Daily Voting News For April 17, 2007

Published: Wed 18 Apr 2007 01:30 PM
Daily Voting News For April 17, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
In a “Wired News” article today, Kim Zetter reports in part, “Symptoms consistent with a known software flaw in a popular electronic voting machine surfaced widely in a controversial election in Sarasota County, Florida, last November, despite county officials' claims that a bug played no role in the election results, according to documents obtained by Wired News.
“Activists say the flaw might have contributed to the high number of lost or uncast votes in a now-contested congressional race.
“Incident reports from the election reveal Sarasota County poll workers from at least 19 precincts contacted technicians and election officials to report touch-screen sensitivity problems with the I-Votronic voting machine. In those incidents, voters were forced to press the screen harder and repeatedly to register a vote. The complaints mirror the symptoms of a bug that the machine's maker, Election Systems & Software, revealed prior to the election in a warning unheeded by the county.”...
NAtional: Teepen: GOP cries of voter fraud are a shameless lie LINK
National: Voting Machines Vulnerable to "Serious" Vote-Flipping Attack LINK
National: Statement by EAC Commissioner Hillman Regarding Release of Voter Fraud Consultant Report LINK
California: Riverside County – Columnist - No time to be 'Blaise' about voting LINK
California: San Diego County - Cuyahoga County Ohio elections official Michael Vu Just Hired on in San Diego, California (& Comparing voter fraud with election fraud) LINK
Florida: Senate ties early primary to voting machines with paper trails LINK
Florida: FL-13 - House to begin probe into Fla. election LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Florida-13 task force to hold first meeting today LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Task Force Briefed on Contested Florida 13 House Race LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Docs Point to E-Voting Bug in Contested Race LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Docs from Florida Election Describe Problems with Machines LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Bye bye to Cleveland GOP Election Chair Bob "Ballots for Bush" Bennett LINK
France - Protesters sue to stop use of French e-voting machines LINK
Netherlands - Dutch government vows revamp of computer voting machine policy after critical report LINK
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