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Daily Voting News For April 26, 2008

Daily Voting News For April 26, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In an updated article, Brad Friedman reveals that while the Sequoia spokeswoman Michelle Shafer claims that their Intellectual Property (IP) must be protected, in fact, they don’t even own the IP used on their voting systems. It is still owned by Smartmatic of Venezuela, the previous owner of Sequoia.

Does the State Attorney’s Office that has jurisdiction in Broward Co Florida really expect us to believe that there is no conflict of interest when the county writes a no-bid contract with ES&S for $5.4M for new optical-scan machines when one of the county commissioner’s husbands works for the lobbying firm that represents ES&S? He was also the lobbyist who sold the county $18M worth of junk DREs in 2002. Are they blind or do they just think the voters are stupid?...

  • NAtional: Few states allow overseas troops to vote by e-mail LINK
  • California: Bowen: Paper ballots will remain at polls LINK
  • California: California secretary of state 'amazed' at upcoming Profile in Courage award, she says at Cabazon event LINK
  • Connecticut: ROVAC President Addresses Dead Voters - Media Remains Dead To Larger Issues LINK
  • New Jersey: NJ Judge Gives Go Ahead to Independent Review of Sequoia's Failed Touch-Screen Voting Machines [Updated] LINK
  • New Jersey: Judge allows review of voting machines with discrepancies LINK
  • New York: Otsego County - Counties buying new voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Survey on paper-trails a nuisance to some voters LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - One in 5 ballots a write-in LINK
  • Texas: Waller County - Waller vote probe testing patience at Prairie View A&M
    Attorney general began inquiry in December 2006 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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    Co-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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