Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
A large majority of this evenings fare is again from Colorado and Ohio. The big story, though, may be the story that has not yet been made public. The New York Times Magazine, this Sunday, is running a massive article by Clive Thompson called “The Bugs In The Machines”. At one point Thompson says, "The earliest critiques of digital voting booths came from the fringe --- disgruntled citizens and scared-senseless computer geeks --- but the fears have now risen to the highest levels of government." I’m sure those disgruntled citizens and scared-senseless computer geeks will be anxiously awaiting this article. I know, as a proud “disgruntled citizen”, that I will.
Links to details on all of the above and more, all follow below...
- NAtional: NY Times Magazine To Run ‘Massive, Scary’ Cover Story On America’s E-Voting Disaster This Sunday
Cover Graphic Said To Show Exploding Voting Booth with 'WARNING' Label: 'Your vote may be lost, destroyed, miscounted, wrongly attributed or hacked'
- NAtional: Opinion - Court should uphold voter photo ID law
- AR: St. Francis County - Election Commission hires Wright as new coordinator
- CA: Los Angeles County - California approves two voting devices
Decision clears the way for the Feb. 5 election to proceed in L.A. County.
- CA: Los Angeles County - State puts Inkavote system on notice
- CO: Voting machine maker [Hart] accuses Colorado of shifting standards
- CO: Sides face off in vote-counting debate
- CO: Distributing Unhappiness in an Equitable Way
- CO: With Few Options, Colorado Considers All-Mail Vote
- CO: Many say paper
- CO: Legislature hears vote options
- CO: Many vote for polling places
At public hearing, residents and county officials question the security of mail-ballot-only tallies
- CO: Voting goal: Avoid '08 chaos
Legislature poised to sort out system for state elections
- CO: Ballot question - paper or electronic?
- CO: Cacophony of voices brings no ballot clarity
- CO: Ouray County - De-certified voting machines: what does it mean?
- CO: Weld County - Clerk skeptical of mail-in general election ballot
- IL: Paper or Touch-Screen? Air Ballot Concerns Tonight
- IN: Lake County – Opinion - Clay should embrace plan to cut precincts
- NY: NY election board submits voting-machine timetable
- OH: Ohio to Offer Paper Ballots in March
- OH: Brunner issues paper-ballot requirement
Counties must provide one to any voter who asks
- OH: Brunner: Scrap touch screens
Secretary of state wants to switch to scanned paper ballots.
- OH: Election officials have mixed reaction to Brunner plan
Secretary of State has called for a voting machine switch, but some are worried about the cost.
- OH: Ohio to offer paper ballots
- OH: Opinion - OUR VIEW: Double trouble invited into primary election with Brunner directive
- OH: All Ohio counties told to offer choice of paper ballot for March election
- OH: Paper ballots could delay election results, officials say
- OH: Jilted touch-screen voting vendor prefers low-key reaction
- OH: Franklin County, OH Election Official Pleads Guilty to 'Profiting from Contracts for Voting Machines'
- OH: Lake County - Choosing how to vote
- PA: Mercer County - Voting Machine Questions
- PA: Wayne County - State will reimburse Wayne for voting machines
- TN: Group calls for paper trail on Tennessee elections
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