By John Gideon on 12/13/2005, 5:22pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Today was a big news day. The Election Assistance Commission announced that they have adopted the new 2005 voluntary voting system guidelines. Diebold is very prominent in the news. We now have a pretty good reason for the sudden resignation of their CEO and President, Wally O'Dell. A securities fraud lawsuit was filed in federal court in Ohio against the corporation and 8 present and former officers. Also, late this afternoon (in fact so late that there is nothing yet in the news about it) it was reported that a security test was done of the Diebold voting system in Leon County, FL. The system failed miserably to stop the intrusion and changing of votes and no record of the intrusion was given though votes were changed. This has resulted in the county elections director to say that he would never use Diebold in an election again. (See BlackBoxVoting.Org for more information)...

  • NAtional: Securities Fraud Litigation Filed Against Diebold, Inc! LINK
  • NAtional: Scott+Scott, LLC Files Securities Fraud Class Action Against Diebold Inc. LINK
  • NAtional: More troops voted than ever before, but were all ballots counted? LINK
  • NAtional: EAC Adopts 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines LINK
  • NAtional: E-Voting Deadline Looms LINK
  • NAtional: Federal panel plans better voting system LINK
  • NAtional: OpEd � John Bonifaz Candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of State - A Voter's Bill of Rights LINK
  • CA: Sutter County - Touch voting OK expected (Sequoia) LINK
  • CA: Humboldt County - Does your vote really count? LINK
  • CT: Editorial - Extend HAVA Deadline LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Broward voters won't be able to double-check ballot with printout LINK
  • FL: Volusia County � Editorial - Reliable elections. County's long-term option: paper ballots for all LINK
  • IN: Voting changes will 'even things out'. Official defends plan to reorganize precincts LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - County to buy voting machines (They are trading in their 3 year old Diebold DREs for new ones) LINK
  • KS: 'Others' may find voting easier LINK
  • KY: Unaligned voters get more role in primary LINK
  • MO: St. Louis County - County is close to contract for new voting system LINK
  • NC: New Voting Systems Could Cost Millions For Some North Carolina Counties LINK
  • NC: Mecklenburg County � Opinion - Shop and Vote LINK
  • NJ: Middlesex County - Stephens still won't concede Edison vote (Sequoia DREs may be the culprits) LINK
  • NY: Citizens gives views on new voting machines LINK
  • OH: Ohio may require voter ID LINK
  • OH: Senate Says 'Yes' to Faulty Election Reform Bill LINK
  • PA: Cumberland County - Voters asked to test 2 ballot systems (TSx and iVotronic) LINK
  • SC: Voting Legislation LINK
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