By John Gideon on 7/30/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As expected today’s news is mostly from California in response to the “Top-To-Bottom” Review. In their response to the California “Top-To-Bottom Review” Sequoia had this to say about accessibility:

As for the Accessibility report, Sequoia’s equipment complies with all requirements of the current 2002 VVSG as well as all California state requirements. Sequoia has worked with both national and local accessibility groups to design our voting system and we continue to do so in an effort to make all of our voting equipment as accessible as possible and continually improve our products as advances are made in technology to better assist persons with disabilities.

The fact that they can say their machines comply with all requirements is amazing. The Sequoia Edge I and II tested in California has a toe-to-knee distance of 26.5 inches. The 2002 VVSG require 30 inches minimum. We can’t expect either of the other two vendors to be any more factual in their defense of their systems.

Links to Sequoia's excuses, and a great deal of coverage of California's landmark reports and other voting news from around the country, is all below...

  • NAtional: California Finds DRE Touch-Screen Voting Systems Easily Hackable, as House Dems and PFAW Strike Deal to Use Them in American Elections Anyway LINK
  • NAtional: Will Kucinich Reintroduce HR6200- Hand Counted Paper Ballots? LINK
  • NAtional: Votescam LINK
  • NAtional: A Publicly Owned and Controlled Voting System Ensuring Transparency and Oversight by the People or Nothing LINK
  • CA: Response From Sequoia Voting Systems to the California Secretary of State’s Office on the Top-to-Bottom Review of Voting Systems LINK
  • CA: Hart InterCivic Responds to California SOS Top-to-Bottom Review LINK
  • CA: California May Get Audits Right --- So What Took 'em So Long? LINK
  • CA: Post Election Audit Standards Report - Evaluation of Audit Sampling Models and Options for Strengthening California’s Manual Count LINK
  • CA: Voting machines breached in 'top-to-bottom' review
    'The veneer of security has evaporated': Hackers given shot at California devices LINK
  • CA: Today's Voting Machines Post - Prove It LINK
  • CA: California finds e-voting riddled with flaws LINK
  • CA: California voting machine security tests uncover serious vulnerabilities LINK
  • CA: Probe Reveals Hanky Panky With Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • CA: Today's Hearing on Electronic Voting Machines in California LINK
  • CA: Flaws in voting systems found LINK
  • CA: CA 'Post-Election Audit Workgroup' Recommends Improving Standards, Procedures to Ensure Accurate Election Results LINK
  • CA: Three E-Voting Systems Susceptible to Attack, California Team Finds LINK
  • CA: Study: Hackers Could Change E-Voting Machine Results LINK
  • CA: California finds three electronic voting systems vulnerable to hackers LINK
  • CA: Report: E-Voting Systems Hackable LINK
  • NY: New York will continue to use old voting machines LINK
  • OH: Elections officials find ways to replace aging poll workers LINK
  • OH: In Violation of Federal Law, Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election Records Are Destroyed or Missing LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Officials hoping more municipal workers will staff voting places LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Part II – Squire v. Geer: Facts the Magistrate left out are even more shocking than the ones he included LINK
  • WA: "Sometimes Vote Suppression is as Important as Vote-Getting": Cleaning up WA Voter Rolls LINK
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