Texas Director of Elections Ann McGeehan sent a letter to all state Election Officials authorizing them to create "emergency paper ballots" in light of statewide failures by Election System & Software, Inc. (ES&S) to provide ballots in time
Diebold, the notorious voting-machine company, paid some $275,000 to Abramoff’s firm, Greenberg Traurig, with the apparent aim of keeping legislation requiring paper trails in the voting process from getting into the Help America Vote Act.
California’s new voter registration database — whose creation the federal government once called a model for other states — may prevent thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in a June 6 statewide election, officials fear
The day before he spoke at the VoteTrustUSA workshop, Martinez had presented a paper at a colloquium in Princeton, NJ. The paper presented four solutions to what he called the"alarming erosion" of American voter confidence following the las
Dalack, an appellate lawyer who recently won a seat on the Tequesta Village Council, is refusing to take the oath of office because it requires him to "support, protect and defend" the federal and state governments. To him, that's the e
The absolute lack of transparency in U.S. voting systems yields unverifiable election results, which can only be accepted on faith. In Chicago voters are asked to trust the results produced by malfunctioning machines operated by a privately owned for
Ohio's top elections official, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, said he discovered the shares for Diebold Inc. while preparing a required filing for the Ohio Ethics Commission. Makes vot
Meanwhile...in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, where plans to use Diebold's hackable Electronic Voting Equipment have recently been nixed, Plan B seems to be failing too. The machines they'd hope to use instead have now been shown to be
The Florida state Attorney General has subpoenaed the 3 Electronic Voting Machine companies who have all refused to do business with Leon Co. since they discovered that Diebold's optical-scan voting system was vulnerable to hackers.
A federal judge whose own home was flooded after Hurricane Katrina has rejected pleas to delay the city's April 22 elections, saying he shared residents' "burning desire for completeness." [It's not like your past elections were
The FEC rules would leave almost all Internet political activity unregulated. The proposal would, however, require paid advertisements for federal candidates on the Internet to be paid for with money regulated by federal campaign law.
A suit will be filed in San Francisco's Superior State Court in response to Secretary of State Bruce McPherson's recent re-certification of Diebold Electronic Voting Machines in the state.VoterAction.org on behalf of several plaintiffs, **QQ*
[There are only a few seats left folks!] Join us Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 5:00~6:30 p.m. for the release of a new report on Arizona’s campaign finance system and a robust discussion with the nation’s leading experts on campaign finance.
The current Arizona Governor, Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, has reportedly been complying with these rules, as she recently vowed to attend "50 parties in 50 hours" one weekend, in order to secure those Lincolnesque donations from the requi
The state of Maryland is poised to put its entire $90 million investment in Diebold touch-screen e-voting systems on ice because they cannot produce paper receipts. The state House voted 137-0 to prohibit election officials from using AccuVote-TSx to
This week the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School issued a report that says that millions of voters in seven states may be disenfranchised due to the type of voter registration databases used in those states, including Io
Ion Sancho, the Election Supervisor of Leon County, Florida who exposed a number of security flaws in Electronic Voting Machines made by the Diebold corp. has today launched legal "breach of contract" proceedings against the company.
About 4,000 students who took the main SAT college entrance exam last October received incorrectly low scores because of problems with the scanning of their answer sheets. The College Board, which owns the exam, notified college admissions offices of
The March 14 local elections are the first test for new voter-identification requirements that voters imposed on themselves in 2004 with their passage of Proposition 200. That means when residents trek to the polls, they'll have to do more than r
What would you call a well-meaning employee at a law firm handling Diebold’s legal strategies who leaks key documents outlining problems with voting machines to the secretary of state and a newspaper reporter?
"New Mexico has chosen paper ballots as the best system to secure our election process."
The battle between Election Officials and Election Integrity Advocates has been simmering and intensifying for some time. Last week, in Arizona, one such confrontation boiled over briefly into an outburst...
Inveterate Huff Po contributor, R.J. Eskow picks up on our coverage of the latest mind-blowing Dieboldery by California Sec. of State McPherson and what it may bode for the Golden State as the GOP sets their sights on political manifest destiny. C
Now we have no idea what that "IrDA" port is meant to be used for with a touch-screen voting machine, but we do know that the IrDA (Infrared Data Association) is an Infrared port used for wireless connection between two devices. We used to
Top Democratic lawmakers also criticized what they called Ehrlich's "last-minute endorsement" of paper ballots and called the governor's concerns inconsistent with his prior support for the Diebold machines.
The Maryland Board of Elections allowed Diebold to operate its touch-screen voting machines during the state's 2002 gubernatorial election and the 2004 presidential primaries before they certified the machines in violation of state law,
Calls for Paper Ballots, Decries Lack of Security, 1000% Increase in Maintenance Cost for Diebold Voting System! In Letter to Election Board, Guv of Diebold's Model State Declares He 'No Longer Has Confidence in Their Ability to Conduct Fair
Thousands of lobbyists were unable to file their disclosure reports electronically as required by a new congressional system. Unable to use the new filing method, they were forced to print out their reports and mail or fax them with a cover letter ex
An effort to empower each head state election official with the power to cancel elections may be real, but what else do they want?
A letter from the Pentagon to Secretary of State, Jan Brewer, has resulted in the introduction of HB 2148. However, the bills provisions exceeds the request by the Department of Defense only to provide voting priviledges for troops deployed before a