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Florida 13th: GAO Report Not a Clean Bill of Health for Voting Machines

February 7, 2008

By Verified Voting Foundation        Limited Scope Investigation Not Conclusive

Verified Voting Foundation concluded after reviewing a leaked copy of a draft GAO test report that the findings were not sufficient to exonerate the voting machines in determining what caused a massive undervote in the Florida District 13 contest of 2006.

Mauro: Update all of Iowa's Voting Machines

January 22, 2008

by Jennifer Jacobs, The Des Moines Register
January 23rd, 2008  

Ohio Study: Voting Systems Vulnerable

December 13, 2007

By Ohio Secretary of State Jenniefer Brunner MEdia Release     

EVEREST Report of Findings (PDF)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s electronic voting systems have “critical security failures” which could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State, according to a review of the systems commissioned by Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

Look to Minnesota for vote-counting solution

December 17, 2007

By Edward B. Foley, The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is concerned that computers used to count ballots at precincts are vulnerable to hacking. In a major report released last Friday, she recommends instead counting ballots centrally at Ohio's 88 county boards of election.

Whatever the risk of hacking, however, it is a mistake to eliminate the counting of ballots at local precincts.

CA: Secretary of state casts doubt on future of electronic voting

December 1, 2007

     By John WildermuthThe San Francisco Chronicle
December 2nd, 2007

Electronic voting systems used throughout California still aren't good enough to be trusted with the state's elections, Secretary of State Debra Bowen said Saturday.

Post-Election Audit Standards Working Group Reports Recommendations to California Secretary of State

July 29, 2007

By California Secretary of State Debra Bowen Press Release

  In her continuing effort to ensure the security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility of California voting systems and the elections in which they are used, Secretary of State Debra Bowen today received a final report from the Post-Election Audit Standards Working Group, a group created in June to examine whether California’s post-election audit standards should be strengthened.


California Report Slams E-Voting System Security

July 26, 2007

Researchers commissioned by California have found security issues in every electronic voting system they tested, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said today. PCWORLD
Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

Researchers commissioned by the State of California have found security issues in every electronic voting system they tested, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said Friday.

Model for the Nation: New Jersey May Do Audits Right (And Other Needed Reforms)

June 5, 2007

Bills seek to improve the administration of elections to ensure accuracy, security, inclusiveness and integrity

Audit Finds Many Faults in Cleveland’s ’06 Voting

April 19, 2007

By BOB DRIEHAUS, New York Times

CINCINNATI, April 19 — An audit of last November’s general election in the Cleveland area has found that hundreds of votes were lost, that others were recorded twice and that software used to count the ballots was vulnerable to data problems.

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