By John Gideon on 4/6/2006, 5:09pm PT  

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

"I have no idea what happened in Pennsylvania or Chicago. I don't read about any of that." Essex Co., New Jersey Superintendent of Elections Carmen Casciano when asked about recent problems with Sequoia machines. "I am not happy about the outcome, or the state of the industry. I think that something needs to be done. I'm not sure what it is, it probably doesn't include AccuPoll at this point, but I do not feel that any of the vendors has a system that voters can trust. I think that vendors outright misrepresent the robustness, stability, and security of their systems. You just have to look at the litany of problems and it points at one thing, bad fundamental design, and not enough checks and balances. I also wonder why the other vendors were so adamant in fighting a VVPAT system requirement. They spent much more in fighting it than in implementing it." Ex-AccuPoll CEO Dennis Vadura. Eleven Indiana counties were forced to suspend absentee voting when they found out that the ballots they were provided could not be read by their Diebold optical-scan machines....

  • NAtional: With voting machine company now bankrupt, CEO speaks out: No vendor "has a system that voters can trust"! LINK
  • NAtional: In response to "A bit of a quandary" LINK
  • NAtional: Punch Cards Out, Paper Trails In LINK
  • NAtional: Hugo Chavez and our voting machines LINK
  • CA: Thousands of voters dumped off California's voting rolls LINK
  • FL: St. Lucie County - St. Lucie polling centers modified for disabled residents LINK
  • IL: Cook County - Slow vote count stymies parties LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Neal questioned by council over voting night delays LINK
  • IL: Chicago - Elections spokesman defends primary performance LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Mistake Discovered on School Board Ballots (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Scanner woes slow voting (Diebold) LINK
  • MD: Ehrlich fears voter fraud (This is fear mongering at its worst) LINK
  • MD: Chances Dim for Paper Ballots for 2006 Elections LINK
  • MO: Phelps County - Gaddy to ask for recount of election results LINK
  • MO: St. Louis - City Elections Board says machines fast, people still slow LINK
  • MO: Scotland County - New Technology Ensuring Every Scotland County Vote Counts (Diebold TSx and Optical-scan) LINK
  • NJ: Essex County - Thumbs up, thumbs down on ballot machines: Assurances not enough after out-of-state problems arise, activists say LINK
  • NY: Sequoia Voting Systems & Jaco Electronics Unveil Latest Voting Machine for New York LINK
  • OH: Shocking Diebold conflict of interest revelations from Secretary of State further taint Ohio's electoral credibility LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Workers accused of fudging '04 recount LINK
  • OH: Miami County - Elections deputy resigns LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Allegheny County, PA Tries Again...This Time with ES&S LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County adopts voting plan B LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - County to utilize iVotronic voting machines LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Bucks trying to find new voting machines LINK
  • PA: Chester County - New voting machines coming to Chesco polls LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - All 268 voting machines have arrived (eSlate) LINK
  • PA: Montgomery County - County to test voting system LINK
  • PA: Westmoreland County - Demonstrations set for voting machines (iVotronic) LINK
  • TX: Judicial candidate files challenge LINK
  • UT: Emery County - Former Emery County clerk still fighting to keep job LINK
  • WI: Columbia County - Election counting goes low-tech LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or BradBlog.Com**