By John Gideon on 5/3/2006, 5:03pm PT  

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

"The last-minute nature of the entire process presented by ES&S has eroded voter confidence, unnecessarily, and will make our election procedure suspect," Kanawha County (WV) Commission President Kent Carper wrote. Among the news of problems in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and Tennessee is the news from Pima County, Arizona where they have decided to cancel a $2M order with Diebold because of questions about the reliability of their machines. In Clark County Indiana we get this quote from Ken Fields of ES&S, ""For some reason, it's not functioning," Fields said."We're confident the votes are being tabulated correctly, but the reporting function" didn't operate as the company wanted." Ireland has apparently finally decided that e-voting is "dead in the water". Two headlines in the same paper on two articles released at the same time: "Snafus plague new digital ballot system" and "Glitches mar Ohio's first punch-card free election". As of 5PM Pac. votes were still being tallied in Cuyahoga Co., OH....

  • AR: Train Wreck - New Machines Out For Most Early Voting LINK
  • IN: Allen County � Train Wreck - Wayne, Adams votes go AWOL as officials scramble for answers (MicroVote) LINK
  • IN: Boone County � Train Wreck - What should have been an early tally turned into a late night ordeal in the Boone County Clerk's office Tuesday after a series of poll worker blunders slowed primary tabulations to a crawl. LINK
  • IN: Clark County � Train Wreck - Computers in Clark County were having trouble reading results brought in from voting machines. Results were being read to a woman who was manually typing them in. (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Clark County � Train Wreck - Computer woes slow vote count (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Clark County � Train Wreck - System failure leads to manual count of precincts (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Grant County � Train Wreck - Election roundup: Tabulation error keeps office busy (MicroVote) LINK
  • IN: Hamilton County � Train Wreck - Printer problem delays voting results (MicroVote) LINK
  • IN: Jackson County � Train Wreck - Computer glitch delayed final tally until early today LINK
  • IN: Jackson County � Train Wreck - Problems with new voting machines slow election results LINK
  • IN: Lake County � Train Wreck - County results not expected until after midnight (MicroVote) LINK
  • IN: Parke County � Train Wreck - Problems plague polls in Parke County (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Vigo County � Train Wreck - 25 percent of Vigo County voters cast ballots in primary LINK
  • MI: Barry County � Train Wreck - Glitch hits Barry County voting machines (Diebold) LINK
  • NC: Carteret County � Train Wreck - Republican ballot in Carteret has glitch LINK
  • OH: Train Wreck � A sampling of voting problems reported across Ohio LINK
  • OH: Train Wreck - Ohio Struggles to Fix Voting Problems LINK
  • OH: Train Wreck - Wednesday morning quarterback: Focus on voting machine problems LINK
  • OH: Train Wreck - Few problems with touch-screen voting in Franklin County (The title ignores the problems reported in other counties) (ES&S) LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga and Hamilton County � Train Wreck - Vote counting still not done LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Investigation Of Election Day Problems Could Take Weeks LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - DIEBOLD DISASTER: Company Gets 'F' From Election Board Chairman as Machines Fail All Over Cuyahoga County, OH on Primary Day LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - DIEBOLD DISASTER: Cuyahoga County Still Counting as 70 Memory Cards Missing from 200 Precincts LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - First all-electronic election marred by problems LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Results delayed on problem-filled election day (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Tabulating machines fail in Cuyahoga County LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Confusion, delayed results mark first punch-card free election (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - UPDATE: Delay in reporting Stark- and state voting results (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Lack of three-pronged adaptors closes polling site for hours (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - Officials: Voting Machines Not To Blame For Problems At Polls (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Hamilton County � Train Wreck - Snafus plague new digital ballot system LINK
  • OH: Stark County � Train Wreck - Snafu delays Stark vote totals LINK
  • OH: Summit County � Train Wreck - Optical-scan grades high, director says LINK
  • TN: Knox County � Train Wreck - Glitch prevents Knox County results LINK
  • TN: Knox County � Train Wreck - Hitch lays down speed bump in already-slowed count LINK
  • TX: Tarrant County � Train Wreck - Corrected ballots available to affected voters (Hart) LINK
  • WV: Kanawha County � Train Wreck - Kanawha's dry run of voting machines remains incomplete (ES&S) LINK
  • NAtional: Shays Brings HR 550 Co-Sponsorship to 185 LINK
  • NAtional: Speedy renewal of Voting Rights Act sought LINK
  • AR: Ark. drafts contingency plan for voting machine problems LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Voting machines' purchase postponed; reliability questioned LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Supervisors postpone purchase of electronic voting machines LINK
  • CA: Calaveras County - No More Ballot Punching For Calaveras Voters LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Group seeks volunteers to monitor election LINK
  • CA: Sacramento County - Sample Ballot Error Sent to Sacramento Voters, Registrar Says LINK
  • CO: Moffat County - New voting equipment deal signed LINK
  • IN: Allen County - Primary Elections in Allen County Go Pretty Smoothly LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Not perfect at the polls, but no meltdown either LINK
  • IN: Sullivan County - Election goes smoothly in Sullivan County LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Turnout low on first day of voting under new law LINK
  • IN: Vigo County � Election Board to investigate validity of hand-delivered ballots LINK
  • NC: New voting machines see few glitches in N.C. primary LINK
  • NC: Moore County - Turnout Mixed, New Equipment Worked Well LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Election scanners seem to be working; test will be final counts (ES&S) LINK
  • TX: Hidalgo County - Concerns Raised About Voting Problems in La Joya LINK
  • WV: Cabell County - Voting machines to be ready for Cabell primary LINK
  • IReland: Electronic voting "dead in the water" LINK
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