By John Gideon on 3/9/2006, 5:09pm PT  

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

It's been a very busy day today. Summit Co., Ohio found that 30% of the memory cards in their ES&S optical scan machines have failed. Apparently ES&S has no quality control. Will they tell the rest of the country about these problems? It's probably too late for counties in Texas that have had major failures in their primary last Tuesday. Tarrant Co., TX reported that 100,000 votes were added to the totals on their Hart Intercivic DREs. The solution? Remove 50,000 per candidate and call it good enough. In Pinellas Co., FL voters reported that their votes on Sequoia Edge machines were being swapped to the default candidate. We've heard that one before. Of course, ES&S and Hart are both calling the elections a huge success with only a few human problems....

  • NAtional: Paper Ballots: The Times They Are A-Changin' LINK
  • NAtional: New State Voter Registration Databases Could Bar Millions from Voting, Brennan Study Shows LINK
  • NAtional: Paper Trail Machines Split Disabled Advocacy Groups LINK
  • NAtional: Putting two and two together... LINK
  • CO: Election delays frustrate clerks LINK
  • FL: You don't need to be conspiracy buff to like a paper trail LINK
  • FL: Brent Batten: Collier ahead in the elections security game LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Elections flak. County has responsibility, too LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Voting-machine company says no thanks, Leon LINK
  • FL: Pinellas County - Human error slows vote count. Vote counting suffers a two-hour delay because of a technician's mistake. (Apparently the technician allowed a computer to freeze-up. Another case of blaming it on the human and not the technology) LINK
  • FL: Pinellas County - Incumbents return in a big way (Notice that voters complain about vote swapping on the machines) (Sequoia Edge) LINK
  • IL: Lake County - Not many voting early so far LINK
  • IN: Greene County - Polling sites need work LINK
  • LA: New Orleans - Cleo Fields files appeal to have N.O. elections canceled LINK
  • LA: Tangipahoa County - Tangipahoa getting newest voting machines (Sequoia) LINK
  • MD: Paper Ballot Bill Passes in State House 137-0 LINK
  • MD: House Approves Switch to Paper Ballot for 2006 Md.'s Elections LINK
  • MD: House votes to require paper record of vote LINK
  • MD: Bill targets electronic voting LINK
  • MI: Our View: When voting, read the instructions LINK
  • MO: ES&S to Use Technology Developed by ILTS Subsidiary Unisyn Voting Solutions for Jackson County Voting System (Inka-Vote Precinct Ballot Scanners) LINK
  • MS: Winston County - Plan helps cover cost of voting machines for Winston County LINK
  • MS: Winston County - County polling place plan passes U.S. Department of Justice scrutiny LINK
  • NY: Albany Faces Dual Signals on Elections LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Third elections worker indicted over presidential recount LINK
  • OH: Seneca County - Chadless choosing (ES&S M-100) LINK
  • OH: Summit County - ES&S Voting Machines Fail LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Summit voting gear flunks (ES&S Optical-scan memory cards) LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Election board in Akron reports problems with new equipment (ES&S Optical-scan memory cards) LINK
  • PA: Clarion County - County expresses confident in new voting machines (Diebold TSx) LINK
  • PA: Perry County - Voting machines to go on display LINK
  • PA: York County - County picks vote machines (Sequoia Edge) LINK
  • TX: E-Voting Woes: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet... LINK
  • TX: Bowie County - Voting system a winner on election night (ES&S Automark) LINK
  • TX: El Paso County - Recount sought in District 78 race LINK
  • TX: Hidalgo County - Garcia Won't Concede Election, Questions Many Ballots (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
  • TX: Hidalgo County - Salinas earns majority over Garcia with all precincts in (County found votes on unused machines) (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
  • TX: Jefferson County - Highest turnout in years meets technical glitches (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
  • TX: Potter County - Hairy Potter elections (ES&S) LINK
  • TX: Robertson County - Robertson County says glitches delayed results (ES&S) LINK
  • TX: Tarrant County - Vote spike blamed on program snafu (Hart InterCivic) LINK
  • TX: Tarrant County - Tarrant County elections officials report glitch. No local contest is altered as some votes counted up to six times (Hart InterCivic) LINK
  • TX: Tom Green County - Ballots unlikely to get ax (Hart Intercivic) LINK
  • TX: Webb and Bexar Counties - Editorial: E-voting continues to present problems (ES&S) LINK
  • TX: Williamson County - Ballot counting runs into lags in Williamson County LINK
  • WA: New voter registration systems criticized LINK
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