Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is going to battle against ES&S over maintenance contracts and annual fees. The county has a plan that will save them $200,000 and they want annual contracts. ES&S wants a three-year contract and they claim that they are not bound by any promises made by their sales staff because they think that’s a “little unfair.” ES&S has also told the county that they are going to raise their cost for machine coding and ballot preparation by up to six percent. ES&S has given the voters and tax payers of Luzerne Co. a gift that keeps on taking; sucking tax payers’ money away from the county. ES&S: today’s “Enemy of Democracy.”
Clearly Ohio state’s Republican lawmakers are going to do all they can to put up roadblocks to stop SoS Brunner from doing any inspection of the state’s voting machines. Payback for Brunner firing the state Republican Chair and County Board of Elections boss, Bennett?
Those stories, and today's other notable voting news, all linked below...
Proposed federal law looks to add paper trail, force change in equipment LINK
Flaws with the system? LINK
Unauthorized person tried to hack into Johnston County voter registration data. LINK
Votes won't be counted; Postal Service probing late delivery of 200-plus LINK
Election bureau chief proposes change to firm that would cut over $200,000. LINK
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