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'Daily Voting News' For December 16, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon

A large majority of the news today is from Minnesota where they are still trying to count the votes and figure out just who is the man going to DC.



'Daily Voting News' For December 15, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon

The news has not been written yet but I am hearing from New Jersey that the bill that would have forced the state’s voters to continue to use Sequoia Advantage DREs with no paper audit trail was defeated in one house of the state legislature and the bill in the other house never went to the floor for a vote. Now the state needs to decide whether to wait and hope Sequoia can get a vvpat printer certified or do the right thing and change over to a paper-based voting system.



'Daily Voting News' For December 13 and 14, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon

Another check of the accuracy of Diebold/Premier voting machines has found that they fail in that department. While performing a state mandated audit Montgomery Co Ohio elections officials found that a memory card from one DRE voting machine read five more votes when read a second time during the audit. The county and state are investigating. What does Diebold/Premier have to say? "We have not seen this particular condition anywhere else in Ohio or anywhere else in the country,” according to spokesman Chris Riggall. Clearly Riggall is joking. Of course they haven’t seen this condition in Ohio because Ohio has not done these audits in the past and the lack of audits across most of the rest of the country would ensure that no problems would have been found in the past. Where there are audits that may have found this condition, the condition is ignored or just shrugged-off. What they ignore is that there is federal law that dictates accuracy of voting systems and even the loss of these 5 ballots in a county that saw over 280,000 ballots cast is a violation of that law.



Premier/Diebold Tabulation Software Drops More Votes This Time in Ohio    Story Here  Archive
Kim Zetter Wired 13 December 2008
Officials in Montgomery County in Ohio discovered this week that tabulation software used with touch-screen voting machines in the presidential election failed to count five votes in the city of Trotwood. The voting system in question is made by Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems).

'Daily Voting News' For December 12, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon

Three years ago, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law requiring voter-verifiable paper records by January 2008. Then twice in 2008, the Legislature extended that deadline, first to June 2008, then to January 2009. Now verifiable voting in New Jersey will be delayed indefinitely unless you act.  The bill S2380, and its companion A3458, would undo the the requirement, and establish a "pilot program" for voter-verified paper records. If enacted, S2380 and A3458 could well mean that New Jersey voters will not have verifiable voting in time for the next election for Governor in 2009. The only reasonable course of action now is to require the deployment of a better voting system to meet New Jersey's legal requirement for voter-verified paper records paper optical scan ballots as soon as feasible, but not later than the gubernatorial election.

 



Board of Elections: Voting machines missed votes (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Lynn Hulsey Dayton Daily News 12 December 2008
DAYTON — Montgomery County's electronic voting machines failed to count five votes in Trotwood, an accuracy error that raises serious questions about the continued use of the machines.

'Daily Voting News' For December 11, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
Long time Harris Co. Texas registrar, Paul Bettencourt ran for re-election recently and won that race. Before even being sworn into office again, he resigned to take a job in the private sector, or so he claims.

In today’s featured articles from the Houston Chronicle there is information that may answer the question as to why he resigned. It seems that a lawsuit was filed today in state district court by J. Goodwille Pierre who unsuccessfully ran for a judicial position. He lost by 230 votes. His lawsuit echoes a lawsuit brought against the county elections office in federal court. One of the issues brought forth is evidence that the chairman of the county ballot board had reported that some ballots, after being processed by Bettencourt’s staff, had information obscured by correction fluid. About 5,800 ballots were denied, according to Bettencourt’s office, because the voters had not been properly registered. We will follow both lawsuits.



'Daily Voting News' For December 10, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
Today’s line-up of news is varied. Enjoy.

'Daily Voting News' For December 09, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For December 08, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Local elections office commended (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard 07 December 2008
Since 2004, Premier Elections Solutions has known about the programming error in its software that caused almost 200 ballots to be ped from Humboldt County's final November election tally, but that came as news to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's office.

'Daily Voting News' For December 06 and 07, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Software glitch yields inaccurate election results (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard 05 December 2008

The first of its kind Humboldt Election Transparency Project has uncovered a glitch in the county election's software that resulted in almost 200 ballots not being counted and the county certifying inaccurate election results. The 197 uncounted ballots would not have changed the outcome of any of the election's races, according to Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich.



'Daily Voting News' For December 05, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For December 04, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

County's certified election results wrong (CA)    Story Here  Archive
The Times-Standard 04 December 2008
The results from the Nov. 4 election that the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors certified this week are incomplete, Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich said today.

'Daily Voting News' For December 03, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Duplicate voter database caused error (GA)    Story Here  Archive
TIM CHITWOOD AND CHUCK WILLIAMS Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 02 December 2008
Columbus election workers this morning were able through "constant trouble-shooting" to get past a voter database error that showed some residents trying to cast ballots in today's runoff already had voted.

'Daily Voting News' For December 02, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For December 01, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

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