October 2008

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UConn Report Shows Junk Memory Cards Direct From Vendor

Posted on October 11, UConn has a new report dated October 7th of the Pre-Election testing of memory cards for the August 2008 Primary, Pre-Election Audit of Memory Cards for the August 2008 Connecticut Primary Elections <read> There was a different methodology used to gather cards for this report. Previous reports were of an incomplete […]

DemocracyNow: Greg Palast – Jennifer Brenner

A full hour on voting integrity: I especially recommend the 2nd segment with Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner.  She demonstrates that while she has her hands full in Ohio, she understands the issues and has moved aggressively to improve voting integrity and voter access.  She commissioned the Everest reports and has used them to […]

Times Editorial: Critics Should Not Be Dismissed.

The New York Times in an editorial, That’s a Pretty Big Glitch, nails the issue again <read> In the early days of electronic voting, critics who warned that it was unreliable were dismissed as alarmist. Now it seems that hardly an election goes by without reports of serious vulnerabilities or malfunctions. Unfortunately, for the most […]

Graphic Demonstration: Problems With Machine Recounts

We keep making the case that recounting by machine is unreliable and not up to the demands of Democracy. Kim Zetter has a readable and detailed article describing the ups and downs of the recent Palm Beach recounts. We have always said that recounting by machine can cause the same errors, if any, to simply […]

FAQ: Actions You Can Take To Insure Your Vote Is Counted

Lessons From RI/DC – Hand Recounts & Voter Fraud

The Providence Journal has the story of a very close primary in our neighboring state. There are some interesting lessons here. <read> First there is a reason CTVotersCount wants manual hand-to-eye counts in close races, rather than reading the votes through a machine. Primarily (no pun intended) any machine errors will likely just be repeated. […]

Connecticut Accused Of Purging Voters In Violation Of Federal Law

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released a report that is getting national attention, Vanishing Voters: Why Registered Voters Fall Off the Rolls. The report accuses 19 states of improperly purging voters from the rolls, in violation of federal law. <read> Fifteen years after enactment of the NVRA, however, many states continue to appear […]