By John Gideon on 4/7/2007, 5:35pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

A few years ago the government of Ireland purchased Liberty voting machines, the same machines that are being marketed, unsuccessfully so far, in New York and other eastern states. After receiving the machines from the vendor Irish computer scientists found that http://www.belfasttelegr...ics/article2430307.ece\">the machines were not secure. Unlike in the US where we continue to use DREs that are insecure, the Irish government put the machines into warehouses. So far the Irish tax-payer has spent 51 million euros for this scheme. Some local jurisdictions have purchased leases of up to 25 years for storage of machines and now the government wants to bring all of the machines in the country together into an unused aerodrome for storage. This means buying out leases and no one knows yet how much all of this is going to cost.

That voting news story, and other notable ones today, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Amend H.R.811 to Allow States to Use Audits to Confirm ALL Federal Election Outcomes LINK
  • CA: Opinion - Realistic poll machine test looks likelier LINK
  • CO: El Paso County - Tuesday's mail balloting saved about $209,000 LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Elections officials aim to lure more Haitian-American voters to polls LINK
  • KS: Voting bill future in doubt because of added measure
    Proponents of voter ID could thwart bill which would help rural voters LINK
  • MD: Senate OKs paper-trail votes LINK
  • OK: Sequoyah County - Two candidates contest election results LINK
  • SC: St. George - Protests upheld; panel seeks new mayoral vote in St. George
    Next stop is Court of Common Pleas LINK
  • IReland: Govt facing buy-out of 25-year leases to store e-voting machines LINK
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