By John Gideon on 9/5/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

It’s been a hectic day today with HR-811 going to the Rules Committee as it must before going to the floor for a vote. The Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether amendments can be added to the bill; what amendments will be accepted; or whether the process will be open to all amendments. While some are telling their supporters that the bill is going to the floor tomorrow, we are hearing from a committee staffer that no decision has been made and the bill may still have to go before the committee again.

Meanwhile a New Jersey Superior Court Judge has told the state that they had better figure out how to replace all 10,000 of the state’s DRE machines with optical scan and the state has 8 days to figure it out. It seems that the vvpat printers to be used on DREs made by Sequoia and Avante have been proven to be garbage and the state ignored a ruling from the court made weeks ago that the state have a back-up plan by today. The state ignored the court.

Those stories, and the other notable voting news from today, all linked below as usual...

  • NAtional: Exclusive: Amendment To Ban/Restrict Touch-Screen DREs May Be Brought To Holt Bill! LINK
  • NAtional: Crunch Time for E-voting Reform LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting reform bill scheduled for House vote this week LINK
  • NAtional: House to consider e-voting reform bill
    A bill that would require all e-voting machines to have paper trails and forbid them from having wireless or Internet connections is set for a vote LINK
  • NAtional: Voting Systems Recommendations LINK
  • CA: Solano County - Sacramento County offers to loan Solano voting machines in November LINK
  • MD: Baltimore - Glitch-free primaries predicted LINK
  • MS: Kemper County - Kemper Vote Could Be Challenged LINK
  • NC: Instant runoff raises doubts
    Polling system will be tested Nov. 6 in Hendersonville LINK
  • NC: North Carolina Now Officially Banana Republic? LINK
  • NJ: State given 8 days to replace 10,000 voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Another Blow To Voting Machine Vendors LINK
  • NJ: Judge demands alternative voting machine plan LINK
  • PA: Why HR 811 Is Good For Pennsylvania LINK
  • Netherlands: Dutch computer voting machine company caught editing Wikipedia entry LINK
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