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Daily Voting News For May 2, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 2, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Yesterday Cuyahoga Co announced that in preparation for a lawsuit against Diebold/Premier they were going to have their old DRE voting system inspected by Systest Labs. This is a clear conflict of interest because Systest is presently testing for EAC certification the new Premier Assure voting system. Today the news from Ohio is that Secretary of State Brunner wants to get rid of the requirement that voting systems used in Ohio must be federally tested against the voting systems standards and federally certified. She wants the state to hire a lab to do the work [is there any doubt which lab?] for the state and to the state’s standards. Today’s news was accompanied by a statement that Brunner wants to eliminate the need to have the equipment also meet federal standards for accuracy, security and reliability. What the reporter, or more likely whomever he spoke with in Brunner’s office, does not understand is that accuracy is a mandate of federal law. HAVA dictates the accuracy of voting machines; not the voluntary voting system standards....

  • NAtional: Opinion - Voting Rights Are Too Important to Leave to the States LINK
  • National: Advocates: Voter ID ruling may disenfranchise US voters LINK
  • National: Supremes ruling opens door for voter ID laws LINK
  • National: "Uncounted" Goes North by Northwest LINK
  • National: Voting Machine Company Co-Founder Killed in Small Plane Crash in Caracas LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County likely to get some new voter precincts LINK
  • Indiana: Hotline to answer Indiana voter questions LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner wants to use voting devices that feds haven't yet OK'd
    Change would require executive order from governor LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Montco will probe primary complaints
    Some voters say they were unable to cast their ballots. LINK
  • Texas: Voter ID debate reignited in Texas
    GOP buoyed by high court ruling; Democrats vow to defeat another attempt in Austin LINK
  • Virginia: Westmoreland County – Beach Tally To Be Slow 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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    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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