Editor's Note: I fixed a typo and noted it in the comments.
Defend the Vote - via Sharon Meroni- filled a HAVA complaint against the Dominion/Sequoia electronic voting machines currently under fire in Suburban Cook County (Illinois) for switching votes from the Republicans to the Democrats. We filed two complaints on August 22nd, 2014. These machines (Edge Plus 2 and the 500c) are also in Nevada and were reputed to do the same thing in the last Harry Reid 2010 re-election bid; switching votes from Sharron Angle to Reid.
This complaint was before the Illinois State Board of Elections earlier this week, on Tuesday October 21st. The next step is we go into a process referred to as "alternative dispute resolution". Within a couple of weeks, the complaint will move forward.
To understand how HAVA complaints are processed in Illinois, you can read about the process on the JCAR website.
This is meant to be a very brief update to link the public to our filings.
The next step in the process is an independent organization must be selected to review Meroni's complaint. Two were filed. Both Meroni and the ISBE will select this arbitrator.
The complaint from August alleges with documentation that the Dominion/Sequoia EdgePlus2 and the 500c machines in use in Chicago and Suburban Cook County NEVER passed federal error-rate accuracy tests and that the manufacturer (Dominion) pulled the machines from production and from testing when it repeatedly failed the error testing mandated standards.
We wrote about this earlier in the year. A listing of related articles can be found in this search of our website.