Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
By John Gideon on 4/10/2009, 3:58pm PT  

Voters in Salina, Saline County, Kansas went to the polls this past Tuesday and some of them had their votes flipped by the county’s ES&S iVotronic machines. Our ‘Featured’ article talks about the vote flipping and gives some new information. Kansas was warned about ‘vote flipping’ in an October letter from the Brennan Center and Verified Voting. Naturally they ignored that warning.

ES&S has now admitted that their touch screens lose calibration during the day, from normal use, and that they have to be recalibrated on occasion. The county seems to be sure that no flipping was done without the voter noticing it; a baseless assumption. They think that the voters review their ballot before hitting the “Vote” button. That is a false assumption according to studies. The county also thinks they can go to the internal audit log to find out what happened. That is not possible because the voters touch on the screen happens before the audit log records anything. ...

**"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or BradBlog.Com**