By John Gideon on 6/27/2006, 5:23pm PT  

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

Today was the release of the Brennan Report which calls into question the security of e-voting machines. News services across the country have picked-up this story and it was big news on Lou Dobbs this evening. Lou Dobbs asked why none of the vendors have been on his program to defend their machines. Kitty Pilgrim said that Diebold has not returned calls, ES&S denied there are any problems and Sequoia said that the Brennan Report was not just about them so they didn't feel a need to respond. / Lou Dobb's on-line 'QuickPoll' question is "Do you believe that e-voting machines should be disallowed until their integrity can be assured?" 98% of the voters answered 'yes' as of the time of this report....

  • NAtional: (USAToday)Analysis finds e-voting machines vulnerable (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: (Reuters)Study shows US electronic voting machines vulnerable (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: (UPI)Study says e-voting machines pose problems (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: (Media Release)Software Attacks Pose Real Danger to All Electronic Voting Machines, Brennan Center Task Force Says (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: (BradBlog)New Study Finds More Than 120 Security Threats to E-Voting Systems! (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: (AP)Report: Many e-voting systems flawed (Brennan Report) LINK
  • NAtional: A Line in the Sand. Why the Busby/Bilbray Election Matters (or Should) to the Entire Nation. (HINT: It's not about Busby or Bilbray or San Diego or even California!) LINK
  • NAtional: Progressive Democrats of America Co-Sponsors Town Hall Meetings on Election Violations, Joins Call for Answers in Busby/Billbray Race LINK
  • NAtional: Lou Dobbs Covers the Voting Machine 'Sleepovers' in San Diego! (Actually sleepovers everywhere) LINK
  • FL: Leon County - Special Report Covers Hacking of Voting Machines - But Diverts Attention From Real Story LINK
  • IN: Franklin County - Judge's recount finished; dispute continues LINK
  • MD: Editorial: Maryland as a banana republic LINK
  • NY: Last in HAVA Compliance or First in Election Integrity? LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Heartbreak in Pennsylvania’s Heartland (ES&S iVotronics) LINK
  • TN: Gibson County - Election officials unveil new voting machines (MicroVote Infinity) LINK
  • TN: Knox County - Clean slate. New digital voting machines tested to ensure they won't push balloters' buttons (Hart eSlate) LINK
  • TX: State Affairs Committee Hears Testimony on Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • UT: Utah rolls out touch-screen machines LINK
  • UT: Polls Open: Workers Challenged, Machines Secured LINK
  • NOTE: The June 24 issue of Daily Voting News featured some information regarding Polk Co. Iowa and a ballot programming error. I have found since then that Polk Co. does their own ballot programming and that the results of that election are very probably correct. There may, or may not, be a contest and hand count of the ballots. Though some difference in the ballot count may appear, it is not expected by those in Iowa that it will change the results of the election. My opinion was based on an assumption and bad information. For that, I apologize to the subscribers and to the people of Polk Co. Iowa. VotersUnite.Org has built its reputation on factual reports and, in this case, I failed to uphold that reputation.
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