By John Gideon on 8/18/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

At least two California counties have announced that they may change from touch-screen voting to paper and optical scan. Of course this means buying more equipment from the vendors. Rather than just buying more they should be turning to the vendors of their failed touch-screen systems and demanding their money back. If nothing else, the California “Top-To-Bottom” review proved that the machines the vendors peddled were unreliable, inaccessible, and insecure. It’s time that the vendors were held responsible for their sales practices. Not to be outdone, election officials in some Pennsylvania counties are demanding that they be allowed to use their AVS WinVote system. The federally certified lab iBeta has stopped testing the latest AVS product because AVS decided not to pay their bill. Before they stopped testing, though, iBeta found 1,946 source code anomalies, 25 serious documentation problems, and an unauthorized change of motherboards. Election officials want to ignore those problems....

  • CA: Getting the Election Watchdog Message in the Media LINK
  • CA: Riverside County registrar of voters to consider other companies for paper ballots and scanners LINK
  • CA: Riverside County, CA to Hold Sequoia Accountable for Lies, Faulty Voting Machines? LINK
  • CA: San Bernardino County to go back to paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Larimer County - Officials fear voting plans will be tardy
    State must recertify systems LINK
  • CO: Montrose County - Re-certification delay prompts county clerk to go all-paper LINK
  • PA: PA Counties May Return to Lever Voting Machines - or Paper - After E-Vote Vendor Refuses to Pay Federal Test Lab LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Voting Plan B may be needed LINK
  • TX: Judge dismisses Democrats' e-vote lawsuit LINK
  • WV: Kanawha County - Guard Against Misplaced Ballots LINK
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