Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

State-by-State Election Update

Posted in voter disenfranchisement by allisonkilkenny on October 18, 2008

From John Gideon:

18 days until Election Day

Today was a day for court decisions. Finally a judge in New Jersey has released the Princeton University report on the state’s Sequoia Voting Machines. Earlier Sequoia had released their response to the report. After the recent failures of their voting systems in Palm Beach Co. Florida and Washington DC Sequoia must be very concerned about this report and what it contains. One item of note is that the inspection and resulting report was the result of an election problem that called into question the accuracy of the Sequoia Advantage voting system. The cause of that failure is discussed in the Princeton report but that section of the report is one of the only sections that Sequoia ignores.

Also this morning the Supreme Court sided with the voters of Ohio and freed the Secretary of State and county election officials from a ruling by a lower court that would have caused as many as 200,000 voters to lose their right to vote in this election.

Featured – Insecurities and Inaccuracies of the Sequoia AVC Advantage
9.00H DRE Voting Machine
http://citp.princeton.edu/voting/advantage/

Featured – OH: Ohio Democrats Win at Top U.S. Court in Voting Fight
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=a5EBGhvepnG4&refer=home

National: Robert Koehler – Our national juncture
http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2008/3243

National: Report Card: How States Fix Voting Machine Issues
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00350.htm

National: E-Vote: Report Sends Wake-Up Call to Election Officials
http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/422402

National: States warned to prep for election glitches
http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=348702

National: Americans put revamped voting technology to test
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE49G0VG20081017

National: Big turnout, long lines expected at the polls
Officials say they are ready for vote
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20081017/NEWS0106/810170466/1008/NEWS01

National: Study: Ohio ready for election, Ky.’s not
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20081017/NEWS0106/810170408

National: Several US states not ready for accurate e-voting – report
http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/government-law/public-sector/news/index.cfm?newsid=11520

National: The Election Protection Wiki: A Dynamic Website Helps Safeguard America’s Right to Vote
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Election-Protection-Wi-by-Steven-Freeman-081017-33.html

National: Coalition mobilizes to protect the vote
http://www.pww.org/article/view/13861

AZ: State has ongoing criminal inquiry on RTA election, Goddard confirms
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/fromcomments/262856.php

CA: San Diego County – Walk the Vote! A Pre-emptive Strike on Voter Fraud in Our Fine City
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/ive-got-issues/2008/oct/17/walk-the-vote-a-pre-emptive-strike-on-voter-fraud-/

CO: New Colorado Voters Are Told to Reregister After Failure to Check
Box on Form
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/us/politics/17vote.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin

CO: Study: Colorado Not Ready for Voting Problems
http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7664381&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

CO: Rise in Voting by Mail Transforms Race in Colorado
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/us/politics/17colorado.html

CO: Election readiness panned
http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_10740735

CO: Colorado election snafu roundup: Are we ready for Nov. 4?
http://coloradoindependent.com/11745/colorado-election-snafu-roundup-are-we-ready-for-nov-4

CT: 90% voter turnout predicted for Connecticut
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/localnews/ci_10743576

CT: Bysiewicz: No one in Connecticut will be disenfranchised due to home foreclosure
http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/Bysiewicz-No-one-in-Connecticut-will-be-disenfranchised-due-to-home-foreclosure3692.shtml

IL: Cook County – Early voters on track to set record
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=101089

IN: Delaware County – Dems: Expect long lines on Nov. 4
Democrats are warning voters to expect long lines on Election Day,
while Republicans accuse Democrats of grandstanding.
http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20081017/NEWS01/810170344

IN: Shelby County – Power cord puts kink in test
Officials plan to check voting machines Tuesday
http://www.shelbynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=93&ArticleID=57970&TM=61732.87

MD: Study: Md. Not Ready For All Election Problems
http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/17736343/detail.html

MO: Show Me the Vote! Gears Up for November Election to Protect Voters from Disenfranchisement
http://www.kctribune.com/article.cfm?articleID=18428

MO: Missouri voting system ranked as one of most ready
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20081017/BREAKING01/81017033

NC: N.C. votes are in — early voting already underway
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20081016/ARTICLES/810160287/0/ARTICLE

NJ:  Judge agrees to release voting machine report
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/10/machinevoting_critics_are_due.html

NJ: Sequoia Voting Systems Refutes Academic Report Related to Court
Case on the Constitutionality of Electronic Voting in New Jersey
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/sequoia-voting-systems-refutes-academic/story.aspx?guid={A652EF08-9D4C-4C1C-8FF5-05DB4AAD1DCB}&dist=hppr

NJ: Judge releases report on NJ voting machines
http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/national-news/ap/2008/10/17/judge-releases-report-on-nj-voting-machines

NJ: Reports claim tampering risk in NJ voting machines
http://www.packetonline.com/articles/2008/10/17/the_princeton_packet/news/doc48f8df66baae1696338016.txt

NJ: Jersey voting machines susceptible to hackers, report finds
http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/B3/20081017/NEWS0301/81017034/1123/NEWS02

NJ: Sensitive reports loom on electronic voting
http://www.packetonline.com/articles/2008/10/17/the_princeton_packet/news/doc48f7e6c458be2033077491.txt

NJ: Rep. Holt Statement on New Jersey Voting Report
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2978&Itemid=51

NM: Dona Ana County – Elections official: concerns on vote tallies not true
http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_10747907

NY: Audit: Are NY counties ready for Election Day?
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny–votingmachines1017oct17,0,7275858.story

OH: Jennifer Brunner asks high court to decide ballot issue; hearing as early as Friday
http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/10/jennifer_brunner_asks_high_cou.html

OH: Q&A voting fraud
http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/10/17/copy/fraud_case_q_a.ART_ART_10-17-08_B1_0IBKK5I.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

OH: Elections officials: Don’t expect results on Election Day
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/10/17/ddn101708election.html

OH: Ohio Litigating Its Way Through Election Cycle
Partisan Distrust Rampant in Swing State
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/16/AR2008101600702.html

OH: Supreme Court Sides With Ohio Election Official
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122425922129244747.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

OH: High court rejects GOP in Ohio voting dispute
Republicans had won order that state do more to check eligibility
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27238980/

OH: Justices Rule Against Ohio G.O.P. in Voting Case
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/washington/18scotus.html?ref=us

OK: State GOP to renew voter ID bill efforts
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20081017_16_A12_OKLAHO286317

TX: Editorial – Don’t vote straight-ticket
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/editorials/stories/DN-flip_19edi.State.Edition1.2917cd6.html

TX: Texas faulted on preparations for Election Day
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/10/17/1017voteproblems.html

TX: One study hits Texas’ voting-equipment system; another praises election Web site
http://www.star-telegram.com/state_news/story/980684.html

VA: Spin-free polls will smooth election
http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/spinfree-polls-will-smooth-election

VA: Va. Election Preparations Inadequate, Study Finds
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/16/AR2008101603641.html?hpid=topnews

VA: Record voter registration, no sign of fraud
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/17/record-registration-no-sign-of-fraud/

WA: Number of felons still may be on Wash. voter rolls
http://www.examiner.com/a-1642229~Number_of_felons_still_may_be_on_Wash__voter_rolls.html

WI: “My Vote, My Right” program tackling voting rights abuses
http://dailykenoshan.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6966&Itemid=106

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