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Daily Voting news For April 10, 2008

Daily Voting news For April 10, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today it was revealed that a “little fish” may devour a “bigger fish” as Hart Intercivic attempts a hostile takeover of Sequoia Voting systems. Will the Sequoia principals be able to scrape up enough money to stop Hart? Time will tell.

One of the often overlooked mandates in HAVA is an accuracy requirement. Recent problems with Sequoia Advantage machines in New Jersey and Diebold/Premier TSx DREs in Butler Co Ohio violate that mandate (federal law). And, they don’t just barely violate the law but they destroy it. In the case of Sequoia the error rate is more than 600 times as high (or 60,000%) as the maximum error rate allowable under by federal law. In Ohio the Diebold/Premier machines the error rate is between 400 to 900 times (40,000% to 90,000%) the rate allowed by federal law. ...

  • NAtional: Exclusive: Hart Intercivic Attempts Hostile Takeover of Sequoia Voting Systems LINK
  • National: Report: E-voting firms in hostile-takeover tussle LINK
  • National: House seeks early lessons from '08 voting foul-ups LINK
  • National: Improve Poll Worker Training and Get More Machines, Voting Rights Groups Tell Congress LINK
  • National: Sen. Herb Kohl: Weekend voting would ensure people are heard LINK
  • National: Veterans Department Creates Roadblocks to Voter Registration for Injured Vets LINK
  • National: Vote Counting Failures in Ohio and New Jersey Violate Federal Law, Accuracy Mandates LINK
  • National: Voter Registration Surges, But Fuels Voter Suppression Attempts In State Legislatures LINK
  • National: Expert says flawed e-voting systems need constant audits LINK
  • Colorado: Jefferson County - Voting machine opponents speak out?? LINK
  • Maryland: Committee Hears of Nightmares Originating from the Help America Vote Act LINK
  • New Jersey: New Jersey voting machines are subpoenaed for testing Something is rotten in the state of New Jersey LINK
  • Virginia: Chesterfield County - Chesterfield registrar takes blame for ballot shortage He says his handling of Feb. primary does not merit resignation 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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