By John Gideon on 3/14/2007, 3:31pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today we have a lot of fun stuff that was covered by the media (or not). The two election workers from Cuyahoga Co. Ohio who rigged the recount were each sentenced to 18 months in prison and the judge stated that he felt they were not telling the whole story and that they were covering for someone.

In Georgia the media failed to report that a complaint to the State Board of Elections brought by concerned citizens has now been referred to the Attorney General for investigation and action. The complaint is that the state illegally used Diebold software in elections that was never qualified by NASED for use (a state law requires this). The complaint is against Diebold and state elections officials.

In Sarasota Co. Florida a letter from ES&S to the state and county has come to light. Interestingly this letter was not included in discovery from the state or county but was found on the website of the North Carolina Coalition For Verified Voting. Joyce McCloy of that group has been trying to get people to read and pay attention to this letter for months. Finally someone has and this could be the answer that everyone has been looking for.

And finally the disabilities community and advocacy groups are beginning to speak out against DRE voting systems!

Those stories, and many others, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Blind And Disabled Voter Advocates, Groups Call For ‘Immediate Ban’ Of DRE Voting Systems! LINK
  • NAtional: Election Research Group Applauds Re-Introduction of the 'Count Every Vote Act' LINK
  • NAtional: The FSU Report on the ES&S iVotronic Used in Sarasota County LINK
  • NAtional: Election Fraud, My Ass LINK
  • AR: Early voting bill doesn't seem likely to pass, commissioner says LINK
  • CA: San Bernardino County - Will voters be going back to polls for Measure K? LINK
  • CO: Four counties on ‘election watch list’ LINK
  • CO: Open-access jitters slow election bill LINK
  • CO: Montrose County - County welcomes task force findings LINK
  • FL: It's not quite all systems go as Elections Committee test voting machines LINK
  • FL: Optical-scan ballots best, activists say
    Gov. Crist's reforms are praised, but election advocates tell senators a better paper-trail system is necessary. LINK
  • FL: Lawmakers Test Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Reddick Alleges Glitches Cost Him District 5 Runoff LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Anderson: 'No major malfunctions' LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Voting Problems Cause Confusion In Palm Beach Co. LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Vote Problems Leave Candidates Confused Well Into Evening LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings bullish after pre-election letter shows equipment problems LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - FL-13: Company Warned of Touch-Screen Voting System Defect, But Sarasota Declined to Fix Machines or Caution Voters LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Voting machine maker warned of 'issue' LINK
  • GA: Diebold Certification - Referred to the Attorney General LINK
  • GA: Press Release - GAVV Complaint Referred to the Attorney General for Investigation LINK
  • GA: DeKalb County - State hits roof over DeKalb treatment of voting machines LINK
  • KS: Clay County - Under lock, key
    New technology, software means more security at county election board LINK
  • NM: Federal auditors seek election spending records LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Elections ex-officials get 18-month sentences LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Elections board workers sentenced to 18 months LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - 2 election workers get 18 months for rigging presidential recount LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Election Workers Sentenced to 18 Months for Rigging 2004 Presidential Recount LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Expert OKs flagged voting machines
    They had been pulled aside after voters complained they weren’t operating properly. LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Voting machines given green light LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Luzerne voting machines calibrated LINK
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