Summary Judgment Hearing in GA Lawsuit to Ban E-Voting

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release Sept. 5, 2008

Hearing on Motion to Ban Current Voting Machines

Media Contact:
Garland Favorito (404) 664-4044

Motions & Other Information:
http://www.voterga.org

WHO: Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results in Georgia, VoterGA, is a diverse, non-partisan coalition of Georgia voters and organizations who filed a voting rights lawsuit against the current method of Georgia electronic voting that they contend cannot be properly verified, audited or recounted

WHEN: Monday Sept. 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m. to approx. 4 p.m.

WHERE: Fulton Co. Superior Court
Courtroom 8B - Judge Johnson
185 Central Ave
Atlanta, GA

WHAT: Attorneys for the plaintiffs will make an oral argument in support of their motion for Summary Judgment to remove unverifiable voting machines throughout Georgia. The Defendants will argue their motion to dismiss all counts of the lawsuit.

BACKGROUND: The motion for Summary Judgment seeks to ban:

· Current Diebold AccuVote TS-R6 voting machines used in Georgia on grounds that sole reliance on its unverifiable electronic ballots cannot provide protection equal to that of verifiable absentee paper ballots also used in Georgia.

· Current Diebold GEMS servers used to count both electronic and optical scan votes in Georgia on grounds the state has already admitted that they cannot detect fraudulent manipulation of the vote and thereby, abridge the right to vote.

· Diebold AccuVote TSX machines piloted in 2006 by Georgia on grounds that their sequentially rolled election results jeopardize secrecy of the ballot as required by the Georgia Constitution, a point plaintiffs contend was already admitted in a 2007 report from the office of the Secretary of State.