By John Gideon on 1/4/2007, 4:46pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

"A laboratory that has tested most of the nation's electronic voting systems has been temporarily barred from approving new machines after federal officials found that it was not following its quality-control procedures and could not document that it was conducting all the required tests" according to the New York Times and the EAC forgot to mention it. Ciber Inc., apparently up until last summer, was one of three Independent Test Authority (ITA) labs that were allowed to hire themselves out to voting machine manufacturers for inspection and testing and ultimate certification of those voting machines. Ciber, along with SysTest and Wyle, held a very lucrative position in what has become the boondoggle of certifying of voting systems. They get test procedures written by the vendors and a hefty check from those same vendors and, apparently in Ciber's case, they don't do the paperwork or testing required and pass the voting systems on to the voters....

  • NAtional: Report Exposes Excessive E-Voting Machine Malfunctions in Mid-term Elections LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. Bars Lab From Testing Electronic Voting LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. halts electronic vote tests by lab-newspaper LINK
  • NAtional: NY Times Front Page Stunner: Feds Shut Down E-Vote 'Testing' Lab Last Summer For Failure To Follow Procedures, Lack of Evidence That All Required Tests Were Perfromed! LINK
  • NAtional: Electronic voting machine tests halted LINK
  • NAtional: Two Media Releases Issued On the Conditional Seating of U.S. House Candidates LINK
  • CA: Company that Certified Diebold Voting Machines in California Loses Federal Certification Because of Lax Procedures LINK
  • CA: Orange County - Probation Given to Two GOP Operatives Found Guilty of Switching Democratic Voter Registration Forms to Republican LINK
  • CO: Montrose County - Montrose still studying election problems LINK
  • CT: Connecticut test of voting devices charts new course LINK
  • FL: Report details 'failure' of e-voting systems LINK
  • FL: FL-13 – Opinion - Time to move on
    Jennings should accept court ruling LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - The Newest Florida "Voting Fraud" Fraud LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Voters' reports are still evidence LINK
  • FL: FL-13 – Opinion - Running out of time LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings wants re-vote, Buchanan sworn in LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - The Loser Who Won’t Concede LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings wants re-vote, Buchanan sworn in LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Statement on the Provisional Seating of Vern Buchanan LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Professor testifies for defense in Sarasota voting lawsuit LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Vote-machine ruling appealed LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Jennings appeals ruling on code access LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - GOPer's Wife Had Voting Troubles LINK
  • LA: Challenge to McCrery election is 1 of 3 House may consider LINK
  • MT: Sheridan County - Dems plan recount of ballots LINK
  • NY: Paper ballots vs. touch screen voting LINK
  • OH: Groups fault electronic voting machines LINK
  • PA: Electronic voting errors detailed in area counties LINK
  • TX: Kolkhorst bill would require ‘paper ballot’ LINK
  • TX: Anderson County - Lawsuit filed in Precinct 2 race LINK
  • WI: Editorial: Voting holiday would go nicely with poll-worker recruitment project LINK
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