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Motion Filed to Ban Georgia Voting Equipment PDF  | Print |  Email
By VoterGA   
April 04, 2008
Citizens in an electronic voting lawsuit announced that they have filed a summary judgment motion seeking to ban the voting equipment currently used in Georgia. The motion contends that there are no issues of fact at dispute that would warrant a trial for certain counts of the lawsuit.

The main thrust of the motion centers on a lack of equal protection and due process that the plaintiffs claim Election Day voters have when compared to absentee voters who use optically scanned paper ballots. The motion contends that retention of tangible paper ballots is required for voters to verify their actual ballot choices, for election officials to provide true recounts as needed, to investigate voting discrepancies, to prevent fraud and to produce evidence for contested elections.

In addition, the motion seeks to ban database servers used to tabulate electronic and optical scan votes at county and state levels because of admissions from officials that the equipment does not detect fraudulent manipulation of votes.

The landmark motion further seeks to ban the newer sequential roll technology used in three precincts for the 2006 audit trail pilot on the grounds that it jeopardizes secrecy of the ballot, a point that was stated in the 2006 Audit Trail Pilot Report produced by the office of the new Secretary of State in April of 2007.

The motion also cites evidence of improper certification and requests a Special Master be established to ensure that all voting equipment is properly certified.

The motion will be available at www.VoterGA.org. The Defendants are expected to file a similar motion seeking to dismiss some or all of the counts of the lawsuit.

Plaintiff Mark Sawyer added: "We found out in discovery that our entire suit could have been avoided if the law had been followed in 2001 when the machines were procured and certified. That law required an independent audit trail of each vote cast. During deposition, the state's expert witness had to admit what most of us already know. There are no vote audit trails independent of the machines."
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