Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Journalist, radio personality and friend Pokey Anderson opened her excellent article, “Peering Through The Chinks in the Armor of High-Tech Elections” thusly:
Virtually everything else about elections should be public and transparent. But somehow, secrecy has come to cloak many aspects of elections.
First off, the software counting votes is secret.
A raft of other aspects of elections are secret or obscure, including who owns and runs voting machine companies, who their programmers are (google Jeffrey Dean & Diebold for one hair-raising example), reports by certification entities and many experts, and even raw exit poll data by the nation’s biggest exit polling group. All secret.
That voting news story, and many other important ones, all linked below...
NOTE FROM BRAD: Welcome back, Big John! And perhaps your regular readers would enjoy a photo of the man behind the DVN. Here he is enjoying much happier times off the grid last week. Here's to hoping he got plenty of rest to go with all that fish...I think he's gonna be needing it...
...And now back to your regularly scheduled Daily Voting News...
Vendor discounts woes, blames poll workers. LINK
What the heck is vote caging, and why should we care? LINK
Dems, Pima seeking probe of possible rigging LINK
County dismisses critics of elections—office hires LINK
County elections chief says process could create 'impossible' situation LINK
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