Decertification/Recertification Decisions Issued by Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
Plaintiffs Applaud California Secretary of State’s Recent Action on Voting Systems -- Voter Action's Case Challenging The Use of Diebold Electronic Voting Machines Is Voluntarily Withdrawn
SACRAMENTO, CA – A group of California voters who filed suit challenging former Secretary of State Bruce McPherson’s 2006 certification of Diebold electronic voting machines for use in California announced today that they were withdrawing their court case following Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s recent decision to decertify the Diebold system and to only allow limited use of that system under strict manual recount conditions.
Board of Supervisors mandated “security vulnerability testing” by a third party – yet contract defers to Sequoia on testing and County Counsel can provide no proof that the system is safe from hacks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emma Mackinnon, Fenton Communications
California Voters Statement on Court Ruling in Continuing Suit to Block State’s Use of Diebold Touch Screen Electronic Voting Systems
For Immediate Release: San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2006 – A group of California voters, including civil rights leader Dolores Huerta and several disabled persons, vowed to continue its lawsuit, filed on March 21, 2006, to block the State’s use of Diebold TSx DRE touch screen electronic voting systems, while expressing disappointment over today’s ruling by the California Superior Court in San Francisco, that permits the machines to be used in this November’s elections.
San Francisco, CA – A group of Alameda County voters has written to the Alameda County Counsel in an effort to halt the county‘s payment for or use of the Sequoia touch screen electronic voting system in November and future elections until the system has passed independent, expert security vulnerability testing. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors required this testing as a condition before payment to Sequoia Voting Systems in its vote on June 8th. In their attorney’s letter to David MacDonald, Alameda County’s Acting Registrar of Vot
A hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction is expected on August 31, 2006. Defendants in the case are Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and elections officials in 11 California counties. Elections officials in eight other California counties have been dismissed from the suit, after they signed affidavits that they will not use Diebold touch screens for the November elections.