By John Gideon on 8/4/2007, 2:27am PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

My apologies for the lateness of DVN this evening. I, as many in the Election Integrity community, waited to provide the news of the actions of California Secretary of State Bowen with respect to the voting systems used in California. In a clear victory for the EI community and the voters in the state Secretary of State Bowen has announced the following actions: ES&S InkaVotePlus used only in Los Angeles County has been decertified. Hart Intercivic version 6.1 was withdrawn from use in the state by the company. The other systems by Diebold, Sequoia and Hart all had approval for use withdrawn with conditional reapproval for use in the state primary election on 5 February 2008. The conditions for reapproval are tough and thorough with Diebold and Sequoia limited to one DRE per polling place for use by voters with disabilities on election day....

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