Green Party (NY) Urges a Full Hand Count of Ballots in 7th Senate District

The Green Party of New York said today that it supported a full recount of the votes in the contested race for New York State Senate District 7. Jeff Peress, a Nassau County State Committee representative to the Green Party of New York State, stated that though he “did not care for any of the […]

Bishop & Alessi’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

Congressman Tim Bishop (CD-1) and New York State Assemblyman Marc Alessi (AD-1)have recently been de-elected  when it turned out that their election night vote counts were off by several thousand in their opponent’s favor in very close races. I have no sympathy for Congressman Bishop.  Congress shoved the awful “Helping America (not be able to) […]

NYC BOE Security Concerns on Optical Scan Voting

Original Letter October 29, 2009 Mr. Todd Valentine Co-Executive Director New York State Board of Elections 40 Steuben Street Albany, NY 12207-2108 Mr. Robert Brehm Co-Executive Director New York State Board of Elections 40 Steuben Street Albany, NY 12207-2108 Dear Mr. Valentine and Mr. Brehm: At the direction of the Commissioners of Elections in the City […]

Wired: Diebold Quietly Patches Security Flaw in Vote Counting Software

Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold, has patched a serious security weakness in its election tabulation software used in the majority of states, according to a lab that tested the new version and a federal commission that certified it. The flaw in the tabulation software was discovered by Wired.com earlier this year, and involved the program’s […]

Web-site compares Electronic Voting Machines to Las Vegas Slot Machines

Found this at Ballot Access News: Comparison of Security: Slot Machines v Electronic Voting Machines The markcrispinmiller.com blog has this interesting comparison of Nevada state security rules for gambling machines, versus the normal state oversight for electronic vote-counting machines. Most significant is that Nevada requires the users of gambling equipment to reveal the software to […]