Common Cause Delaware has been waiting months to learn more about the vendors vying to provide the state with new voting machines and it was told Wednesday that wait will continue. Office of Management and Budget Director Mike Jackson said last month the bid data would be released by now. But an OMB spokesman says they are still reviewing and redacting documents and hope to release the info by the end of the month. This comes just as U.S House Democrats release a report saying Delaware has one of the five most insecure voting systems in the country. The other states are Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina.
Common Cause Delaware asked for the information in February. But the Office of Management and Budget said it wouldn’t release it until the bid was awarded. The open government group got the Attorney General’s office to agree in May that the information should be public.
Jennifer Hill of Common Cause said it wants to check out the vendors competing for the contract. She points to last week’s revelation Maryland’s election software vendor is an LLC funded by a Russian oligarch.