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 […]

Go early to vote in primary: New machines are totally messed up!

Update: Election results for the 2010 Suffolk County primary are posted at the Suffolk County Board of Elections: here. The group Election Protection has a hotline set up to help voters with questions or concerns on election day: 1-866-OUR-VOTE 1-866-687-8683 (Thanks to LoHud for the info) KW: Reports from around NYC and Long Island show […]

Nassau and Suffolk Voting Machine Demonstrations, Sept. 2010

Neither Suffolk, Nassau nor the NYS Board of Elections explains how you write-in on the new electronic voting machines.  this is important for the September 14th Primary since there are several Opportunity to Ballot Primaries.  An Opportunity to Ballot opens the Primary up to a write-in candidates. In Suffolk County,  minimal information about electronic voting […]

Safeguarding democracy. Safeguarding your vote. Support the watchdogs at BlackBox Voting

From Bev at BlackBox Voting: Things are shakin’ and movin’ — please pass this along, feel free to post it or quote from this great new information. [Update on new machines in New York near the bottom.] End of year tax-deductible donations – needed for 2010 work! http://www.blackboxvoting.org/donate.html or mail to: Black Box Voting – […]

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 […]

New York State: Mixed reviews for new voting machines

KW: Here in my county, Suffolk, we had the regular, lever voting machines (though, there was an electronic one available for people with disabilities.)  A Green Party State Committee person who experienced electronic voting this week was very dissatisfied, and wrote a rant on a green list-serve. I prefer simple, and the old machines. Though, […]

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 […]

Diebold/Premier Election Solutions voting systems allow for wholesale deletions

Diebold Admits Audit Logs in ALL Versions of Their Software Fail to Record Ballot Deletions. Startling admission made during public hearing in CA to consider decertification of the company’s voting and tabulation software.

If you like HBO’s “Recount”, you’ll love this…

Before there was Recount – which will start airing this Sunday on HBO – there was “American Blackout”. American Blackout is a movie that tells the story of the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. The movie gives insight into all the various ways that the powers that be can swing elections: electronic voting; […]

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