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'Daily Voting News' For August 09 and 10, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For August 09 and 10, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

For over two years Election Integrity attorneys have been urging the state of Ohio to file suit against Diebold/Premier, ES&S and Hart for failure to meet their contractual obligations with the state. The Secretary of State ignored that urging. It was only after Diebold/Premier filed suit against the state that the state took action in a countersuit. Rather than being courageous plaintiffs in this case, the state is a defendant and Diebold/Premier chose the most favorable court to hear the case. If the state had done the right thing two years ago they very well may have had the funds to have gotten rid of all Diebold DREs in the state for this November. Instead counties are still at the mercy of Diebold and their flawed voting systems. And remember it may be Diebold/Premier in this case but the other vendors play the same game in a different ball park. They are all complicit....

  • National: Editorial - The Right to Vote LINK
  • National: Big turnout likely will be big headache
    States could face challenge ensuring all voters' ballots will be counted LINK
  • California: Electronic Voting Machine Security Measure Signed into Law LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Group seeks tighter ballot security in San Diego LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Lawsuit against county claims ballots weren't secure LINK
  • Florida: Early voting reduces crowds but increases election costs; turnout unaffected LINK
  • Florida: Time for voters to make their marks on new paper ballots LINK
  • Florida: Lee County - The Paper Chase: Touchscreen voting is replaced with paper ballots LINK
  • Hawaii: Voting-machine deal in jeopardy LINK
  • Illinois: Editorial - Paper makes a comeback LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - Belief in the ballot
    Despite hardships, homeless people strive to make a difference with their votes LINK
  • New York: Overview: Why New York's Legislature's Plan to Computerize Our Electoral System Is Unconstitutional LINK
  • Ohio: '04 election critics still unmoved by evidence LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Purge of inactive Fayette voters delayed LINK
  • South Carolina: Greenville County - Gibson wants voting machine backup 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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