October 17, 2005 (Sequoia)
October 29, 2006. DuPage County Election Commission Rapped over Conflict of Interest
By John Zimmerman, Daily Herald Editorial Columnist. Local paper questions links between Commission chairman, Diebold distributor and "new" ballot printing company.
October 27, 2006. DuPage County Election Site Penetrated
The public site of the DuPage County Election Commission has twice this week been open to unknown persons who have manipulated text to make fanciful changes to voter requirements.
October 25, 2006. City withholds voting machine pay - Officials concerned about past glitches
October 23, 2006. Security Flaw Found in Chicago Voter Registration Database!
Personal information of more than 1.5 million Chicago voters at risk. IBIP Press Release.
See it at BradBlog. This security vulnerability and how it could be exploited was the work of Peter Zelchenko. Peter has a very informative
and important statement. Read it Here. News Coverage: FOX
ABC Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Tribune
The story was covered by Associated Press and picked up by numerous outlets, including the
As of Tuesday evening, more than 160 news outlets had covered the story. See an updated list at
October 19, 2006. Voting glitches feared on Nov. 7th
Is it possible that MSM is starting to get it? "Nick-O-Time" certification holds potential for problems with new Sequoia equipment in Chicago and Cook County.
October 17, 2006. Deforest Soaries Speaks!
Transcript of a September 2006 interview with the Bush appointed chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission telling us what's wrong with the system.
Finally, someone on the "inside" is willing to tell the truth. Courtesy of BradBlog.
See the archived version as an IBIP News Release.
October 13, 2006. Special Showing of Stealing America: Vote by Vote with Harvey Wasserman!
IBIP will sponsor the event at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 22nd. News Release.
For more information Click Here
October 12, 2006. More Hijinks at the DuPage County Election Commission
Former Fidlar VP starts lucrative home business "printing" DuPage County ballots. News Release.
IBIP Press Release picked up by BradBlog, ignored by local media.
October 5, 2006. Appellate court blocks enforcement of Arizona voter ID law
:9th Circuit says ID not required to vote and proof of citizenship not required to register.
October 5, 2006. Former recorder accused of conflict of interest over party.
When friends threw a retirement party two years ago for DuPage County Recorder J.P. "Rick" Carney, Fidlar Election Co. picked up the $9,000 dinner tab.
But Carney, who now is chairman of the DuPage Election Commission . . . More -
Daily Herald -
IBIP News Release and printable version of the story.
October 5, 2006. The Headless Crisis
Tribune Media Services Bob Koehler writes on election integrity. Read it at
Election Defense Alliance.
September 28, 2006. Will The Next Election Be Hacked?
RFK, Jr's new article in the October 5th issue of Rolling Stone. Fresh disasters at the polls -- and new evidence from an industry insider -- prove that electronic voting machines can't be trusted
See the video of RFK, Jr. discussing the article on MSNBC's "Hardball".
September 27, 2006. LAVA Gains Traction in House and Senate
New York Times
Democratic Senators have introduced emergency paper ballot legislation. While the Senate Resolution is weak and only calls for a sense of the Senate, it's a start. Rush Holt (D-NJ) has introduced a House Bill that will provide funding for "contingency" ballots as an amendment to HAVA, adding a new Section 257.
See the video of the Senate Bill, the "Confidence in Voting Act," introduced by Senators Boxer, Dodd and Feingold. Story here: San Francisco Chronicle.
The proposed Senate bill would provide 75 cents for each backup paper ballot that local officials print. If ballots are printed for half the 27 million voters expected to use touch-screen machines, the cost would be no more than $10.1 million. The Holt Bill introduced on September 27th provides such funds from HAVA.
September 24, 2006. The Big Gamble on Electronic Voting
The New York Times
Main Stream Media (MSM) finally starting to get it - Diebold hack by Princeton gets real coverage!
See also the BradBlog article on another NYT article.
Or read the article here:
Officials Wary of Electronic Voting Machines
September 21, 2006. DuPage County Election Commission Cited for Alleged Illegal Destruction of Records
September 21, 2006. Maryland Governor Backs Paper Ballots in November!
