By John Gideon on 5/17/2006, 5:06pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

From Arkansas today we learn that ES&S is selling vvpat thermal paper rolls for $8.50 per roll and each roll will handle around 100 voters. A quick search of paper suppliers shows that the same paper can be purchased retail for $50 to $60 for a case of 50 rolls. ES&S wants to milk and bilk every single penny they can from their customers. A large majority of the news from Pennsylvania was in praise of the myriad of new voting machines being used throughout the state. I'm not sure if this is because everything worked well or because the media has not been given all of the facts. Let's hope it is the former and not the later. There were few voting machine problems reported from Kentucky today. However, some local election officials seem to have found a new way to scam the machines as they tell voters not to finalize their votes. Voters walked away from the machines and poll workers then may have gone in and changed the votes....

  • NAtional: Diebold - Latest Security Vulnerability in Paperless Electronic Voting
    Underscores Urgent Need for Paper Trail; Auditing LINK
  • MD: Diebold - Worries mount about voting machine security. Critic says new software problem is so bad that he won't detail the vulnerability LINK
  • NAtional: Train Wreck - More E-voting Concerns Surface with State Primaries Underway LINK
  • NAtional: Train Wreck - Cold Shoulder for E-voting Whistleblowers LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Voting machines should be ready by Tuesday primary LINK
  • KY: Garrard County � Train Wreck - Garrard incumbent mulling recanvass request LINK
  • PA: Train Wreck - Suburbs slow in tabulating totals. Philadelphia had about 100 cases of its 3,500 voting devices malfunctioning early in the day. LINK
  • PA: Train Wreck - Electronic voting debuts 'smoothly,' though not error-free LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County � Train Wreck - Problems reported with electronic voting machines LINK
  • PA: Crawford and Erie Counties � Train Wreck - Electronic Voting Machines Cause Some Problems LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County � Train Wreck - New voting system brings its share of problems for Luzerne County primary LINK
  • TX: Jefferson County � Train Wreck - PAISD Board Members Question Integrity Of Electronic Voting LINK
  • TX: Tom Green County � Train Wreck - Recount sought. Veribest district: Machines didn't count some votes (ES&S) LINK
  • AL: Worley: Chapman plan is a 'stunt' LINK
  • AR: All Ark. counties except Jefferson to use electronic machines LINK
  • AR: Washington County - County's new voting machines to debut during May primaries LINK
  • AR: White County - Paper shortage for electronic voting machines worries election commission LINK
  • AZ: ID requirement, polling site changes confuse, rile voters LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - County puts off buying ballot machines LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - E-voting consultants seek OK from county LINK
  • CO: Eagle County - New voting machines to be used this year (Hart) LINK
  • CO: Garfield County - New electronic voting machines to be in place for next county election LINK
  • KY: Clay County - Secretary of State to investigate fraud allegations in Clay County LINK
  • MD: Early voting safe from fraud, Lamone says LINK
  • MS: Jackson County - Dems to use paper ballots LINK
  • NY: Voting Machines for Disabled in New York City LINK
  • NY: Senator seeks $10M to aid disabled voters LINK
  • NY: State, federal officials near voting-machine deal LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Ethics concerns cloud purchase of voting carts LINK
  • WI: Winnebago County - County rejects grant for voting machines LINK
  • WV: Candidates seek election recounts LINK
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