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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:43 PM
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NY State Board of Elections Halts E-Vote "Certification" Tests

NY State Board of Elections Halts E-Vote "Certification" Tests

ALBANY, NY, Oct. 31

After informing the US Dept. of Justice, who reportedly have been "speechless" regarding the inability of New York to certify even one electronic vote-counting system to replace our reliable lever voting machines in time for the 2009 elections, the State Board of Elections informed Judge Gary L. Sharpe that they have issued a stop-work order to SysTest Labs, in effect halting the testing effort, until "a further investigation of the issues surrounding the likely suspension (of SysTest by the EAC) could be had."

The news was delivered to the court in the form of the State Board's Oct. 31st HAVA compliance report, which the court ordered the State to transmit on a weekly basis early this year. The full series of reports can be found here at Election Law @ Moritz. The reports reveal a plethora of problems with the certification process, which had already placed the lever replacement time line known as "Plan A" in jeopardy.

Prior to ordering these reports, Judge Sharpe had stated that he got his information about e-voting from reading the newspapers. We commend His Honor for trying to become better informed on these issues, as they can be rather complex and esoteric at times.

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:44 PM
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1. Long live the levers!
For as long as possible, IMO.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:05 PM
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2. 2 new lever machines delivered to my polling place yesterday
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:08 PM
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3. New?
Like brand new? Or refurbished??

Interesting news.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:30 PM
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5. new as in 80's vintage.......
my town bought a bunch of new ones when they were still available the older ones are usually grey or brown these are bright tourquoise. They had brought over two older ones but replaced them with newer ones this week, apparently they didn't want to have any machine problems.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 02:49 AM
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6. Perhaps like the one is Mister Rogers' video!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:10 PM
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4. God bless obstructive government in the service of good.
I LOVE NEW YORK!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 03:21 PM
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7. I am happy with my lever machines....
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