld County - Weld voting machines remain certified despite state-wide concerns LINK
  • Indiana: Porter County - Versau likes voting machines, not election results LINK
  • Louisiana: Colorado voting machine decision being reviewed in La. LINK
  • Michigan: Feds review Warren elections City is one of five in Michigan undergoing audit of election spending, equipment security LINK
  • Minnesota: Instant runoff voting has its first hurdle - a lawsuit A citizens group filed suit to stop instant runoff voting in Minneapolis. The group says the ranking system is too confusing. LINK
  • Nevada: I-Team: Voting Machines Used in Nevada Deemed Unreliable in Colorado LINK
  • New York: Federal Judge Sets Voting Machine Deadline LINK
  • New York: Judge Orders Voting Machine Deadline LINK
  • New York: N.Y. ordered to comply on election law Judge gives state deadline for voting machines plan LINK
  • New York: Judge gives N.Y. 14 days to devise plan to comply with voting law LINK
  • New York: Oneida County Board of Legislators urge state to comply to voting machine updates LINK
  • Ohio: WHAT the HE DOUBEL HOCKEY STICKS is going on in OHIO? LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Resolve Voting Issues Quickly LINK
  • Ohio: Athens County - Voting machine issues to have little effect in county LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio County Split on New Voting System LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of State Brunner expected to order Cuyahoga County to buy optical scanners LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Conflict in Cuyahoga LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of state breaks tie, votes to scrap Cuyahoga machines LINK
  • Ohio: Official To Issue Decision For BOE To Overhaul Voting System LINK
  • Virginia: Virginia: Election Advocates Urge New Security Measures 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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