By John Gideon on 6/27/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

ES&S seems to have complied with the demand from the California SoS’s office that they provide their source code as part of the state’s “Top-to-Bottom Review” of all voting systems used in the state. I say “seems to” because ES&S delivered source code but would not let the state have the code that is sitting in escrow, per state law, for exactly the purpose of a review of their voting system. This is a growing story with a lot of unanswered questions. Also, is it not enough that we have given a few corporations too much involvement in our voting process (with more to come if S-1487 is signed into law)? Now Salt Lake Co. Utah is actually discussing allowing companies to advertise at the polls in exchange for providing a minimum of five uniform dressed “volunteers” as poll workers. I can see it now, a banner running across the DRE screen announcing, “Today’s election is brought to you by WalMart”...

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