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By John Gideon on 5/11/2006 5:13pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

As expected there are a number of articles concerning the Diebold Security Vulnerability. Bucks County Pennsylvania will be the only county in the state to use their lever machines in next week's primary elections. One commissioner said, "In the long run, we decided to have a good election. I'd rather have a good election, and we'll fight over the $950,000 after he we have a good election. I think that is the right thing to do.'' And there are still reports coming in regarding failures in Indiana, West Virginia, and Arkansas....

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By John Gideon on 5/10/2006 5:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today a report from West Virginia with the headline "Voters trust touch screens" begins with a paragraph or two about comments from voters in Morgantown; all complimentary, according to the author, of the iVotronic machines those voters used. The article then proceeds to three paragraphs describing how a 'glitch' kept any vote count being taken off of the PEBs in Taylor County. Also from West Virginia is the news that SoS Betty Ireland has filed a formal complaint against ES&S with the EAC. Essex County New York announced that they would be using lever machines for all elections this year. The Diebold security vulnerability was written about by Ian Hoffman and a lawsuit in Arizona against Diebold and Sequoia was announced. ...

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By John Gideon on 5/9/2006 5:03pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

One day of early voting and Craighead County Arkansas has run out of ES&S provided paper ballots. They are now printing their own with hints that the Attorney General will now get involved. Tomorrow, a lawsuit is being filed in Arizona against the purchase or use of Diebold and/or Sequoia DREs (more on that tomorrow). West Virginians go to the polls today but 6 counties will only have paper ballots because of the failure of ES&S. Fifty Texas counties are still without software from ES&S to support local elections on Saturday. Test ballots provided by West Virginia state elections division to Jefferson Co. could not be read accurately by the counties optical scan machines. The county blamed the test deck....

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By John Gideon on 5/8/2006 5:15pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

It's not often that we see the corporate main stream media actually doing a lot of research for an article. Today we have an exception in an article in the Rocky Mountain News from Denver all about Sequoia's recent failures and even their brush with a bribery scandal in 2001. Texas counties have been in the early voting process for the past week with some ES&S counties only able to use paper ballots due to non-arrival of ballot programming. Arkansas began early voting today with many counties using paper ballots because of the greed of their vendor, ES&S. In fact, even the paper ballots printed by ES&S were "Like they threw a muffin in the air and let the pieces fall wherever."...

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By John Gideon on 5/6/2006 5:15pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Five Missouri counties (all ES&S customers) have announced they will return to paper ballots or drag out their lever machines because ES&S cannot have them ready for the primary. They have now joined a majority of Arkansas counties who are also going to be in violation of federal law because they agreed to contract with ES&S. Cuyahoga County Ohio is still counting ballots as of this morning. ...

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By John Gideon on 5/6/2006 8:38am PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

The big news for today was the big news yesterday also. Diebold TS and TSx have an existing security problem and all states and/or counties who use these machines must fix this problem. Computer scientists and others who have information on this issue strongly suggest that all states involved should contact Diebold or the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office for more information. Don't let Diebold tell you there is no problem. It is there and it is something that needs to be dealt with. Pulaski County Arkansas got their new machines on Thursday morning finally. They got their software on Thursday afternoon. The software does not work on the machines. It's back to square one and paper ballots. "I am absolutely appalled by ES&S' delays and the hardships ES&S has placed upon this state and our county officials" said West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland. Also in West Virginia two more counties have announced they will not use ES&S voting machines in next week's primary. They will use paper ballots. ...

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By John Gideon on 5/4/2006 5:18pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Two reports from Belmont County Ohio and both in the same news paper report how an Election Commission member said the machines were a complete success while the other article talks about how elections workers were saying they would never work in another election again. Diebold has announced in Pennsylvania only that they have ''potential security vulnerability''. It is probably not only an issue in PA but no one else has been notified yet. North Carolina seems to have been able to hold a relatively problem free election based on their first state-wide use of optical scan voting and even though their vendor is ES&S....

