State Seeks Damages for Defective Voting Machines
Aug. 7 - Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner filed a counterclaim against Premier Election Systems (formerly Diebold) yesterday (8/6) in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Secretary Brunner wants the court to find that Premier made false representations about its voting machines and failed to live up to contractual obligations and warranties. The controversy surrounds votes which were "dropped" in recent elections by Diebold voting machines when information was uploaded to computer servers. Premier filed the lawsuit in May, seeking a ruling that it had satisfied the terms of its contract with the state and Cuyahoga County.
Injunction Denied in Florida Voter Registration Case
Aug. 7 - U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction yesterday (8/6) in League of Women Voters of Florida v. Browning. The plaintiffs had filed their action in an attempt to stop the enforcement of Florida's new laws concerning the handling of voter registration applications by third-party voter registration organizations.