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Daily Voting News For April 9, 2008

Daily Voting News For April 9, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Newspapers in New Jersey are reporting that Sequoia has gone to court in an attempt to quash the subpoenas of voting machines from six counties. One has to wonder what Sequoia has to hide. They claim to have sent the system used in New Jersey to Wyle Labs to be inspected. They also claim that Wyle is independent however, Sequoia is paying for the inspection and Wyle has in their best interest to not find any problems because they previously tested this voting system and allowed it to be qualified by NASED. If they find any problems Wyle would open themselves up to the question of why did they not find that problem when they ITA tested the system a couple years ago?

Diebold/Premier has responded to the Butler Co Ohio 105 lost votes by claiming there was an “anomaly” and that it had never happened before. Hopefully an investigation into this problem will give us the facts. Of course, Diebold/Premier may do the same as Sequoia and try to hide those facts from the voters....

  • NAtional: Groups Step Up Efforts to Avert Voting Mishaps LINK
  • National: Lessons learned so far from the 2008 primaries and caucuses LINK
  • National: Dallas voters complaints heard in Congress LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Optical-scan voting goes smoothly in Plant City LINK
  • Indiana: Ind. counties see jump in voter registration LINK
  • Kentucky: Madison County - Paper or computer? LINK
  • New Jersey: Voting machines ordered turned in Discrepancies found in 6 counties' tallies LINK
  • New Jersey: Voting machine maker is fighting plans for test LINK
  • Ohio: Butler Co. votes not counted Computer cards for 105 ballots didn't upload correctly LINK
  • Ohio: Miami County voluntarily has voting machine results audited Elections officials and reps from both parties count ballots by hand. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Allegheny County voting machines tuned up LINK
  • South Carolina: Orangeburg County - Santee checks registration via computer LINK
  • Texas: Fort Bend County - County considers scan voting machines LINK
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