By John Gideon on 1/27/2008, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Ohio’s Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, has dictated that all counties must replace their Direct Recording Electronic voting machines with optical-scan machines. This was all done before the state announced a $1.9B shortfall in revenue. The media are now reporting that Brunner has two choices if she doesn’t back down: force the replacement and don’t help counties to pay for new machines or remove from office all officials who defy her wishes.

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project has announced that they have begun a clearinghouse for election problems at the polls. Illinois voters are encouraged to go to their blog and report the problem. This sharing of information is vital to our discovering problems and getting those problems solved. ...

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