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Daily Voting News For August 6, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 6, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today Jennifer Brunner, the Ohio Secretary of State, announced that she has filed a counterclaim in a lawsuit with Premier(Diebold) Election Solutions. The counterclaim asks for damages, including punitive damages, against the vendor for voting machine malfunctions and for the company’s claims that warranties on equipment have expired. Brunner is arguing that problems with the voting systems caused votes to be “dropped” when memory cards were uploaded to the server. There is evidence that this happened in at least 11 of the 43 counties that used Diebold DREs in past elections. The company, apparently, agrees there was a problem as they issued a product advisory on this problem in May. One question is outstanding now: How many counties in how many states had the same problem and never realized it? It’s time to cut our loses and get rid of those damn machines....

  • Featured - OH: Press Release - Secretary of State Files Counterclaim In Lawsuit With Premier Election Solutions, Documents Equipment Malfunctions In Premier Voting Machine Counties LINK
  • National: Press Release - "Going To the Polls Does Not Mean You Have The Right To Vote" LINK
  • National: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Unveils New Strategy to Protect Voter Rights This November LINK
  • National: Record number of US voters may cast paper ballots LINK
  • National: The Integrity and Security of Voter Registration Drives LINK
  • National: Open-source e-voting gets LinuxWorld test run LINK
  • Connecticut: Our View: Turn no voter away on Election Day LINK
  • Kansas: Ellis County - Amid confusion, school bond fails LINK
  • Missouri: MO voter arrested for trying to vote LINK
  • Missouri: Greene County - Problems with poll machine for disabled people frustrates voter LINK
  • Missouri: St Louis County - Last votes being tallied in St. Louis County LINK
  • Ohio: Four election boards part of lawsuit against voting machine maker LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner seeks damages for voting machine malfunctions LINK
  • Washington: King County - Lambert not pleased with all-mail vote LINK
  • West Virginia: Ohio County - Commission to Buy More Electronic Voting Machines 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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