By John Gideon on 12/15/2005, 5:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

It is apparent that the PR machine has been cranked up and is working overtime. The Associated Press picked-up the Leon County story and the always available David Bear of Diebold is suddenly refusing to speak. Diebold did speak through a letter to Florida and Ion Sancho in Leon County. Of course, they made it all Mr. Sancho's fault. Florida just threw up their hands and said they had nothing to do with anything. In California, two Diebold counties have come out in support of Diebold and say that it can't happen there. That message will surely be repeated in "Diebold counties" across the nation as Diebold and their customers try to save the day. In the meantime there is an excellent OpEd from Centre County, PA below....

  • NAtional: Diebold and Florida Scramble to Cover Their Collective Asses LINK
  • NAtional: Detailed MAINSTREAM MEDIA Coverage of the Leon County Hack! LINK
  • CA: San Joaquin County - Frizzled chads? LINK
  • CA: Humboldt County - County's voting system safe, election official says LINK
  • CT: Middletown - In a state Supreme Court appeal, the city is fighting against a court-ordered District 11 re-vote scheduled to take place on Jan. 24. to remedy flawed vote counts from a broken lever in November's election. LINK
  • CT: Middletown - City Seeks To Halt District 11 Re-Vote LINK
  • FL: Leon County - New tests fuel doubts about vote machines LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Elections supervisor: Some Diebold voting machines can be hacked LINK
  • FL: Leon County - County says electronic voting machines can be hacked LINK
  • IL: Cook County - Orr thinks machines make voting simpler, more secure LINK
  • IL: McDonough County - On target for ADA voting (Diebold TSx) LINK
  • IN: Editorial - We'll vote for convenience if it increases turnout LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Polling Places - The Issue: Democratic leaders block realignment of precincts. Our View: Changes are designed to make voting countywide more convenient. LINK
  • NC: Municipal officials view new voting equipment LINK
  • NC: Forsyth County - Elections board picks optical-scan system LINK
  • NM: Task force takes on state election laws LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Opinion - Trust? Baloney LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Fraud claims drive push for new voting machines LINK
  • WI: Waukesha County - Push of wrong button doubles votes in race (ES&S Central count) LINK
  • WV: Washington County - Testing of voting machines goes smoothly LINK
  • INternational: Canada - Return to manual counting floated LINK
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