Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Sequoia has now been sold, yet again. This time the new owners are the present management team. Who is really behind the purchase and what was the final purchase price? Smartmatic paid $16M for the company which represented a $7M loss for its previous owner. Also, now that the Venezuelans are not involved who is going to do all of the ballot programming?
Is Cuyahoga Co Ohio too big for Diebold/Premier? That’s a question being asked by the media and probably some members of the county Board of Elections.
Poll workers failed to remove the results cartridges from seven Sequoia Advantage machines in Camden Co New Jersey. If the votes on those cartridges won’t affect any races the votes won’t be considered in the final tally, according to state law. Election officials wonder why voter turn-out is so low. That’s one reason.
Counting of ballots in Lackawanna Co Pennsylvania was much slower than expected either with or because of Premier/Diebold employees running the optical-scan machines. Was the hold-up a ploy to make optical-scan systems look bad and to sell the county DREs?
Lawrence Co Ohio reports that votes have been flipped due to a software error by ES&S.
This is it for today. DVN will be on hiatus until Monday....
- NAtional: U.S. Voting Technology Leader Sequoia Voting Systems Announces New Corporate Ownership
- NAtional: Getting in Touch with the Inner VVSG
- NAtional: Just a Few 'Glitches'?
- CA: Counting paper ballots means long wait
- CA: Riverside County - Supervisors' e-mails violated law, DA says
- CA: San Bernardino County - Next election results may take days
- CA: San Francisco - SF Charges Voting Company With Breach Of Contract
- CA: San Francisco seeks reimbursement for election problems
- CA: San Francisco - S.F. prepares to sue voting machine company
- CA: San Francisco - Voting machine vendor under fire
- CA: San Mateo County - Election picture still shaping up
- CO: Uncertainty looms for 2008 election in Denver
- CO: Denver election woes bode ill for 2008
- CO: Denver – Columnist - LITTWIN: What's wrong here?
- CO: Denver clerk: Much to do by '08
- CT: Rage for (and against) the machine:
New voting technology draws mixed reviews
- CT: Middlefield recount in motion
- FL: Fla. asked to detail balloting procedures
- FL: Sarasota County – Opinion - Election rules in limbo
- IA: Voting by mail?
- IA: Culver wants to explore voting by mail
- IA: Johnson County - Human error, number of early voters lead to counting glitch
- IN: La Porte County - Some glitches at polls
- MT: Election chief views mail-in balloting as success
- NJ: Atlantic County - Software blamed for delay of Atlantic County vote counts
- NJ: Camden County errors trap votes in a few machines
- NJ: Essex County - Seven voting machines replaced in Essex County
- NJ: Mercer County - Judge orders county to open machines to tally leftover votes
Poll workers did not turn over cartridges when the polls closed
- NY: US to NY: You Gotta HAVA Faulty Voting Machine
- NY: Civic Groups Blast Department of Justice Proposal to Gut Standards
- NY: State elections board discusses U.S. lawsuit in closed session
- NY: Election activists call for return to paper ballots
- OH: Ohio Election Justice Campaign, Justified
- OH: State will review voting trouble in northwestern Ohio county
- OH: Glitches delay vote count for Seneca, Putnam
- OH: Stealing Ohio 2004 – The Case Heats Up
- OH: Cuyahoga County's rocky election night leaves a lot of questions
- OH: Lawrence County - Township race result flipped because of error
- PA: Fayette County - Official blames election Web site errors on database 'glitch'
- PA: Lackawanna County - Vote-Counting Woes in Northeast Pennsylvania
- PA: Lackawanna County - Voting system ‘just totally antiquated’
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