By John Gideon on 3/9/2007, 4:21pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Johns Hopkins University Professor Avi Rubin reports the following in his blog about his recent congressional testimony; “Finally, I was asked if I thought that a DRE with a paper trail was an adequate voting system. I replied that when I first studied the Diebold DRE in 2003, I felt that a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) provided enough assurance. But, I continued, after four years of studying the issue, I now believe that a DRE with a VVPAT is not a reasonable voting system. The only system that I know of that achieves software independence as defined by NIST, is economically viable and readily available is paper ballots with ballot marking machines for accessibility and precinct optical scanners for counting - coupled with random audits. That is how we should be conducting elections in the US, in my opinion.”...

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  • NAtional: My Congressional Testimony LINK
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  • CT: ‘Scorecard’ to aid election reform LINK
  • FL: Florida Plan Gives Citizens Real Paper Ballots LINK
  • MA: New voting machines give all voters privacy LINK
  • MD: The Student Voting Rights Act would be victory for students who want more electoral involvement. LINK
  • NM: Gallup - Misread ballots force election hand-count LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Inquiry sought on voting errors
    A group says it has 20 complaints of errant tallies by touch screen voting machines. LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Election officials probe complaints about touch screens LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - 20 Voters File Complaint Alleging Touch-Screen Vote-Flipping in Montgomery County, OH LINK
  • PA: 54 counties may be poll-axed
    New federal standards could make most voting machines in Pa. obsolete after 1 year LINK
  • PA: Montgomery County - Voting machine design gets criticism LINK
  • TX: Potter County - Voting machines damaged LINK
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