By John Gideon on 7/28/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Naturally nearly all of the news is from California in regards to their “Top-To-Bottom” review. However for those of you who are concerned about election audits there is also a great report from a group who have been working with VerifiedVoting.

Also reported is that scientists, under the GAO, may get a chance to look at the source code from the machines used in Sarasota Co last Nov.

Back to the “Top-To-Bottom” review; only one of the articles listed, the SF Chronicle article, mentions anything about the accessibility report that was also done by the California researchers, and they gave that report one sentence. The accessibility report says, “Although each of the tested voting systems included some accessibility accommodations, none met the accessibility requirements of current law and none performed satisfactorily in test voting by persons with a range of disabilities and alternate language needs.” In other words if a jurisdiction uses any of the three machines tested for accessibility they are violating federal law (HAVA).

All of those stories, and more, linked below...

  • NAtional: Percentage-based versus SAFE Vote Tabulation Auditing: A Graphic Comparison LINK
  • NAtional: Agreement Reached to Move Holt Election Reform Bill LINK
  • NAtional: Video: NOW Exposes Republican Conspiracy To Steal 2004 Presidential Election LINK
  • CA: CA Releases Results of Red-Team Investigation of Voting Machines: All Three Systems Could Be Compromised LINK
  • CA: California report slams e-voting system security LINK
  • CA: Scientists’ Tests Hack Into Electronic Voting Machines in California and Elsewhere LINK
  • CA: California report slams e-voting system security
    Every tested machine had problems... yes, every single one LINK
  • CA: Findings Released in California's Top-to-Bottom Voting System Review LINK
  • CA: E-voting vulnerable to fraud LINK
  • CA: 3 voting systems faulted LINK
  • CA: State rushes electronic voting study LINK
  • CA: State Vote Machines Lose Test To Hackers LINK
  • CA: Kern County - Voting machines' fate up in the air LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Review shows S.D. voting machines can be breached LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - District 13 debate to look into secret coding LINK
  • IN: Rokita gets $363,000 over faulty voting machines LINK
  • NH: California study reinforces need in the Granite State to rid ourselves of secret vote counting technology LINK
  • PA: Lancaster County - Congress may say 'no' to e-Slate voting LINK
  • TN: Davidson County - Computer glitch affecting early voting in Belle Meade LINK
  • WA: Pierce County whacks polls
    Low turnout forces closure of 40 percent of voting places, auditor says LINK
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