By John Gideon on 1/30/2007, 4:26pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today the Atlanta Journal Constitution [see below] reported, “Some key components of one of Georgia's most sacred institutions — that had been discovered in discarded office furniture — were recently auctioned on eBay. About 40 voter access cards and three electronic ballot encoders belonging to DeKalb County were purchased earlier this month on the auction Web site, according to Secretary of State Karen Handel. Another seven supervisor's cards, used to activate the encoders, also were up for bid.” // The revolving door is in effect in Williamson Co. Texas where an ex-Hart Intercivic and Sequoia employee has just been named to be their county elections chief. // According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel [see below] the new Florida Gov. Crist will recommend that DRE voting systems be replaced by optical-scan voting systems throughout the state....

  • NAtional: Ciber downplays criticism of voting software testing http://www.rockymountain..._23910_5314317,00.html\" target="_blank">LINK
  • NAtional: Olde Fashioned Legal Loopholes Allow Rigging of Hi-Tech Elections http://www.votetrustusa....id=2226&Itemid=26\" target="_blank">LINK
  • NAtional: Thirty-Four [Now Forty-two] Election Reform Organizations Urge Congress to Require Paper Ballots http://www.prnewswire.co...0004516497&EDATE=\" target="_blank">LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - County: Instant Run-Off Voting on Schedule http://www.berkeleydaily...-07&storyID=26209\" target="_blank">LINK
  • FL: Gov. Crist to recommend ditching touch-screen machines http://www.sun-sentinel....ll=sfla-home-headlines\" target="_blank">LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Paper trail is important http://www.tcpalm.com/tc..._24460_5314045,00.html\" target="_blank">LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Four steps toward precise voting http://www.tallahassee.c...701300311/1006/OPINION\" target="_blank">LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - FL-13: It's the Machines, Not the 'Paper Trails', Stupid http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4097\" target="_blank">LINK
  • GA: Sale on eBay exposes vote security flaw
    Encoders, access cards auctioned http://www.ajc.com/metro...1/29/0130metvoter.html\" target="_blank">LINK
  • KS: Lawmakers look to expand early-bird voting http://www.hutchnews.com...ies/voting013007.shtml\" target="_blank">LINK
  • NM: House pulls for better poll turnout http://cnjonline.com/eng...ull.html&id=28999\" target="_blank">LINK
  • OH: Blackwell’s Actions In Ohio Boost US Voting Rights http://www.scoop.co.nz/s...ries/HL0701/S00386.htm\" target="_blank">LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Ohio Needs Basic Elections Reform http://www.theintelligen...es.asp?articleID=15617\" target="_blank">LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Drafting poll workers isn’t best solution http://www.cantonrep.com...333158&Category=3\" target="_blank">LINK
  • OR: Opinion - Reject paper-trail voting; support vote-by-mail http://www.blueoregon.co...1/reject_papertra.html\" target="_blank">LINK
  • TX: Williamson County - New Williamson County elections chief hired http://www.statesman.com.../01/30/30election.html\" target="_blank">LINK
  • VA: Election Security in Virginia One Step Closer http://www.votetrustusa....d=2225&Itemid=113\" target="_blank">LINK
  • VA: Lawmakers want to phase out electronic voting machines http://www.wdbj7.com/Glo...=6006409&nav=S6aK\" target="_blank">LINK
  • VA: Senate passes bill for wider absentee voting http://www.potomacnews.c...49192923281&path=\" target="_blank">LINK
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