By John Gideon on 4/5/2006, 5:10pm PT  

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

It is apparent that even though the vendors had three years to prepare for the large number of machines they are selling, they were not ready. Now counties across the country are going into elections without enough machines or the machines they have were hastily built and are failing. There have been two, large, state primaries so far and two disasters. Though the vendors have done a good job of deflecting blame from the machine failures toward the human factor, they have not been totally successful. Local governments are threatening lawsuits or threatening to withhold money that is owed. Something must be done on a national basis, and very soon, or we are in for a disaster in November....

  • NAtional: Citizens Lobby Congress for Reliable Electronic Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Why I am for HCPB (hand counted paper ballots) LINK
  • CA: Amador County - Five of 80 new vote machines found faulty (4 AutoMark and 1 ES&S Op-scan) LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Sancho to meet with Diebold LINK
  • IL: Joliet - Tables turn LINK
  • IN: INDIANA TV NEWS: ES&S Breaks State Law --- Again! No Early Voting Ballots Provided, Just Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines that Don't Work LINK
  • IN: Marion County - County Experiences Problems on Day Three of Mock Election LINK
  • MD: Take Action for Voter Verified Paper Ballots in Maryland LINK
  • MI: Voting machines worry county's clerks (ES&S) LINK
  • MN: Bill expands list of acceptable voter ID LINK
  • MO: St Louis - St. Louisans go for touch-screens, officials say LINK
  • NY: Experts Release New Report Underscoring Continuing Need for Voting Rights Enforcement in New York LINK
  • NY: Erie County - Will Erie County Be Able to Comply with Federal Elections Reforms? LINK
  • NY: Nassau - New Nassau vote mandated LINK
  • OH: Foes, watchdog say Blackwell wrong LINK
  • OH: Washington County - Omission leaves elections board short a vote counter LINK
  • PA: Counties struggle to meet voting machine rules LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County draws backup voting machine plan LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County will buy a different brand of voting machines LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Onorato Not Happy About Changing Voting System LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County to buy 4,700 touch-screen voting machines LINK
  • PA: Carbon County - Carbon practices voting on new machines (Diebold) LINK
  • PA: Montgomery County - County to test voting machines (Sequoia Advantage) LINK
  • TX: Grimes County - Voting machine quandary persists LINK
  • WI: Poll access an issue LINK
  • Thailand - Thailand Very Sorry It Bought Voting Machines from Florida LINK
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