By John Gideon on 4/16/2007, 4:48pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As reported by BRAD BLOG:

While revelations surrounding the mysterious 18,000 "undervotes" in the November 2006 U.S. House election between Christine Jennings and Vern Buchanan in Florida's 13th Congressional district continue to inform the nation about the dangers of electronic voting machines, new information has recently come to light exposing a shocking lack of responsible oversight by those entrusted with overseeing the certification of electronic voting systems at the federal level.

An investigation into what may have gone wrong in that election has revealed a serious security vulnerability on some, and possibly all, versions of the iVotronic touch-screen voting system widely used across the country. The iVotronic is a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) touch-screen voting machine manufactured by Elections Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S), the nation's largest distributor of such systems.

That story, and today's other notable voting news, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Exclusive: ES&S Touch-Screen Voting Systems Found Vulnerable To ‘Serious’ Viral Vote-Flipping Attack; U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Refuses To Issue Warning LINK
  • NAtional: Severe Insecurity in the ES&S iVotronic Electronic Voting System LINK
  • NAtional: EAC Requests Review of Voter ID, Vote Fraud and Voter Intimidation Research Projects LINK
  • NAtional: Open Letter to Congressman Ehlers LINK
  • NAtional: Pending Election Reform in Congress Doesn't Give Citizens Right to Sue LINK
  • FL: Academics Call Foul On Florida Test of Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Task force to look at Jennings' challenge
    Panel meets Tuesday to review Southwest Florida congressional election. LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Congress to begin inquiry into contested Fla. House seat LINK
  • MO: Carnahan wins federal lawsuit over voter rolls LINK
  • MO: Federal Judge Finds Against U.S. Dept. of Justice in Missouri 'Voter Fraud' Case LINK
  • NJ: Sussex County - Busy-bee election workers getting everything ready LINK
  • NJ: Warren County - Warren at voting's cutting edge
    Paper proof of tally. First N.J. county to be up and ready. Could serve as model for rest of state. LINK
  • NY: Microsoft Says – We Won’t Escrow LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Bye bye to Cleveland GOP Election Chair Bob "Ballots for Bush" Bennett LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Wanted: qualified people to rebuild Cuyahoga’s elections system LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County – Opinion - Brunner goes 4-for-4 LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Response to voter complaints over privacy: Extension cords LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - $7 extension cords will boost privacy at polls, panel says LINK
  • PA: Court rejects state's protests to voting machine suit LINK
  • PA: Case Moves Forward Against Pennsylvania Voting Machines LINK
  • PA: Electronic voting under legal scrutiny in the US LINK
  • TN: State officials oppose paper trails for voting machines LINK
  • VA: Virginia Bans New DREs in First Step Toward Verifiable Voting LINK
  • WI: Voting officials work to fix flaw in the system
    Bug leads to inaccurate reports LINK
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