By John Gideon on 5/25/2006, 5:22pm PT  

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

Mississippi officially joins the "Train Wreck" today as SoS Clark explains why their Diebold TSx machines are secure; "[It's]�.not a concern in Mississippi, where the machines leave a paper trail. "If there is ever a question, then there is a piece of paper to go back to. That is lock down security about the accuracy of the machine," Clark says." Note that Mississippi has no audit requirement. ES&S has admitted to their failures in Arkansas by replacing their state management team. West Virginia's SoS has sent a questionnaire out to all of the state's counties to determine the monetary losses incurred by those counties, and other problems, due to failures by ES&S. MSNBC released a story on voting machines but, unfortunately, they only spoke to NASS, Doug Lewis, and Electionline so they got none of the facts of why the system was failing and not one word about the Diebold security vulnerabilities. Allegheny County Pennsylvania just found hundreds of ballots that had never been counted before. They were counted yesterday over a week after the primary election...

ADDITIONAL INFO FROM BRAD: See our recent video exclusive of Mississippi Sec. of State Clark in 2005 --- prior to most of the latest Diebold disasters --- announcing during a public meeting with a Diebold rep concerning their hackable touch-screen systems:

"I think it was already secure without the voter-verifiable paper trail. But I think it is so secure now, it is the most secure thing outside of a Wells-Fargo truck!"

That video is here, and amusing if you've yet to see it. (Now back to your previously scheduled 'Daily Voting News'...)

  • AR, WV, IN: Train Wreck - Vote tabulation process stretches into Thursday LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Voting Problems Force Election Changes LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - ES&S Meltdown: Arkansas Primary A Disgrace, Disaster! LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Election problems force changes ES&S management changes LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Touch screen set-up delays counts LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Benton, Washington Counties Experience Few Glitches
    Officials say voters liked electronic machines LINK
  • AR: Lonoke County � Train Wreck - Still No Election Results In Lonoke County LINK
  • AR: Washington County � Train Wreck - Recount results in no changes LINK
  • MS: Train Wreck - New Touch-Screen Voting Machines LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County � Train Wreck - Hundreds of ballots misplaced by Allegheny County poll workers LINK
  • WV: Train Wreck - Ireland asks counties to complete surveys on primary problems LINK
  • NAtional: Optimism about voting reform wanes. New machines and procedures have been introduced, but problems persist LINK
  • NAtional: MSNBC Covers, Downplays America's E-Voting Mess LINK
  • AR: Benton County - Election delays came from paper ballots, not new voting machines LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - County: Don't count on early election tallys LINK
  • IA: Some voting systems won't have ballot 'paper trail' LINK
  • CA: Orange County - County reaching out to registration fraud victims LINK
  • MS: Temporary Voting Buildings Set Up In Hancock County LINK
  • MS: Poll workers train with unit LINK
  • MS: Clark predicts smooth elections on new machines LINK
  • NJ: Lawyer blasts voting machines LINK
  • WA: Thousands of voters could be improperly kept off the rolls LINK
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