By John Gideon on 12/28/2007, 7:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Election officials in Colorado and Ohio seem to have a different opinion every day. Now Colorado SOS Coffman wants legislation that will say that federal certification is good enough. He doesn’t want the state to do any certification testing of voting systems. Of course, that does nothing for any voting system presently used in the state but it may make a difference sometime next year when there are actually federally certified voting systems. Meanwhile Ohio SOS Brunner has reportedly announced that DREs used in counties other than Cuyahoga are alright and don’t have to go away in favor of central-count optical scan. Do either of these people understand what they are doing? It seems not....

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