Archive for April, 2008

Indiana Requires Photo ID to Get Photo ID to Vote

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

On the front page of their website, the Indiana state government is touting National Air Quality Awareness Week. Good thing because something there sure is stinky. Without a shred of evidence of election fraud through identity manipulation in Indiana the Supreme Court ruled yesterday to bring back the poll tax by upholding the law requiring […]

Telling it to The Man

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

This past week, Bev Harris from Black Box Voting, Brad Friedman of Bradblog, and others were invited to submit comments into the record for the United States Election Assistance Commission’s Round Table, which, according to Black Box Voting, “featured an agenda entirely devoted to a what is basically a celebration of computerized vote-counting.” No surprise […]

It’s Up to You New York, New YORRRRKKKKK!

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Bo Lipari from New Yorkers for Verified Voting reports on the latest from the state so nice they named it twice:
It is now official. Liberty Election Systems has withdrawn from the New York market ….New York State now has no DREs [direct recording electronic voting machines] of any type being purchased by any […]

Once Again, An Election Day That is Completely Unauditable

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The question, really, is what if? What if the vote is too close to call? What if the machines break down (these scenarios are endless and in many cases a reality)? What if one of the candidates calls for a recount or an audit? Once again, an election day comes and goes yet these questions […]

PA: The Calls Kept Coming

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Missing Names. Two hour waits. Malfunctioning Machines.
With record numbers of new registrants for a primary election, voter-protection groups have logged some 750 voter complaints across the state today, including at least 150 about malfunctioning machines….
After Richard Brown, of the 5700 block of North 12th Street in Philadelphia showed up at his […]

PA: The Machines are Breaking! The Machines are Breaking!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Voter Rights Group Requests Extended Poll Hours in Philly
Voter Action, a national voter rights group, has asked a Philadelphia judge to extend voting hours tonight until 10 p.m., and to use paper ballots at all voting places where broken machines have been reported. The city’s Board of Elections seems certain to object. The hearing is […]

Electronic Voting Machine Bingo

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Reports [word doc] of malfunctioning electronic machines in Pennsylvania are already making news. Here’s a map of each county in Pennsylvania and what kind of voting machine they use so you can play along at home!
(Hat Tip: Brad Blog)

Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008