Washington Post Governor Robert Ehrlich calls for replacement of Diebold AccuVote-TS system.
September 20, 2006. BradBlog introduces LAVA, Calls for Paper Ballots in November!
BradBlog Activist Brad Friedman calls for paper ballots in November and introduces LAVA, the Let America Vote Act of 2006.
September 13, 2006. THE MOST IMPORTANT TOUCH-SCREEN SECURITY VIDEO EVER!
The Princeton Center for Information Technology has just released papers and a Demonstration Video on how to successfully hack a Diebold Accuvote-TS ® touch-screen, leaving no trace and insinuating a virus into the system that will spread to other machines!
This is a MUST WATCH piece. The technical papers have been archived and are available at the links below. Watch this video NOW! Scroll down and click the "Click to Start Video" command TWICE to activate the video.
View, Print or Download the "Princeton Paper".
Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine by Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman and Edward W. Felten.
September 13, 2006. Avi Rubin Blogs the Maryland Primary
Avi Rubin Johns Hopkins professor and author of
Brave New Ballot writes about his experiences with Diebold while an election judge yesterday.
More on the e-voting trainwreck in Maryland at Brad Blog,
the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun.
September 5, 2006. Electoral Acuracy Questioned
Read the New York Times editorial opinion "In Search of Accurate Vote Totals"
New York Times which highlights continuing problems in Ohio.
September 1, 2006. Two former governors call for back-up plan for electronic voting machines.
Read the editorial opinion by Dick Thornburgh and Richard Celeste in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
August 23, 2006. Zogby International Poll finds 92% of Americans want election transparency.
Read the Zogby News Release and the Zogby Poll.
IBIP, along with other organizations, contributed to the funding of the poll. Read
IBIP's News Release
August 23, 2006. DYSFUNCTION AT THE DNC: Brad Addresses the DNC on Election Integrity, But Is Anybody There Listening?
Brad Blog. Brad Friedman recaps his experiences at the DNC on August 18th and 19th with a nice mention and link to
August 22, 2006. Republican legislator to introduce Voter ID Law in Illinois.
Madison St. Clair Record State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Greenville) will introduce a proposal requiring state-issued identification cards be presented by voters at the polls.
IBIP opposes Voter ID requirements in Illinois as a denial of equal protection under the Constitutional because they discriminate against the poor, elderly and disabled who make up the majority of the estimated 570,000 Illinois voters without photo IDs. Read the
IBIP News Release.
August 17, 2006. TAKE BACK THE VOTE! Rally to be Webcast starting at 2:00 pm (CT) on Saturday, August 19th!
Listeners were able to hear the audio portion of the program, view PowerPoint and Video presentations and participate in the forums through web conferencing.
August 14, 2006. Brad Friedman of BradBlog will join us in Warrenville August 19th. Brad will act as MC for the event and moderate the panel disussion with participants from IBIP following Bob Fitrakis of FreePress.
August 3, 2006. Mark Crispin Miller to speak in Warrenville August 19th.
July 22, 2006. Mark Crispin Miller to speak in Highland Park August 18th.
For more information see the IBIP Calendar Page.
July 18, 2006. No Ďtrade secretsí if electronic voting to succeed (Jul 19 in New Zealand)
Computer World U.S. computer expert calls for impact statements - no secret software.
July 18, 2006. First Reports of Diebold Meltdown in Georgia
WW4 Blog Diebold DREs switching votes, voters not in pollbook, machine malfunctions reported.
July 18, 2006. Democracy in Crisis - An Exclusive BRAD BLOG Interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
July 13, 2006. Electronic voting machines come under legal attack from activists
July 13, 2006. Groups file lawsuit challenging Georgia electronic voting
AP Wire (via Columbus (GA) Ledger Inquirer). Activists seek to stop the use of state's $54 million paperless Diebold system.
July 11, 2006. Hacking the Vote Chicago Tribune - Editorial on the release of the Brennan Report
June 29, 2006. DuPage Officials Under Fire for Fees. Daily Herald IBIP has criticized the DuPage County Election Commission for it's arbitrary and capricious $1 per page coying fee that hinders access to records.
