By John Gideon on 12/2/2005, 5:10pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In a stunning reversal the North Carolina State Board of Elections decided to ignore state law and certify three voting systems for use in the state. Keith Long, an advisor to the Board of Elections who was formerly employed by both Diebold and Sequoia, has said that "none of them" could meet the statutory requirement to place their system code in escrow. Instead of rejecting all applications and issuing a new call for bids as required by law, the Board chose to approve all of the applicants. Long also said that it was not necessary to review the source code, even though state law requires it, because the ITA has already done that before federal qualification....

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  • NAtional: States and Localities Prepare for Jan. 1 HAVA and Electronic Voting Deadline (Misinformation from the recent California "summit" ) http://www.public-cio.co...hp?id=2005.12.02-97448\">LINK
  • NAtional: Bush DoJ Appointees Overruled their Own Voting Rights Act Attorneys to Approve Texas Redistricting Plan! and Conyers Calls for Investigation of DOJ Voting Section and Voting Rights Act Preclearance Procedures http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002107.htm\">LINK
  • AR: Washington County - Quorum Court to make decision next week on new voting equipment http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/34960/\">LINK
  • CA: Diebold Faces E-Voting Machine Hack Test http://www2.csoonline.co...og_view.html?CID=15146\">LINK
  • CA: California working on e-voting test http://www.fcw.com/article91573-12-01-05-Web\">LINK
  • CA: San Bernardino County - Costly election. Elections costs have spiraled upward due to the switch from punchcard to DRE. http://www.pe.com/column..._bcass02.18d51946.html\">LINK
  • CT: Middletown - Council opposes re-vote despite flawed machine (Lever machine) http://www.zwire.com/sit...pt_id=10856&rfi=6\">LINK
  • GA: 11 House Dems Demand Hearings on Justice Department Memo http://www.atlantaprogre....com/pages/1/index.htm\">LINK
  • IL: Peoria - City to begin voting machine talks (Hart Intercivic) http://www.pjstar.com/st...TRI_B89RH4FB.007.shtml\">LINK
  • LA: Louisiana election officials recommends delay in Feb. balloting http://www.katc.com/Global/story.asp?S=4194157\">LINK
  • NC: North Carolina Illegally Certifies Diebold E-voting System http://www.eff.org/news/...ves/2005_12.php#004227\">LINK
  • NC: North Carolina Certifies Voting Machine Vendors http://www.eweek.com/art.../0,1895,1895791,00.asp\">LINK
  • NC: North Carolina defends e-voting certifications http://news.com.com/Nort...00-1028_3-5980671.html\">LINK
  • NC: Catawba County - Catawba County's new voting machines obsolete? (Hart Intercivic) http://www.hickoryrecord...28768481947&path=\">LINK
  • NC: Guilford County - Vote board nervous over deadline http://www.news-record.c...308/1010/NEWSREC020107\">LINK
  • NJ: Sommerset County – Recount confirms victory for GOP in Township Committee race. (The recounted the Sequoia Advantage machines and….? No change) http://www.zwire.com/sit...t_id=425742&rfi=6\">LINK
  • OH: Legislation would require I-D to vote http://www.ohio.com/mld/...ews/state/13309328.htm\">LINK
  • OH: Columbiana County - Elections officials raise workers' pay http://www.vindy.com/con...al/297200025890251.php\">LINK
  • OH: Mahoning County - Board to upgrade voting machines http://www.vindy.com/con...al/297200025713129.php\">LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Council diverts voting machine money to parks http://www.post-gazette....om/pg/05336/616044.stm\">LINK
  • PA: York County - Special Election ordered in Dover (Lever machine) http://www.yorkdispatch.com/local/ci_3272341\">LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County - Switch to mail voting, but respect poll voters http://heraldnet.com/sto...00edi_editorial001.cfm\">LINK
  • INternational: Venezuela - Fifth party withdraws from Venezuela election. The five opposition parties are boycotting the election in protest at the use of electronic voting machines, which they say can record fingerprints so authorities can check which way a person voted. http://www.forextelevisi...howStory.jsp?seq=11442\">LINK
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