By John Gideon on 9/13/2007, 5:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

A new think-tank has stepped forward to have their voice heard in regards to voting technology. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation correctly argues that paper trails don’t ensure accurate e-voting totals. We agree with that argument. However, rather than use that argument in a move to ban non-transparent DRE voting machines, this group makes that argument and then argues that more non-transparent, unverifiable technology should be used along with the DREs. They want more unproven technology that costs more money and further removes the voters' ability to have a say in the election process.

Today was the deadline for the New Jersey Attorney General to announce what their back-up plan was if vvpat printers were not certified for use on the state’s DREs. The plan? A change to optical-scan and paper ballots? Hand-counted paper ballots? Not hardly. Their plan is to do what they have already told the court they would not do; they want to ask the state legislature to extend the deadline for another six months. Today’s “Enemy of Democracy” Award is presented to New Jersey state Attorney General Anne Milgram.

Those stories, and all the other notables today (a bunch of 'em!) linked below as usual...

  • NAtional: Video: A Quick Update to Dan Rather's 'Trouble with Touchscreens' Report LINK
  • NAtional: Ready or Not, Voting Paper Trail Nears House Vote LINK
  • NAtional: Vote Fraud: It’s Not Just The Machines Part 1 LINK
  • NAtional: Vote Fraud: It’s Not Just The Machines Part 2 LINK
  • NAtional: Paper Trails Don't Ensure Accurate E-Voting Totals, Group Charges LINK
  • NAtional: [Congresswoman]Susan Davis Proposes Amendment to Restrict the Use of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • CT: Caruso refuses to concede, alleges voter irregularities LINK
  • IA: 2006 Gubernatorial Election Shows Paper Ballots the Most Reliable Voting Method LINK
  • IA: Group has concerns about touch-screen voting machines LINK
  • IN: Madison County - State receives 16 more election complaints LINK
  • MA: Editorial - New voting machines reach out to disabled LINK
  • NC: Protests hearings in Cherokee could change tribal election outcome LINK
  • NJ: Backup plans for electronic election machines due by today LINK
  • NJ: AG: State will miss e-voting machine deadline LINK
  • NJ: State can't meet deadline for electronic voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Voting Machines Won't Be Ready For February Primary LINK
  • NJ: Opinion - A vote for a Plan B LINK
  • OH: Voting panel scrutinized
    Experts picked to test Ohio's machines are biased, critics say LINK
  • OH: Brunner plans to test voting equipment LINK
  • OH: Akron - Mayoral Challenger Says Supporters Turned Away From Polls LINK
  • OH: Akron - Primary election ballots delivered too late to be counted LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Recommendations Made to Improve Northampton County Voting LINK
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