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Two Florida Counties, DRE & Scan, Drop Diebold

Published: Mon 19 Dec 2005 05:23 PM
Two Florida Counties, DRE & Scan, Drop Diebold
Kathy Dopp - uscountvotes.org
A little off-topic, but the members and contributors to US Count Votes might find these useful ...
Two Florida Counties, one using Diebold optical scan machines, and another using Diebold DREs have scrapped Diebold and decided to switch to ES optical scan voting machines and the AutoMARK ballot marking device. ES voting machines are independently auditable; its optical scan machines are easier for election officials to use; and they use a more secure operating system.
Volusia County, FL Dumps Diebold Too!
Opts for Transparent, Accountable Elections (Instead of Diebold Elections) After a Protracted Battle...
This just in...After various protracted legal battles (funded by the National Federation for the Blind, which had received a $1 million "donation" from Diebold previously) and along with the news out of Leon County, Florida,
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002156.htm
Volusia County has now come to their senses and also decided to dump Diebold voting machines!...
URL: http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002169.htm
Yesterday the main stream press covered the Leon County, Florida story. The following three AP, Miami Herald and USA Today articles might be excellent to print and give to your local officials with a one page cover letter you write with bullets taken from the articles:
FL: Leon County - New tests fuel doubts about vote machines
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/13410061.htm
FL: Leon County - Elections supervisor: Some Diebold voting machines can be hacked
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/13413981.htm
FL: Leon County - County says electronic voting machines can be hacked
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-12-15-opticalvoting_x.htm
I hope the above information will help you in our fight to ensure democratic elections.
Best,
- Kathy Dopp

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