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Daily Voting News For August 23, 2008

Published: Mon 25 Aug 2008 02:27 PM
Daily Voting News For August 23, 2008
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Today many of the articles could have been “Featured” but I chose one because it contains one of what seems to have become Premier/Diebold’s requisite half-truth. In our featured article Premier spokesman, Chris Riggall is quoted as saying, "There are no votes that are lost here; the votes remain on the memory cards, and the original ballots still exist." This is all true. The votes remain on the cards and, when voting is done on a paper ballot the original ballots still exist. As factual as this statement is, it does not tell the true story. The problem with the Premier machines (all of them sold for the last 10 years that use the GEMS software) is that in some circumstances the system will tell the operator that it has downloaded the votes from memory cards but the votes are never downloaded and tabulated. This problem is not readily apparent which is clear because it has existed for 10 years and was only found by accident. One thousand votes would have been lost in Ohio if the problem had not been discovered. How many votes have been lost nationwide over the past 10 years?...
Featured - FL: Elections officials back machines despite reported glitch LINK
National: Premier Continues Proud Tradition of Diebold E-Voting Screw-Ups LINK
National: States Rush to Dump Touchscreen Voting Systems LINK
National: Overseas voting is not just a duty, it’s a chore LINK
Arkansas: Faulkner County - Sec. of State releases summary of May 20 election foul-up LINK
California: Yolo County - Should the votes of dead people be counted at elections? LINK
Florida: Voting officials aren't worried about glitch LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Glitch could affect vote Tuesday LINK
Georgia: Hall County - No worry over voting machines here
Touch-screen problems elsewhere not seen in Hall County LINK
Illinois: Voting machine software glitch affects DuPage County LINK
Ohio: Alert issued regarding vote-counting errors
Equipment used nationwide, including Ohio, can cause votes to go uncounted. LINK
Ohio: Summit County - Summit board deadlocks over election hours LINK
Texas: Superintendent: Elections 'a nightmare' LINK
Wisconsin: GAB to Limit Election Observation LINK
**"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**
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John Gideon
Co-Executive Director
VotersUnite.Org
www.votersunite.org
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democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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