Daily Voting News For October 29, 2006

Published: Tue 31 Oct 2006 11:28 AM
Daily Voting News For October 29, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
"The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of the manufacturer of electronic voting systems used in Denver and Arapahoe County by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist government of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. The federal inquiry is focusing on the Venezuelan owners of the software company, the Smartmatic Corp., and is trying to determine whether the government in Caracas has any control over the firm's operations, officials and others familiar with the investigation said", according to the New York Times ...
National: E-VOTING TRAIN WRECK 2006: The Week In Review LINK
National: [For a little fun] Double up at the voting table LINK
National: U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties LINK
National: U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chavez LINK
National: U.S. investigates voting-machine maker LINK
National: Voting Machine Firms Confirm U.S. Probe LINK
National: Can This Machine Be Trusted? LINK
National: Problems with registration list could prevent voters from being able to cast ballots LINK
National: Columnist - Inviting an election crisis LINK
National: Election Bulletin: Mail-in vote problems, what to do to safeguard your mail-in vote! LINK
National: Can This Machine Be Trusted? LINK
National: Election Day may be bumpy ride LINK
National: The Case vs. Diebold (or any other Electronic Voting Machine Vendor, for that matter) LINK
California: For first time, majority of Californians may vote absentee LINK
California: County registrar is confident that machines are secure LINK
Illinois: DuPage County - Election commission hasn’t exactly earned full vote of confidence LINK
New Jersey: All of New Jersey to vote electronically on Nov. 7 LINK
New York: New voting machines empower disabled LINK
Ohio: Experts see possible problems with voting , officials debate election outcome LINK
Pennsylvania: Delaware County - New electronic voting machines ready to be put to the ultimate test next week LINK
Washington: Island County - Mother charged with felony for signing daughter's ballot LINK
Wisconsin: Election officials preparing new voting machines, rules, database LINK
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