December 2007

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Rush Holt: Confidence In Voting Act of 2008

Will the third Act be the charm? Rush Holt to introduce the “Confidence In Voting Act of 2008”. As drafted, fully supports the bill and will work for its passage. (Read on for our reasons for supporting this bill and what it means for Connecticut) Thursday Alternet reported Rep. Rush Holt to Push for […]

New York Times: Broken Polls

New York Times Editorial, Broken Polls <read> Election officials hate to admit how vulnerable their voting systems are to errors and vote theft. .. Election officials across the country should be asking the sort of tough questions Ms. Brunner and Mr. Coffman have. In 2000, the nation only confronted the flaws in its voting technology […]

History Lesson from Bob Fitrakis: 1980, 1984, 1988

Bob Fitrakis is author of How the GOP Stole America’s 2004 Election & Is Rigging 2008, with Harvey Wasserman. He has an interesting blog post covering recent history of electronic election suspicions. It is 1984 plus 1980 and 1988. It is not George Orwell fiction, but George Bush reality. Behind Every Bush — There’s A […]

Diebold/Primier DOJ Investigation, CO and CA Conflicts Of Interest

Another excellent report by Brad Friedman covering the DOJ investigation of Diebold/Premier along with a blatant conflict of interest by the Secretary of State of Colorado <read> Excerpts below.

Brad Friedman Interviews Ohio Secretary Of State — Discusses Concerns With Central Scan Solution

In a follow-up to the Ohio voting machine reports and the dramatic action of Ohio’s Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, Brad Friedman interviews her about the report, her critics, and concerns with the solution of central count optical scan. <read> Note:  Connecticut does use central count optical scan, only for absentee ballots.  Perhaps less of […]

Harvey Wasserman on New Ohio Voting Report: “The 2004 Election Was Stolen? Finally We Have Irrefutable Confirmation”

Harvey Wasserman on Democracy Now! covers the gamut of issues in Ohio and the implications of the Ohio Report on top of reporting and research over the last several years. <listen> The Ohio Report adds to the overwhelming evidence from the Brennan Center for Justice, The Carter-Baker Commission, the Conyers Report, California Reports, and from […]

Ohio Report: Eliminate Precinct Count Optical Scan

Report recommends votes central count optical scan voting <read> Update: The Free Press discusses the report and we point out implications for Connecticut. Read after the following update. Update: Microsolve Executive Summary Report <read> To summarize, if you are concerned about the safety of your medical records or credit card information – the threat to […]

LHS Drops Support For 41 Mass Communities

Worcester Telegram: Election technology needs update, Vendor won’t service city’s current system <read> City Clerk David J. Rushford said LHS Associates of Methuen, the company that provides technical support for the city’s election system, has indicated it will cease providing such support for the generation of Accu-Vote System machines used by the city as of […]

Diebold Attempts To Avoid Election Transparency Laws

In a last-minute filing, e-voting equipment maker Diebold asked a North Carolina court to exempt it from tough new election requirements designed to ensure transparency in the state’s elections. Diebold obtained an extraordinarily broad order, allowing it to avoid placing its source code in escrow with the state and identifying programmers who contributed to the […]

Comparing Voting Computers To Electric Meters

We often hear voting computers compared to ATMs. We have debunked< the notion that Voting Computers can be trusted like ATMs. Today an article by the Courant's consumer watchdog, George Gombossy, Once Again Meter Madness, has me considering how Connecticut’s Voting Computers and Electric Meters are the same and different.