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The DRE Borg    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
For the Austin Chronicle
There are about two dozen direct recording electronic vendors from which states could choose, but the big boys are Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia, and Hart.

What the Studies Say and Who Is Certified in Texas?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
In the Austin Chronicle
A compilation of errors found in various studies of voting machines and a list of those vendors certified in Texas

Crashing the Vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
OP-ED from TomPaine.com
No one wants a repeat of the Florida election fiasco in 2000.
That's why both Republicans and Democrats in Congress joined together and passed the Help America Vote Act, which requires states to upgrade their electoral systems.


Lawmakers unveil e-vote security bill    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By Dion Nissenbaum of the Mercury News Sacramento Bureau
SACRAMENTO - California's reliance on electronic-voting technology came under renewed scrutiny Thursday when two state lawmakers unveiled a measure to create new safeguards and a voting-rights group urged voters not to rely on touch-screen machines in next month's election.

One person, one vote, but many problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By Boris Melnikov for the Daily Trojan
About once in a geologic era, an event changes one's perception of a whole organization. For me, that event happened last November when California became the first state to mandate that touch-screen electronic voting machines, now in common use around the country, producing a paper trail when the vote is cast.

Dispute veers to absentee approach
BALLOTS: An election group urges Inland voters to avoid using touch-screen systems.
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By JIM MILLER / Sacramento Bureau of the Press-Enterprise
SACRAMENTO - Escalating a dispute over the reliability of touch-screen voting machines, a non-partisan election group Thursday urged voters in Riverside, San Bernardino and several other counties to obtain absentee ballots for the March 2 election.

Blackwell wants $128M for voting machines
Some legislators say security risks not resolved
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By Susanne Cervenka for the Dayton Daily News
COLUMBUS Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell will request $128 million from the state Controlling Board on March 8 to buy new voting machines despite calls from legislators to reject the proposal.

E-Voting Activists: Vote Absentee    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By Kim Zetter for Wired.news
Activists in two states launched campaigns to urge voters to cast paper absentee ballots in their March primaries, warning that the electronic, paperless voting machines used in those states are open to fraud and may not count votes accurately.

Touch Screen Voting - The lack of a verified paper trail for recounts has critics concerned    Story Here
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
by Tara Treasurefield in Pacific Sun
"The core of our American democracy is the right to vote. Implicit in that right is the notion that that vote be private, that vote be secure, and that vote be counted as it was intended when it was cast by the voter".

Florida shuns paper backup of computer ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By MICHAEL VASQUEZ in The Miami Herald
It is 'extremely unlikely' that Florida voters in November will be able to check their machine-vote ballots against a paper printout before leaving the polls, the head of the state's election process told the Legislature on Wednesday.

Judge rebuffs suggested safeguards for e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By Dion Nissenbaum, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU WRITER
SACRAMENTO - Saying there is no evidence that California's primary election is in danger of being manipulated, a skeptical Sacramento County judge Wednesday rebuffed an attempt to impose new safeguards on 19 counties that use electronic-voting equipment.

Touch-screen voting lacks accountability    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
OP-ED in the Tomah (WI) Journal
Next week when Tomah citizens head to the polls for the Feb. 17 primary election, they'll do so with the assurance that the system that records their votes is simple, accurate and accountable.Unfortunately, not every voter in America has that guarantee.

County commission OKs agreement to buy 115 new touch-screen voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By Jane Moorman, Staff Writer for the Valencia County (NM) News-Bulletin
Valencia County voters will be using new touch-screen voting machine at the municipal elections on March 2.

Maryland Approves Electronic Voting Machines Despite Security Flaws    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By Nia Davis, Staff Writer for The Sentinel (MD)
New electronic voting machines that will be used in the upcoming March 2nd election have minor security problems, according to a state report released last September. The report, issued to Maryland legislators in the fall, stated that there were security weaknesses present in the new voting machines and cited statements from an original study conducted in July by Aviel D. Rubin, associate professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University.

Voter Group Issues Warning on Electronic Voting Systems, Urges Use of Absentee Ballots in Certain Counties    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
Press Release from CalVoter.org
Davis, CA ? The California Voter Foundation (CVF) is urging voters in counties where electronic, touchscreen voting systems are used to instead vote by paper absentee ballot in the March 2 election.

AVS Sidesteps Wireless Security Issues    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
Posted on Thursday, February 19 @ 15:35:00 EST by mhamrick
Electronic voting machine manufacturer Advanced Voting Solutions has published a press release touting users positive experiences using their electronic voting system (see Wireless Use in Presidential Primary Draws Positive Reviews.)

Touch-screen machines attract bipartisan opposition    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By JIM PROVANCE for the TOLEDO BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU
COLUMBUS - A pair of Senate Republican and Democratic leaders yesterday sought to block Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell from awarding contracts for the purchase of new voting technology.

Ex White House chief questions internet voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By Bankole Thompson for the Michigan Citizen
Electronic voting raises concerns security, privacy, fraud
DETROIT ? John Podesta, former White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration, has doubts about the security of Internet voting.


Going digital in the polling place: County using touch-screens in primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 19, 2004
By COREY A. WASHINGTON, Staff Writer for the Redlands Daily Facts
Voting has officially come to the digital age, at least in San Bernardino County, as more than half a million registered voters will now use electronic machines to cast their votes.

Judge denies electronic voting challenge to March 2 elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By JIM WASSERMAN, Associated Press Writer
Sacramento County Superior Court judge denied a legal challenge Wednesday to California's March 2 elections over allegations that new electronic voting systems are vulnerable to hackers.

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