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Washoe experiences ballot count problems with missing cartridges    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 10, 2004
Geoff Dornan Bonanza News Service 10 September 2004
Considering that 16 of Nevada's 17 counties were using electronic voting machines for the first time, balloting went remarkably smoothly Tuesday night.

E-Voting: The New Battle Hymn of the Republic    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 10, 2004
by Bob Fitrakis Columbus Free Press 10 September 2004
The fight for Ohio's 20 electoral votes this November is being waged in the courts, the election boards, the polling places and the streets.
When Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell halted the purchase of new electronic voting machines on July 16 after two investigations identified 57 potential software and hardware security threats, North Canton, Ohio's Diebold Electronic Systems' dream of a $100 million contract with the state disappeared.


California joins suit vs. Diebold    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 9, 2004
By Erika D. Smith Akron Beacon 09 September 2004
Diebold's self-appointed nemesis is back and this time she's got a new ally in the California Attorney General's Office.
On Tuesday, the state joined a false claims lawsuit alleging Diebold Inc. knowingly sold shoddy electronic voting machines that put California's elections at risk.


Ruling on voting machines expected    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 9, 2004
By Christine Mahr The Desert Sun 09 September 2004
Larson Justice Center A judge could rule in a week on a lawsuit over how Riverside County handles recounts of votes cast on touch-screen voting machines the kind of machines that will be used in the November election.

E-voting's paper trail gets OK by Napa official    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 9, 2004
By JAY GOETTING Napa Valley Register 09 September 2004
Some voters are feeling a bit more secure about electronic ballots, and Napa County is a step closer to using a new technology at the polling place following the first-in-the-nation trial of a paper trail system in Nevada.
Nevada introduced the innovative feature as part of its electronic voting process in its primary election Tuesday, and Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur was there to see how it was received by voters.


Call for 'hackers' to try to access voting machines draws stern warning    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 9, 2004
By AESHA DUVAL Virgin Islands Daily News 09 September 2004
ST. CROIX - Law enforcement officials and the V.I. Board of Elections issued warnings Wednesday saying anyone who tampers with voting machines will face criminal prosecution.

Printers allow Nevada electronic voters to blaze paper trail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
by Rachel Konrad Associated Press 07 September 2004
CARSON CITY, Nev. - During a relatively smooth primary election Tuesday, Nevada residents became the first in the nation to cast votes on computers that printed paper records of electronic ballots.

California AG joins lawsuit suit against voting companies    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
by RACHEL KONRAD Associated Press 07 September 2004
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer joined a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that voting equipment company Diebold Inc. sold the state shoddy hardware and software, exposing elections to hackers and software bugs.

Voting machine maker accused    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Paul Feist, San Francisco Chronicle 08 September 2004
Sacramento Attorney General Bill Lockyer said Tuesday he would sue electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold Elections Systems for allegedly making fraudulent claims to Alameda County and the state about the security and reliability of voting machines the company sold the county.

Ballots jam county voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By Jesse Hirsch Portage Daily Record 08 September 2004
Columbia County Clerk Jeanne Miller said ballots in next week's primary election may be counted by hand if kinks aren't worked out of the county's voting machines by today.

State Joins Suit Over Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times 08 September 2004
California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer on Tuesday said he will join a lawsuit against voting machine manufacturer Diebold Election Systems for allegedly lying to state regulators about the security of some of its equipment.

State attorney general joins lawsuit on voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By Kate Folmar San Jose Mercury 08 September 2004
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Tuesday decided to take over a false-claims lawsuit against the manufacturer of a touch-screen voting system purchased in California.

Nev. touch-screen voting has paper trail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Rachel Konrad Associated Press 08 September 2004
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada residents became the first in the nation to vote on computers that leave a paper trail, taking part in a primary that produced scattered reports of delays — though none of the serious problems that have cast doubt upon electronic voting systems in other states.

State joins lawsuit against Diebold    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By Ian Hoffman, ANG News 08 September 2004
California ped its criminal investigation of Diebold Election Systems Inc. on Tuesday, instead joining Alameda County and two electronic-voting activists in suing the Texas-based touch-screen voting machine maker.

State joins Diebold suit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Michael Hardy Federal Computer Week 08 September 2004
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has decided to intervene in a pending false claims case against Diebold Inc.'s Diebold Election Systems, effectively taking over the case.

California Joins Suit Against E-Voting Vendor Diebold    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By Keith Regan E-Commerce Times 08 September 2004
The state of California has ped a criminal investigation into the company that sold it electronic voting machines but instead will join an existing lawsuit charging that the company made false claims about the reliability of the machines.
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said he would sign on to the lawsuit against Diebold  after it was determined that there were insufficient grounds to pursue criminal charges.


Request to ID All First-Time Voters Denied    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By Dan McKay Albuquerque Journal 08 September 2004
A state district judge denied a bid Tuesday to require tens of thousands of first-time voters in New Mexico to show identification before casting ballots this fall.

Electronic Voting Machines Add Uncertainty to Close Election Race    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
by Stephen Miller, Special to Corpwatch 08 September 2004
Yesterday, Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of California, joined Alameda county in a False Claims Act case against Diebold Election Systems seeking damages and guarantees for future performance on over $13 million worth of voting terminals purchased by the county. Last week, the Secretary of State of California, Kevin Shelley re-affirmed a ban on four California counties planning to use brand-new Diebold machines that failed to meet certification requirements in time for the November elections. At the same time, Shelley allowed 11 California counties, including Alameda, to re-certify their touch screen voting systems after meeting 23 new security requirements. This is only part of a flurry of activity across the country, as dozens of election commissions, county clerks and voting registrars scramble to maintain public confidence in an election system shaken by the 2000 Presidential election and worries about failures by hi-tech electronic solutions.

Software Glitch Delayed Release of Results    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
KLAS-TV 08 September 2004
(Sep. 8) For the second time during a busy election, the county's election department is plagued with problems. The Registrar of Voters says that software mishap was just one problem they had to deal with, and it must be fixed before the general election.

Judge to rule on e-vote recount challenge within week    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 8, 2004
By: DAVE DOWNEY North County Times 08 September 2004
INDIO Attorneys for Riverside County and Linda Soubirous, a candidate who lost a March bid for county supervisor, squared off in a desert courtroom Wednesday over whether the county adequately recounted the electronic ballots cast in her three-way supervisorial race.
County attorneys are waiting to see if the judge will grant their request to throw the case out of court. Soubirous said she is hoping for a ruling that allows her to see backup election information from the March primary and establishes a minimum range of materials that must be inspected during recounts of future elections, in this rapidly evolving touchscreen voting age.


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