By John Gideon on 9/14/2007, 7:50pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is going to battle against ES&S over maintenance contracts and annual fees. The county has a plan that will save them $200,000 and they want annual contracts. ES&S wants a three-year contract and they claim that they are not bound by any promises made by their sales staff because they think that’s a “little unfair.” ES&S has also told the county that they are going to raise their cost for machine coding and ballot preparation by up to six percent. ES&S has given the voters and tax payers of Luzerne Co. a gift that keeps on taking; sucking tax payers’ money away from the county. ES&S: today’s “Enemy of Democracy.”

Clearly Ohio state’s Republican lawmakers are going to do all they can to put up roadblocks to stop SoS Brunner from doing any inspection of the state’s voting machines. Payback for Brunner firing the state Republican Chair and County Board of Elections boss, Bennett?

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

  • NAtional: How to steal an election...How do we stop it? LINK
  • NAtional: New Voting Machines Can Save Our Democracy LINK
  • NAtional: Touch-screen machines may be voted out
    Proposed federal law looks to add paper trail, force change in equipment LINK
  • AK: Parnell asks for review of state voting machines
    Flaws with the system? LINK
  • CO: Election integrity sold down the river in Colorado LINK
  • CO: The letter of the law is not enough LINK
  • CT: Cromwell vote to be audited LINK
  • CT: New voting system to be audited in 11 precincts LINK
  • CT: State Will Perform Manual Checks On Voting System LINK
  • CT: Doubts Cast On Voting Machines LINK
  • NC: Johnson County - State Foils Attempt To Access Voting Records
    Unauthorized person tried to hack into Johnston County voter registration data. LINK
  • NJ: For presidential primary in N.J., the votes won't have paper trail LINK
  • NJ: New Jersey Voters Must Trust Machines in Primary LINK
  • NJ: N.J. to miss voting deadline LINK
  • NY: St. Lawrence County - Voting machine aids those with disabilities LINK
  • OH: Sens. Carey, Stivers Ask Ohio's Brunner 23 Questions on Voting Test Project LINK
  • OH: Opinion - Test Election Machines Fairly LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Absentee ballots arrive late in Summit
    Votes won't be counted; Postal Service probing late delivery of 200-plus LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Voting machine warranty debated
    Election bureau chief proposes change to firm that would cut over $200,000. LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Voting privacy still an issue LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Election board focuses on touchscreen machines LINK
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