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Judge rules county violated election law

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July 18, 2007

A state judge has found that elections officials in Alameda County violated the California Constitution and election law by refusing to provide data about Diebold touchscreen voting machinery to proponents of a failed ballot initiative seeking a recount...

Matt Zimmerman, an electronic-voting expert at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, applauded the ruling is "an absolute, best-case scenario." "There's certainly no motivation here for elections officials to want to voluntarily turn this over because any indication that anything went wrong implicates their administration and their selection of the machines in the first place," Zimmerman said. "We haven't had a good ruling like this to tell elections officials to follow the law."

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