National News

Can You Count On These Machines?

January 5, 2008

By Clive Thompson, The New York Times Magazine

Jane Platten gestured, bleary-eyed, into the secure room filled with voting
machines. It was 3 a.m. on Nov. 7, and she had been working for 22 hours
straight. "I guess we've seen how technology can affect an election," she
said. The electronic voting machines in Cleveland were causing trouble
again.

Election Audit Summit Brings Together Statisticians, Election Officials and Advocates

November 6, 2007

Note: Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota was a co-sponsor and the host organization for this national audit summit - the first of its kind.

by Pamela W. Smith, President, Verified Voting Foundation  

Voting Out E-Voting Machines

November 2, 2007

by Tim PadgettTime Magazine  

Nationwide Study Grades and Ranks Campaign Disclosure in the 50 States

October 16, 2007

By California Voter Foundation   

Paperless Voting is an Accident Waiting to Happen

October 4, 2007

By Warren StewartVerifiedVoting.org
 

As they prepare to spend millions of dollars in re-election campaigns, members of Congress should be asking themselves “Do I want to be Christine Jennings?”

Susan Davis Proposes Amendment to Restrict the Use of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines

September 12, 2007

By Warren Stewart, VerifiedVoting.org     

“It is my hope that Congress will address this issue in the near future. Our democracy is too important to ignore this issue any longer.”

New Report Finds States Not Doing Enough to Ensure Accurate Count on Electronic Voting Machines

July 31, 2007

Random Post Election-Audits of Paper Records and Machines Essential to Ensuring Integrity of the Vote

Brennan Center for Justice
Contact: Jonathan Rosen, Berlin Rosen - Public Affairs - (646)452-5637  

Statistics Can Help Ensure Accurate Elections - Report Released

June 10, 2007

Through the American Statistical Association’s Science and Public Affairs Advisory Committee and special interest group on volunteerism, a number of statisticians are working to improve the accuracy of elections. What follows is a summary of the role of statistics in elections. Work is ongoing to address these points in detail.

David Marker, John Gardenier, and Arlene Ash
President's Invited Column for Amstat.org

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