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Daily Voting News For April 15, 2007

Daily Voting News For April 15, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The news from New Jersey is a bit distressing though probably not at all surprising. The Secretary of State, who just this month took over control of elections from the Attorney General, is backing Sequoia Voting Systems against concerned counties and the voters of the state. In a press release from last week and resulting news articles they have misstated the facts with regards to recent court decisions and have tried to make it appear that Princeton Professor Ed Felten rushed to judgment and made inaccurate statements. Let’s hope that Hart Intercivic will be a more ethical, honest vendor when they take over Sequoia. Any improvement is a pipe dream but it’s nice to dream occasionally....

  • NAtional: What’s Easier to Rig—the U.S. Presidential Elections or a Slot Machine? LINK
  • National: The Myth of Verified Voting: How GOP strategists & J. Abramoff transformed America's elections and the reform movement itself LINK
  • Colorado: Electronic voting machines get OK for this year, but future's iffy LINK
  • Florida: Pasco County - Is 3rd System The Charm? LINK
  • Illinois: Illinois Paper: 'The BRAD BLOG - The Little Blog That Did' LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - The Hart InterCivic Federal Fraud Complaint 'Under a Microsope' in Kane County, IL LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Fight over eSlates LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - The little blog that did For four years, has reported on voting machine problems LINK
  • Maryland: Two-party choke hold prohibits true democracy LINK
  • Mississippi: Lawmaker: Voter ID dead for session LINK
  • New Jersey: New Jersey Department of State Disputes Vote Findings LINK
  • New Jersey: N.J. voting technology in question after discrepancies in February vote LINK
  • New York: Albany County - Help at polls for disabled voters County lawmakers expected to OK $1.6 million plan to buy 210 ballot-marking machines LINK
  • New York: Orange County - Lawmakers OK $100,000 to store voting machines LINK
  • West Virginia: Kanawha County - County clerk's office bulging with bigger-than-usual ballots 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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