By John Gideon on 2/15/2007, 4:34pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

I never thought I would be in agreement with a Florida Secretary of State but Kurt Browning was exactly right when he stated, "The interest groups are looking for a system that is 100 percent perfect. I don't know how many times I have to tell them this: it's just not going to happen." The statement was aimed at groups like American Association of People with Disabilities and Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition and People For The American Way. These groups argue against solutions that will allow the disabilities community and the foreign language community to vote in private and without assistance while preaching that only Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines are the solution.

Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein formally asked the Government Accountability Office to do a “top to bottom investigation” of paperless voting machines with a focus on the machines used in Sarasota....

  • NAtional: Top senator calls for electronic-voting probe
    Feinstein mentions Sarasota undervote in her letter to GAO LINK
  • NAtional: Senator Feinstein Asks GAO to Investigate Sarasota County Electronic Voting Systems LINK
  • NAtional: One in 5 overseas Americans unable to vote in elections LINK
  • NAtional: Report: Overseas voters still struggle to have voices heard LINK
  • NAtional: My two cents on electronic voting machines LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - The City may require e-voting disclosure LINK
  • CO: Electronic Voting Machines At Center Of Heated Debate
    Opponents Say Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines Unreliable LINK
  • FL: Paper Trail Difficult To Blaze LINK
  • FL: Lee County - Optical scan voting best for Lee County LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Clerk’s spending back in spotlight LINK
  • IL: Kane County clerk spends $250,000 his budget doesn't have
    Didn't ask board: Purchasing new election equipment costly for county LINK
  • IN: Following the paper trail: Sen. Hume argues for changes in voting process LINK
  • NM: Pima County - Peep Show
    Watchdogs worry that someone's been sneaking a peek at early-ballot results before Election Day LINK
  • NY: Ulster County - Ulster panel to examine mail-in voting process LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Proposed bill could ban electronic voting machines LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Voting machine concerns
    Committee looking into whether balloting in last two elections done on certified equipment. LINK
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