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Daily Voting News For June 9, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 9, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Election officials in Pinellas Co. Florida were probably very surprised when they inspected their voting machines for malware and found that even though their system is not connected to the internet two bugs, known as Flush.G and W32.SillyDC, were present. There goes the excuse that “our system can’t be hacked (attacked) because it isn’t hooked-up to the internet” excuse.

San Bernardino Co California has discovered a ‘bug’ in their central tabulator, known by Sequoia Voting, that does not correctly count the number of precincts.

The ES&S system used in Curry Co New Mexico seems to have a ‘glitch’. Precinct totals in an early voting location were counted more than once.

One voter went to the polls in Los Angeles Co California and used the accessible voting system only to find that the system “flipped” his votes in four separate races. ...

  • NAtional: Opinion - A return to paper ballots in the U.S.? Not so fast LINK
  • National: Voting Rights Advocates Say America Is Unprepared For Massive Turnout Nov. 4 LINK
  • National: Exposing the GOP’s Voter Suppression Campaign LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - My Votes, Four of Them, Were Flipped Yesterday Before My Very Eyes LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Low turnout, slow count on election LINK
  • California: San Bernardino County - Software glitch led to precinct, vote uncertainty in SB County LINK
  • California: San Bernardino County - Scanners help with quick election results LINK
  • California: Unforeseen errors complicate Santa Cruz County vote counting LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Bugs removed from Pinellas vote tabulation system LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Malicious Viruses Discovered on FL Vote Tabulation System LINK
  • Indiana: Randolph County - State doesn't want to pay for Randolph voting machines LINK
  • Indiana: Randolph County - Voting machines cost Randolph County LINK
  • Mississippi: Voter ID a must to maintain public’s trust in electoral process LINK
  • New Jersey: Monmouth County - Delays reported in recording election results LINK
  • New Mexico: Curry County clerk: 'We have a problem' LINK
  • New Mexico: Curry County - Software glitch found, election results released LINK
  • Ohio: Will Ohio Have Another Problematic Presidential Election? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Schuylkill County - Schuylkill risks losing money LINK
  • Texas: Fort Bend County – Revolving Door
    Voting Machine Company Salesman Becomes Election Director in Texas 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

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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