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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

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Monday, October 15, 2007

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1. UNAUTHORIZED VOTING MACHINES...............VO/SOT

2. GLOBAL WARMING RESEARCH........................VO/SOT

3. TOXIC TOY BILL DISCUSSED.............................VO/SOT

4. GOVERNOR/BILL TOTALS.................................VO/FILE

UNAUTHORIZED VOTING MACHINES VO/SOT

LIVE: AFTER A SACRAMENTO HEARING THIS MORNING, THE SECRETARY OF STATE MUST DECIDE WHETHER THE MANUFACTURERS OF A VOTING MACHINE SOLD IN CALIFORNIA VIOLATED STATE LAW BY SELLING ITS MACHINES TO COUNTIES BEFORE RECEIVING STATE CERTIFICATION. DEBRA BOWEN'S DECISION COULD

SUPER: TODAY/SECRETARY OF STATE'S AUDITORIUM/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25) ELECTIONS SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE, OR E-S-AND-S OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA SOLD AUTOMARK 200 VERSIONS OF ITS MACHINES, WHEN ONLY THE AUTOMARK 100 HAD BEEN APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA. MORE THAN 900 OF THE AUTOMARK 200'S WERE SOLD IN SAN FRANCISCO, MARIN, SOLANO, MERCED AND COLUSA COUNTIES. THE COMPANY CONTENDS FEDERAL ELECTION SYSTEMS INVESTIGATORS INDICATED THE CHANGES MADE WERE SIMPLY MOVING HARDWARE WHICH WERE INSIGNIFICANT. CALIFORNIA LAW STATES THAT ANY CHANGES TO HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR FIRM WARE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE STATE AND RE-CERTIFIED.

SUPER: LOWELL FINLEY/DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE FOR VOTING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "THESE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING THE PERIOD ... SOLD AND DELIVERED TO CALIFORNIA COUNTIES."

SUPER: JOHN GROH/VICE PRESIDENT/ELECTION SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "THE FEDERAL PROCESS DETERMINED ... STATE VOTING CERTIFICATIONS."

SUPER: JULY 2, 2007/SECRETARY OF STATE BUILDING/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: COUNTY REGISTRARS SAY THEY WERE NOT INFORMED THAT THEY WERE RECEIVING A-100 RATHER THAN THE A-200 VERSIONS THEY ACTUALLY RECEIVED. THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S DEPUTY SAYS THAT OFFICE WAS NOT INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A CHANGE IN THE AUTOMARK HARDWARE UNTIL AFTER A TEMPORARY APPROVAL HAD BEEN GRANTED FOR SAN FRANCISCO MACHINES. AT THAT TIME THE SECRETARY OF STATE PRESUMED THE APPROVAL WAS ON THE A-100, WHEN IN REALITY IT WAS THE A-200. THE OFFICE DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL 2007 THAT THE CHANGES HAD BEEN MADE. E-S-AND-S DID NOT SUBMIT ITS EQUIPMENT FOR THIS PAST SUMMER'S TOP TO BOTTOM REVIEW OF VOTING SYSTEMS, STATING IT WAS REPLACING THE A-100 AND 200 WITH A NEWER VERSION. THAT VERSION IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REVIEWED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S TEAM. SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN WILL DECIDE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH WHETHER TO FINE E-S-AND-S. THEY COULD OWE COUNTIES FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE MACHINES SOLD AND FACE 9.72 MILLION DOLLARS IN PENALTIES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: JOHN ARNTZ/DIRECTOR/CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS

SOT: (:04)

SAYS: "THAT'S ONE THING I SAID FROM THE BEGINNING, NO ONE EVEN KNEW THERE WAS ANOTHER AUTO MARK OUT THERE."

SOT: (:36)

SAYS: "I THINK THE STATE'S AWARE OF THE SITUATION ... IT'S NOT A HOPELESS SITUATION."

SUPER: GARY OLIVI/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/AUTOMARK TECHNICAL SYSTEMS LLC

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "THE HISTORICAL PRACTICE OF STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA ... DURING THE TIME FRAME THAT'S INVOLVED."

SUPER: STEVE WEIR/PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF CLERKS AND ELECTIONS OFFICIALS

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION IN CALIFORNIA ... WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN."

SUPER: LINDSEY MCWILLIAMS/ASSISTANT REGISTRAR OF VOTERS/SOLANO COUNTY

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED ... NOT HAVE HAD TO BORROW AUTO MARKS FROM SACRAMENTO COUNTY."

SUPER: STEPHEN JONES/AUDITOR-CLERK-RECORDER/MERCED COUNTY

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "THE TWO PIECES OF EQUIPMENT LOOK IDENTICAL .. BY LOOKING AT EM."

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