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Daily Voting News For April 11, 2008

Daily Voting News For April 11, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

It appears that Sequoia Voting has misrepresented the facts to their customers in Pennsylvania and those customers and the media have gone along with the tales. Sequoia has told election officials in Montgomery Co that the recently reported problems with their voting machines in New Jersey are simply a poll worker problem wherein the poll worker pushed the wrong buttons. That excuse has been roundly and soundly questioned by New Jersey election officials and it does not pass the sanity test. Sequoia has now admitted to installing a “software adjustment” and a “panel” to preclude a poll worker from pushing the wrong buttons. The first question is how did Sequoia make these adjustments to hardware and software without getting them tested and certified by either the state or federal certifiers? The second question is, if the problem can be fixed as Sequoia claims then why are they spending tens of thousands of dollars; money they can use to keep themselves from being swallowed up by Hart Intercivic; for a test lab to check their source code to find what the problem was in New Jersey? Or are they really paying to have that inspection done at all? ...

  • NAtional: U.S. Presidential Election Can Be Hacked LINK
  • National: Researchers tell voting firms, time for a truce LINK
  • National: Computer Scientists: '2008 U.S. Presidential Election Can Be Hacked' LINK
  • National: U.Va. Scholar Traces Voting Technology Controversy to the 1890s LINK
  • National: Joyner Testifies on Voting Irregularities Before Congress LINK
  • National: Fighting for the Franchise LINK
  • Ohio: What's Really The Problem Here? (aka "The 'new' GEMS problem" or "The Butler County, OH 'lost votes' in March primary problem LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Bracing for primary's torrent LINK
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