Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
In an updated article, Brad Friedman reveals that while the Sequoia spokeswoman, Michelle Shafer, claims that their Intellectual Property (IP) must be protected, in fact, they don’t even own the IP used on their voting systems. It is still owned by Smartmatic of Venezuela, the previous owner of Sequoia.
Does the State Attorney’s Office that has jurisdiction in Broward Co Florida really expect us to believe that there is no conflict of interest when the county writes a no-bid contract with ES&S for $5.4M for new optical-scan machines, where one of the county commissioner’s husbands works for the lobbying firm that represents ES&S? He was also the lobbyist who sold the county $18M worth of junk DREs in 2002. Are they blind or do they just think the voters are stupid?
Those stories, and more, all linked below as usual...
- NAtional: Few states allow overseas troops to vote by e-mail
- CA: Bowen: Paper ballots will remain at polls
- CA: California secretary of state 'amazed' at upcoming Profile in Courage award, she says at Cabazon event
- CT: ROVAC President Addresses Dead Voters - Media Remains Dead To Larger Issues
- NJ: NJ Judge Gives Go Ahead to Independent Review of Sequoia's Failed Touch-Screen Voting Machines [Updated]
- NJ: Judge allows review of voting machines with discrepancies
- NY: Otsego County - Counties buying new voting machines
- PA: Centre County - Survey on paper-trails a nuisance to some voters
- PA: Lackawanna County - One in 5 ballots a write-in
- TX: Waller County - Waller vote probe testing patience at Prairie View A&M
Attorney general began inquiry in December 2006
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