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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:20 PM
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"...that she is ignoring the audit log problems means that she is giving her tacit stamp of approval


'Daily Voting News'

Published:Tuesday, March 31, 2009
John Gideon

Today the CA Sec. of State, Debra Bowen, announced that she will be decertifying the voting system that lost votes in Humboldt Co. This action is being taken after a state investigation that found that the Premier/Diebold voting system violates the standards because of problems with its audit logs as well as the inaccuracy of one version used in the state.

Humboldt Co has already decided to switch to another vendor and the other two counties are already upgrading their systems so Bowens action does nothing at all. The fact that she is ignoring the audit log problems means that she is giving her tacit stamp of approval on the Premier systems that have the audit log problem.

~snip~

http://www.votersunite.org/article.asp?id=8364

see also:



Diebold Admits Systemic Audit Log Failure; State Vows Inquiry

By Kim Zetter

March 17, 2009

SACRAMENTO, California Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems) admitted in a state hearing Tuesday that the audit logs produced by its tabulation software miss significant events, including the act of someone deleting votes on election day.

The company acknowledged that the problem exists with every version of its tabulation software.


The revelation confirmed that a problem uncovered by Threat Level in January, and reiterated in a report released two weeks ago by the California secretary of state's office, has widespread implications for election jurisdictions around the country that use any version of the company's Global Election Management System (GEMS) software to tabulate votes. The GEMS software is used to tabulate votes cast on Premier/Diebold touch-screen and optical-scan machine, and is used in more than 1,400 election districts in 31 states. Maryland and Georgia use Premier/Diebold systems exclusively, therefore the GEMS software counts every vote statewide.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/03/diebold-admits...


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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 11:28 PM
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1. But then, Bowen's Press Release states:


I am putting together a comprehensive plan to examine the audit logs of other voting systems to determine if they suffer similar problems. Having a reliable audit log is critical to ensuring that every Californians vote is counted as it was cast.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting_systems/premier/...


Still, it appears the answer is yes. "The company acknowledged that the problem exists with every version of its tabulation software."

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 06:47 PM
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2. Thanks again, John.
Unlike the timid celebrities, posers, and professional 'scholars' that litter the movement, you were the real deal.

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