By John Gideon on 6/16/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In his WebLog New Yorkers for Verified Voting’s Bo Lipari relates:

The 800 pound gorilla of software development has moved forcefully into New York State, supported by voting machine vendors using Microsoft Windows in their touch screen voting machines and other systems. Over the last two months Microsoft and a cadre of high paid lobbyists have been working a full-court press in Albany in an attempt to bring about a serious weakening of New York State election law. This back door effort by private corporations to weaken public protections is about to bear fruit.

These are the same lobbyists who left a closed door meeting with Senator Feinstein with a satisfied smile on their faces just before her corporate protecting election legislation, S-1487, was completed and filed.

That, and other voting news stories from today all linked below...

  • NAtional: Statistics Can Help Ensure Accurate Elections LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Get to the truth behind voter fraud charges LINK
  • AK: Doogan questions use of electronic voting machines LINK
  • FL: Broward County – Officials To Consider Voting-Machine Plan LINK
  • NY: Watchdog warns of risk to state election law LINK
  • NY: Sides spar over voting machine rule
    Push to change the law pits need to prevent fraud against desire to protect proprietary software rights LINK
  • NY: Microsoft Muscles the NYS Legislature
    Software giant moves to weaken NY Election law LINK
  • OH: Carroll County - Carroll officials decline suggestion to pay county workers to serve at polls LINK
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