By John Gideon on 7/12/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In an excellent article posted at OpEdNews, Andi Novick has this to say

'Comply with the law, or take your business elsewhere' is an excellent response to a vendor who essentially said to New York - take my business on my terms or we vendors may not want to do business with you, New York. After choosing to ignore New York’s 2005 law requiring voting vendors to place the source coding for the software that runs their voting systems into escrow with the State Board of Elections (SBOE), Avante has the gall to make this disingenuous argument in which it purports to blame New York for Avante’s refusal to comport with our Law.

And from the PhillyBurbs blog comes the following:

There’s movement on the electronic voting front. Unfortunately, it’s in the wrong direction. H.R. 811, Rep. Rush Holt’s (NJ-12) bill is a darling of the any-legislation-is-better-than-no-legislation crowd. Apparently they haven’t learned the lessons of Medicare Part D, NAFTA, CAFTA and No Child Left Behind. H.R. 811 may have come from a good idea, but the bill has been so weighed down with dangerous changes that at this point, it will do more harm than good if passed.

Those stories, and today's other notable voting news items, all linked below as usual...

  • NAtional: It’s Very Simple Really LINK
  • NAtional: EAC Ungags Tova Wang
    Expert Hired to Write Voter Fraud Study Now Allowed to Speak About It, Commission's Burying, Altering of Her Report... LINK
  • CA: When Dungeons & Dragons meets California elections LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - BREAKING: California Judge To Rule County Must Rehold Election After Diebold Touch-Screen Election Records Destroyed by County Officials LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County – Editorial - Ripe for fraud LINK
  • FL: From $3,150 each to practically worthless
    Six counties still owe $33-million on obsolete voting machines. LINK
  • FL: Charlotte County - Voters tell of election problems
    Election group leaders cite machine problems LINK
  • FL: Miami-Dade County - Dade to shop for optical vote scanners
    Miami-Dade's elections chief was told to negotiate with three optical-scan vote machine vendors and return to county commissioners with a recommendation. LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - County warily OKs $3.1 million for optical scans LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County – Editorial - True test of fewer polls will be 2008 LINK
  • MT: Laurel - Council approves mail ballot election LINK
  • NY: Avante's (Not Very Good) Offer to New York Voters LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Making money on voting machines LINK
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