- By Robert Sanchez.
June 28, 2006. Unstuffing the Ballot Box. Utne Magazine The right is working to change voting rules. Advocates and ordinary citizens are pushing back.
- By David Brauer - July / August 2006 Issue
June 27, 2006. Brennan Center Releases Report on E-Voting Machines. Press Release. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University has released a report by its Task Force on Voting Security. The report, "The Machinery of Democracy: Protecting Elections in an Electronic World," details examples of voting machine vulnerability and mitigation strategies. The report finds all major systems vulnerable, especially those with wireless communications. According to the experts who worked on the report for more than a year, most states have yet to implement proper procedures to protect the vote. You can read the
Executive Summary here.
June 26, 2006. Critics: Scrap Voting Machines. Atlanta - Channel 11. Litigation announced against Georgia's paperless DREs.
June 21, 2006. Manipulating Votes. Brattleboro Reformer. This editorial commenting on the RFK, Jr. article is a good read.
June 9, 2006. IBIP Presents Recommendations to CBA. Link to PowerPoint Presentation. This is a large (8.8 MB) file and will take some time to download. The presentation examines how Chicago and Cook County chose Sequoia and presents IBIP's recommendations to the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Elections.
June 1, 2006. Rolling Stone Calls for National investigation of Diebold. Editorial
June 1, 2006. A great list of resources and links on election fraud. Sources and Commentary on "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?"
June 1, 2006. Was the 2004 Election Stolen? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s well-documented article is here: LINK
May 3, 2006. Arkansas to vote on paper as ES&S fails to deliver voting machines Arkansas News Bureau
April 30, 2006. Georgia's Paperless Voting Machines Look Old Atlanta Journal-Constituiton (subscription) Having spent $75 million on Diebold machines without VVPAT, State looks a retrofitting.
April 29, 2006. Paper Ballots Return to North Carolina Asheville Citizen-Times. When all else fails - do what works!
April 27, 2006. IBIP Submits Statement on Primaries to Cook County Commissioners PDF Here's an extensive review and analysis of what went wrong on March 21st and IBIP's recommendations to the Cook County Board.
(325 KB - 44 pages)
March 30, 2006. Voting Machines hit snag in Allegheny County Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Sequoia goes back to the drawing board.
March 30, 2006. Faith-based Voting The Free Press. Tribune Media Services writer, Robert C. Koehler, discussed our "trust" in computers as "faith-based" voting.
March 29, 2006. Counsel Says City Needs Evidence of Breach Chicago Tribune. The CBOE's counsel says City needs evidence of machine failures to withhold payments.
March 29, 2006. Is the MSM getting it? The Free Press. Opinion from Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman. Finally, the MSM is getting half the story - now about fraud?
March 28, 2006. Aldermen: No payments to machine company Chicago Sun-Times. Four influential aldermen demand $16 million be withheld from Sequoia.
March 28, 2006. Week later - Almost all votes counted Chicago Tribune - And the beat goes on with the Chicago and Cook County debacle election debacle.
March 25, 2006. Ion Sancho Under Fire Washington Post Fairly good MSM coverage.
March 24, 2006. Voting Machine Maker Blasted Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2006. Chicago, County Rip Sequoia Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2006. New Voting System Needs Fixing Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2006. Ballot Madness Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2006. Officials Blame Sequoia Associated Press (via The State)
March 23, 2006. Vote Snafu Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2006. New Machines, Poor Training Slowed Count Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2006. Machine Woes Slow Illinois Count Washington Post
March 22, 2006. Poll Workers Need Training Chicago Tribune
More News on Illinois Primary Problems.
March 22, 2006.California Secretary of State Sued Over Diebold Certification LINK
A group of California voting activists, including Voter Action has filed suit seeking a mandate from the Court to reverse the February 17th certification of Diebold's TSX DRE. The suit alleges serious security, verifiability and disability access problems.
A complete reproduction of the suit filed can be accessed by the five links below:
CA Law Suit - Part 1
Read CA State Rep Debra Bowen's comments
CA Law Suit - Part 2
CA Law Suit - Part 3
CA Law Suit - Part 4
CA Law Suit - Part 5