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By John Gideon on 5/3/2006 5:03pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

"The last-minute nature of the entire process presented by ES&S has eroded voter confidence, unnecessarily, and will make our election procedure suspect," Kanawha County (WV) Commission President Kent Carper wrote. Among the news of problems in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and Tennessee is the news from Pima County, Arizona where they have decided to cancel a $2M order with Diebold because of questions about the reliability of their machines. In Clark County Indiana we get this quote from Ken Fields of ES&S, ""For some reason, it's not functioning," Fields said."We're confident the votes are being tabulated correctly, but the reporting function" didn't operate as the company wanted." Ireland has apparently finally decided that e-voting is "dead in the water". Two headlines in the same paper on two articles released at the same time: "Snafus plague new digital ballot system" and "Glitches mar Ohio's first punch-card free election". As of 5PM Pac. votes were still being tallied in Cuyahoga Co., OH....

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By John Gideon on 5/2/2006 5:03pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today's primary election in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana is expected to attract about 10,000 voters to the polls to choose major party nominees for November's general election. With the primary expected to cost the county more than $130,000, that is about $13 per voter. ES&S has missed another deadline, this time in Arkansas, which means that absentee ballots will not be sent out to qualified Arkansans on time and as per the state law. A local paper in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania is touting the accessibility of the county's Hart eSlates because they were tested and found to be accessible by 20 deaf or hearing impaired voters. Jefferson Co., Arkansas announced that they would leave their new iVotronic machines in storage and bring out their old lever machines for the May primary and June runoffs. Good news from DC today is that both houses of congress and both sides of the aisle agreed on a deal to renew the Voting Rights Act....

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By John Gideon on 5/1/2006 5:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

"To say the least, I am absolutely appalled by ES&S' delays, and the hardships ES&S has placed on this state," said West Virginia SoS Ireland Friday afternoon. "It is inexcusable." A glitch in some of the systems in some of the counties allows users of the company's iVotronic machines to cast ballots and have their votes recorded correctly, but does not count the votes properly. Tomorrow begins a string of 28 primaries or primary run-offs in 23 states over the next two months. Why is it that the Financial Times, a UK media outlet, is reporting on what our national media is ignoring; the threat of mass confusion in our elections?...

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By John Gideon on 4/29/2006 5:26pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Indiana has announced that they are filing a legal complaint against ES&S for problems that have caused havoc and caused counties to be in breach of state and federal laws. West Virginia counties are faced with problems with their ballot programming software which will delay the results in the primary later in May. Two counties in North Carolina will be using hand-counted paper ballots on Tuesday but are they really doing this with an ulterior motive? ...

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By John Gideon on 4/28/2006 6:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today is successes and failures. New York activists are generally pleased with the new voting machine policy adopted for the state. Meanwhile a judge in Allegheny County has found in favor of the county and will allow them to go forward with the use of the ES&S voting machines. Ireland has finally declared the Liberty voting machines they have as being a "dead duck". Time for us to go buy them cheap and begin using them. They can't be much worse than iVotronics, TSx, etc. Legal complaints have been filed against ES&S today, in Indiana and West Virginia. And, no surprise, MicroVote was certified by the state of Indiana....

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By John Gideon on 4/28/2006 5:14pm PT  

Today is successes and failures. New York activists are generally pleased with the new voting machine policy adopted for the state. Meanwhile a judge in Allegheny County has found in favor of the county and will allow them to go forward with the use of the ES&S voting machines. Ireland has finally declared the Liberty voting machines they have as being a "dead duck". Time for us to go buy them cheap and begin using them. They can't be much worse than iVotronics, TSx, etc. Legal complaints have been filed against ES&S today, in Indiana and West Virginia. And, no surprise, MicroVote was certified for use in Indiana....

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By John Gideon on 4/28/2006 5:08pm PT  

Today is successes and failures. New York activists are generally pleased with the new voting machine policy adopted for the state. Meanwhile a judge in Allegheny County has found in favor of the county and will allow them to go forward with the use of the ES&S voting machines. Ireland has finally declared the Liberty voting machines they have as being a "dead duck". Time for us to go buy them cheap and begin using them. They can't be much worse than iVotronics, TSx, etc. Legal complaints have been filed against ES&S today, in Indiana and West Virginia. And, no surprise, MicroVote was certified for use in Indiana....

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By John Gideon on 4/27/2006 7:55pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Texas 'ES&S Counties' will probably be using hand counted paper ballots in the run-off elections on May 13. They have already been given permission to use paper ballots by the state. I highly recommended that people interested in the workings of a small voting technology vendor read the article entitled, "Vote of confidence? Firm has low profile" (link below). The article is an expose on MicroVote and worth the time. New York announced their new voting machine standards today. West Virginia announced that out-dated software has been installed on their iVotronics....

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