Fw: California's Voting Machine Problems...
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________________________________________________________(California's Voting Machine Problems...)Has Your Local Newspaper Kept You Informed OnCalifornia's Voting Machines Problems?...If Not, Read The Following...________________________________________________________*(April 4th, 2007)California first-term Secretary of State Debra Bowen dropped a bombshell onMarch 22 by announcing unprecedented tough new standards for allvoting machines used here. Testing requirements would includehaving independent hacker teams attempt breaking intothe controversial new touch-screen electronic votingmachines. Bowen also wants the actual software of thesee-voting machines, so it could be studied line by line for security gaps...________________________________________________________*(July 29, 2007)The California Secretary of State's office has published the results of votingmachine security audits conducted by red teams on products fromthree different vendors: Sequoia, Diebold, and Hart. Seriousvulnerabilities -relating to both physical and technicalsecurity-were found in all three products...See ( http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070729-california-voting-machine-security-tests-uncover-serious-vulnerabilities.html )_________________________________________________________*(August 3, 2007)On August 3, 2007, Secretary Bowen announced her decisions regardingwhich systems in the review will be permitted to be used in the2008 elections and beyond. The following documentsdetail Secretary Bowen's decisions._________________________________________________________*( Aug 31, 2007)H.R. 811 - Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007__________________________________________________________Tell Congress: Fix the Machines!(People For The american Way)Recurring machine errors, like those in Sarasota, Florida, inadequate poll workertraining, and serious security flaws with both the machines and theirvote-tabulating software are enormous threats to the integrityof American elections. Congressman Rush Holt hasreintroduced legislation, the Voter Confidenceand Increased Accessibility Act of 2007, that wouldprevent such problems in the future. The Holt bill, whichalready has 191 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House, wouldmake paper ballots or voter-verifiable paper trails the ballots ofrecord in all federal elections, and require all voting technology to beaudited and accessible. The time is now for Congress to act on this legislation;if it becomes law this year (2007), it will help to prevent another Sarasota-orsomething far worse-in 2008. YOU can speak out against this injusticenow by contacting your Representative and asking him or her tosupport the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007See ( http://actions.pfaw.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=enJHKINrFqG&b=848149&aid=8429 )
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