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S. Election Assistance Commission's failures do not stand
alone. The Secretaries of State in these 14 states and the
Supervisors of Elections in every county where the machines
were used had 4 years to uncover discrepancies and press
Diebold/Premier to get it right.
Palm Beach County, Florida, has twice flipped the winner in a
local judicial race and revealed grave problems in the
county's election infrastructure, including thousands of
misplaced ballots and vote tabulation machines that are
literally unable to produce the same results twice.
mysterious technological failures raises new and troubling
questions about the county that played a crucial role in the
2000 presidential election debacle, and is one of a handful of
counties considered pivotal in the upcoming presidential
election. Voting advocates are fearful that problems here --
and perhaps in other election hot spots -- could trigger a
replay of the disputed 2000 election. Continued.
Election 2008. New machines, new election, and Sarasota's
still can't count our votes. Another troubling election in
Sarasota ¦and Hillsborough and Manatee and Palm Beach
and Broward and . . . A recap of this Tuesday's election in
Florida sounds eerily familiar. Sarasota can't count votes.
Only this time there's paper to prove it. And this time they
can't blame the voters for Florida's failed voting systems.
Although the cause of the failure is different as are the voting
machines. The recovery is vastly different. This time instead
of denying the problem exists and holding out for court
fisticuffs, they scooped up our paper ballots and simply
counted them by hand. Problem solved? No. In at least three
Florida counties, Election Supervisors responded to their
voting machine failures with all the seriousness and
responsibility of a third grader's, "The dog ate my homework
[that Daddy Diebold did]." ... Florida 2008 Primary 08/29/2008
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|A Margin of Error
ES&S election monopoly blocked. Still at least 17 ways to
steal or botch your next election.
The Department of Justice’s block to ES&S’s nationwide election
grab is a major victory for all Americans. But does nothing to
ensure honest and accurate elections. Check these 17 ways to steal
or glitch your next election. 3/2010 Continued . . .
ES&S Acquires Premier Election Solutions
This is just wrong on so many levels 9/2009
When Voting News reported on ES&S acquiring Premier Election
Solutions, they commented, “Monopoly anyone?” But this
acquisition is just wrong on so many levels.
Yes, the monopoly. ES&S's website boasts that ES&S voting
systems counted approximately 50% of the votes in the last four
major elections. 67 million registered voters vote on ES&S
machines. 97K iVotronic touch screens are installed in 20 states
and approximately 30K scanner tabulators are installed in 43 states
and worldwide. While Premier Election Solutions (Diebold) Global
Election Management System (GEMS) is used in more than 1,000
election environments throughout North America.
While the acquisition of Premier indeed adds munitions to ES&S's
arsenal. The monopoly is but a part of the troubling equation.
Continued. . .
DIEBOLD FINDS ELECTION DIVISION BUYER; ES&S TO
CONTROL MOST U.S. ELECTIONS
By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2009
Bargain-basement sale price; Anti-trust complaints to be filed;
Dreadful history of failure by both companies
Merger causes concern among Election Integrity experts...
The world's largest corporate e-voting supplier is about to become
even larger. Today, TX-based Premier Election Solutions, the
beleaguered and oft-failed voting division of OH-based parent
company Diebold, Inc., announced they have been purchased by oft-
failed e-voting goliath Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S).
The move, if allowed to stand, would "consolidate most U.S. voting
under one privately held manufacturer," according to one election
watchdog who has announced plans to file an anti-trust complaint
concerning the sale with the Department of Justice. Continued at
|Georgia residents challenge voting machines, Macon.com, 07/13/09
By GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA -- A group of frustrated Georgia residents is
challenging the state's touch-screen voting system, telling the
state's top court Monday that there's no way to ensure each ballot
cast is recorded and tabulated properly.
The lawsuit targets the electronic voting system adopted in 2002 in
the aftermath of the Florida voting debacle that made Georgia the
first in the nation to have uniform touch-screen voting statewide . . .