Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Liberty Election Systems (NEDAP) has already been to court in New York and should have a decision early next week as to their argument to be put on the short list of voting systems that can be purchased by the state’s counties. The firm's DRE machine has already been banned in its corporate home in The Netherlands and may soon be banned in parts of Germany. Yesterday Premier Election Systems (Diebold) went to court and obtained a show-cause order directing members of the state Board of Elections to appear for a hearing in state Supreme Court, on Tuesday, to learn why the Premier version of AutoMark was not on the same short list of approved voting systems.
The following message is for the few election officials who are in counties in Colorado and California and a couple other states and who will not be able to use their DRE voting machines. You know who you are. We’ve mentioned this before but the statements are still flowing so it is worth mentioning again: Stop. Whining. Stop whining about not being able to use your DRE voting machines while being required to allow your voters to vote on paper ballots. Yes, you may have to spend a little more time counting your ballots. However, counties all over the country vote on paper ballots and have a majority of those ballots counted at some point on election night. Of course, you’ve now told the media that you won’t be done counting for a week or two so you now have to do all you can to drag out the process so you can be right and you can then thumb your nose at your Secretary of State. Suck it up and do your job and stop acting like spoiled brats....
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- CA: San Diego County - Limited Use Of Electronic Voting Machines To Slow Ballot Counting
- CA: Shasta County - Late voting tally expected
Election official cites return to paper ballots for possible delay
- CA: Tehama County - Paper ballots in Tehama County likely to cause delays
Fewer machines expected at some sites due to decertification of Sequoia voting system
- FL: Ruling ejects public from tally of votes
Florida legal opinion is drawing protests
- FL: Leon County - Some precincts ran out of paper ballots Tuesday
- GA: Voter ID Law Leaves Some Votes Uncounted
- GA: Ga. sticks with electronic voting, despite concerns elsewhere
- IL: Kane County - Warning issued after ballot error in Campton Hills
- MS: Hosemann wants Voter ID soon
- NH: Recount reveals little change in GOP ballots
- NY: Voting machine maker takes Board of Elections to court
- NY: Editorial - If an Election Is Close ...
- NY: Action Needed Regarding Selection of Ballot Marking Devices!
- NY: Otsego County - Otsego GOP to vote on paper
- OH: Cuyahoga County Bites Brunner Bullet, Shells Out $1.5 to Lease Optical Scanners for March Primary
- OH: Montgomery County - Absentee voting glitch found on county Web site
The problem affects those who applied online for a Democratic ballot.
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