By John Gideon on 2/8/2007, 4:39pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Some things stay the same and some things change. It keeps things interesting. The Associated Press is reporting the following from Cuyahoga Co., Ohio; “Vote totals couldn't be pulled from memory cards of some electronic voting machines used in a special election, forcing poll workers to transport the machines to Cuyahoga County's election headquarters for results to be counted.” This happened the day that the county’s election director, Michael Vu, was resigning under duress. The failed memory cards have failed before. No one has yet got a clue that they need to change the way they are holding elections and the first step should be to get rid of the Diebold TSx machines. // Meanwhile in Sarasota Co, Florida the county Supervisor of Elections and constant proponent of paper-less voting, Kathy Dent, is pushing to get rid of her failed ES&S iVotronic DREs so she can get the optical-scan system that the voters demanded. My how people suddenly change their tunes when the voters speak loudly in an election. ...

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  • NAtional: Statement of the Chairman LINK
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  • NAtional: Feds defend oversight of lab that tests e-voting machines LINK
  • CA: Early Primary Bill On The Fast Track LINK
  • CA: Contra Costa County - Election official to pursue mail-only voting LINK
  • CO: Douglas County - Douglas poll line debacle: Never again LINK
  • DE: Calio: Paper voting backup is likely
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  • FL: Good on paper. But will vote-tracking system cost taxpayers more? LINK
  • FL: DeFede: Let's Not Rush Into A New Voting System LINK
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    Gov. Crist's plan to dump touch-screen voting machines deserves strong backing LINK
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  • FL: Sarasota County - Key senator calls for probe of voting machines in Fla. contest LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Feinstein orders federal investigation of Florida vote LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Feinsten calls for review of machines in Sarasota race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Paper ballots on fast track LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - County aims to avoid vote center mistakes LINK
  • OH: Opinion - It was time to go LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Some voting machine memory cards unreadable in special election LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Vote cards fail, delaying results
    'Everything has been accounted for' as backup system works LINK
  • NY: Ulster County mulls vote-by-mail option LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Voting machines questioned
    Panel wants to know if machines same ones that were certified. LINK
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