By John Gideon
on 6/4/2007, 8:00pm PT
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
In a combined statement Common Cause, VerifiedVoting.Org and VoteTrustUSA have said the following to Senator Diane Feinstein regarding her election reform legislation:
There is copious evidence that e-voting machines are prone to malfunctions and vulnerable to malicious software attacks, yet over 35 million registered voters will cast their vote on an unverifiable, unauditable, paperless electronic voting machine in November 2008 unless Congress acts urgently to correct this unacceptable reality. Voters everywhere agree that all voting systems should produce a verifiable, re-countable paper record. We know too much to recklessly gamble with the 2008 Presidential election.
This statement is in regard to the lack of any solution in the Feinstein bill to address the widespread problem of paperless voting before the 2008 Presidential election.
That story, and other notable voting news today, all linked below...
NAtional: Looking for a Single Name: What Congress Member Would Vote Against the Banning of Illegal, Invisible Unverified Electronic Ballots? LINK
NAtional: Will Electronic Voting Reform Create New Ways to Steal Elections? LINK
NAtional: Action Alert! Call your member of Congress Monday to vote 'no' on HR 811 LINK
AL: Voting felons dispute decided LINK
AZ: ACLU sues to restore vote to some felons LINK
FL: Law limits touch screens
Voting will be done primarily by optical scan LINK
NJ: Gusciora Eagerly Awaits Results of Trial Run With Paper-Verified E-Voting in Warren County LINK
NJ: Warren County - Paper trail will be put to the test as Warren votes LINK
NJ: Warren County voters to achieve first in Tuesday's primary LINK
TX: Jefferson County - Texas Attorney General Says ES&S Instruction Manual Does Not Have To Be Released To The Public LINK
UT: Pricey Presidential Primary Less of a Boon to Utah LINK
UT: Salt Lake County - SLCO to Join Others Opposing Federal Election Bill LINK
WV: (And Ohio) - Elections Changes on Horizon LINK
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