Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Did you wonder how Diebold/Premier escaped the axe in Colorado? While all of the other vendors had their machines decertified or had strict conditions set on them Diebold/Premier came away fairly clean. It seems that Secretary of State Coffman is running for Congress next year. The consultants for his campaign also seem to be the consultants for Diebold/Premier. Coffman went a long way to keep Diebold/Premier from being decertified because his testing board recommended that all electronic voting systems used in the state be decertified. Coffman reportedly used his discretion to decide which systems were “substantially compliant”. Diebold/Premier which has gotten consistently negative reports from across the nation got the head-nod and wink from Coffman.
A decision was made in the DoJ complaint against the state of New York. Details are still sketchy but it looks like the state needs to have a plan by Jan. 4.
174 ePROM chips for San Diego Co.’s optical-scan machines were lost somewhere between the California Secretary of State’s office and the county. The chips were packaged in two tubes by Diebold/Premier employees under witness by SoS employees. They were shipped by Diebold/Premier’s normal shipper, FedEx. San Diego Co.’s Registrar, on a witch hunt, is blaming SOS Bowen for the problems.
Cuyahoga Co.’s Board of Elections voted 2-2 on whether to accept SOS Brunner’s plan to change voting systems before the state primary election. The decision is now hers.
Details on all of those stories, and many more today, all linked below...
- NAtional: Voter ID requirement will help fight fraud
- NAtional: Advancing the HCPB Framing, Outreach and Media
- NAtional: No Barking in the Night about the FEC
- AZ: Pima County - Dems Win, but Now Real Fight May Begin
- CA: Decertification Dilemma
- CA: Humboldt County - Voter Confidence Committee requests November election information
- CA: San Diego County - 175 chips for voting machines are lost
Registrar criticizes secretary of state
- CA: San Diego County – Voting-computer chips missing
- CA: San Diego County - CA Sec. of State Sued by San Diego County and Their Former E-Voting Rep Turned Election Official
- CA: San Diego County - Bowen faces vote lawsuit
A post-election audit rule went too far, county claims.
- CO: Sec. of state's campaign advisers also represent e-voting firm
- CO: Colorado Voter Group Comments on Secretary of State's Decisions
- CO: E-voting firm says ties didn't affect Secretary Coffman's ruling
- CO: Clerks: Vote counts will be accurate
- CO: Mesa County - Commission defiant on vote machines
- CO: Prowers County voting scanners decertified
- CO: Weld County - Weld voting machines still certified despite state-wide concerns
- FL: Is your vote worth 10 minutes? 20? An hour? Apparently not in Florida
- FL: Hillsborough County - Elections supervisor miffed about remarks
- NC: Voting machines banned
Other states flag devices still used in WNC
- NC: Other States Question NC Voting Technology
- NV: Voting Machines Used in Nevada Deemed Unreliable in Colorado
- NY: Voter advocates push for scanners
- NY: Hitting the brakes on HAVA
- NY: Judge says NY must comply with voting machine law by Jan. 4
- NY: Judge “embarrassed” by state’s violation of HAVA
- NY: State must start to comply with voting law by January
- NY: New York Citizen Groups Say Forced 2008 HAVA Compliance Would Cause Chaos
- NY: Judge rules on state's failure to comply with HAVA
- OH: Exclusive: BRAD BLOG's In-Depth Post-EVEREST Interview with Ohio's Secretary of State
- OH: Opinion - Investigate Voting Machine Claims
- OH: More Ohio woes? Count on it
- OH: Will Ohio Be the Next Ohio in 2008?
- OH: Voting security under scrutiny
- OH: Athens County - Elections board chair: State report suggests county made correct voting machine choice
- OH: Cuyahoga County – Editorial: Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner must not change Cuyahoga County's voting system
- OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga elections board splits 2-2 on voting-system change
- OH: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of State expected to order changes in Cuyahoga County voting
- OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Secretary of State to decide on Cuyahoga voting machines
- OH: Licking County - County voters don't want to scrap machines
Some oppose spending more money, think tampering is unlikely
- OH: Pickaway County - New voting machines could cost county $500,000
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