It is a good day in California for voting. Our new Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, has de-certified nearly all of the electronic voting machines and re-certified them with conditions -- in most cases, only one per polling station for use only by disabled voters. Without a linked network of voting machines, vote-flipping computer viruses cannot spread. She expects that the primary elections coming up in February will not be adversely affected, and sufficient paper ballots will be provided. The ES&S Inka-Vote scanners, used in Los Angeles County, have been de-certified without re-certification because the company ignored her request for source code. For a bit of joy, go read the whole article.
Many kudos to the folks at Brad Blog, who stayed up late to transcribe this press conference and who have been absolute heroes for democracy.