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

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today we have much more from California including the first talk about counties filing a lawsuit to stop Bowen from forcing them to meet new requirements. The Houston Chronicle has editorialized about the CA decisions and the fact that officials in Harris Co Texas should look into using some of the security measures newly mandated in California. The Kentucky AG has requested that the SoS re-examine voting machines used in that state. A New York newspaper is gloating because the state has yet to decide what system they are going to use for elections and they will save millions by not going down the same path as other states. Meanwhile the Miami Herald points out that the vendors are making money by putting out garbage, forcing jurisdictions to change systems. In Mississippi elections are happening today. The vvpat printers on the state’s Diebold DREs are jamming and at least one county is blaming the humid weather. A call to a paper products wholesaler proved what I thought was true; thermal paper as is used in vvpat printers is NOT affected by humidity.

Links to all of those stories, and the other notable voting news, all below...

  • NAtional: “Dan Rather Reports” to Investigate Irregularities in Touch-Screen Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: Saving the Youth Vote LINK
  • NAtional: A Visit to Diebold Elections Systems, Inc., in Allen, Texas LINK
  • NAtional: Restore health to America's elections and pull the plug on SDD virus threat LINK
  • NAtional: It is IMPOSSIBLE to Prevent Voting Machine Hacking LINK
  • CA: LOU DOBBS VIDEO: Democracy At Risk In California LINK
  • CA: E-voting gets bitch-slapped in California LINK
  • CA: Some Bay Area Counties Could Go To Paper Ballots LINK
  • CA: Opinion - E-voting paranoia, or the right course?
    Debra Bowen's decision to decertify voting machines in 39 counties may help restore public confidence in elections. LINK
  • CA: Columnist - Dan Walters: Ruling on e-voting irrational LINK
  • CA: Editorial: Bowen's decision opens way for electoral chaos
    It's up to the secretary of state to ensure that presidential primary runs smoothly LINK
  • CA: California Severely Limits Electronic Voting LINK
  • CA: Switching to paper ballots costly
    $35 million price tag to end electronic voting LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - E-voting changes to hit county hard
    Officials fear missing certification deadline LINK
  • CA: Butte County - Future of county voting machines in doubt LINK
  • CA: Butte County - Electronic voting systems decertified LINK
  • CA: Kings County Elections Officials for Now Voters Will Not Be Able to Vote Electronically LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - Officials certain e-vote system will be recertified LINK
  • CA: Napa County - Napa's e-voting system fails hacking test
    Uncertainty over touchscreen machines for ’08 elections LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - New voting system could cost $6 million LINK
  • CA: Riverside County – Columnist - The Paper Product LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - County to push absentee ballots in wake of electronic voting ban LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Paper ballots win key vote LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - County to encourage absentee voting LINK
  • CA: San Luis Obispo County - Election results may be delayed
    Effort to improve voting security may bring 90-minute delay of outcomes LINK
  • CA: Santa Clara County - Voting-machine costs add up
    Decertification Decision To Delay Results, Registrar Says LINK
  • CA: Santa Cruz County - Voters won’t feel new e-voting rules, but Santa Cruz County elections staff will LINK
  • CA: Tulare County - Electronic voting machines to get security overhaul LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Our view: Still not secure
    Flaws in optical-scan voting machines require fix, more frequent audits LINK
  • FL: Vote-machine makers profit from mistakes LINK
  • FL: Diebold Flaws Pose Election Risks in Fla. LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Wexler: Optical scans best at safeguarding voting integrity LINK
  • KY: Stumbo Checking Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • MS: Voters find missing ballots, software problems at polls LINK
  • MS: Some troubles arise in early balloting in Mississippi LINK
  • MS: Hinds County Voting Problems LINK
  • MS: Marion County - Humid weather blamed for paper jam in Marion's voting machines LINK
  • NY: N.Y. wise to wait on upgrade for election systems
    State has saved millions as other states have stumbled on poor choices. LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - DRE Voting Machines Proven Fatally Unsecure in California - What Will It Take for Bucks County to Learn the Same Lesson? LINK
  • PA: Monroe County - Voting site in Middle Smithfield moved in response to errors LINK
  • TX: Harris County – Editorial - Ballot security: Experts question electronic vote machines LINK
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