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Con Job at Diebold Subsidiary
| 17 December 2003
Posted on 12/20/2003 10:21:52 AM PST by steve-b
At least five convicted felons secured management positions at a manufacturer of electronic voting machines, according to critics demanding more stringent background checks for people responsible for voting machine software.
Voter advocate Bev Harris alleged Tuesday that managers of a subsidiary of Diebold, one of the country's largest voting equipment vendors, included a cocaine trafficker, a man who conducted fraudulent stock transactions and a programmer jailed for falsifying computer records.
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They let convicted criminals vote, and now they let convicted criminals count the votes. Maybe we should just formally put the criminals in charge and be done with it.
posted on 12/20/2003 10:21:52 AM PST
I wish Karl Rove would spend a little less time on putting more pro-abortion RINOs into office and a little more time worrying about Democrat corruption at the voting booths. If the Republicans can't get it fixed while they are in office, they certainly won't get it fixed after the next bill clinton gets in charge of law enforcement.
Computerized voting, with no paper trail, is a VERY stupid idea.
posted on 12/20/2003 10:27:42 AM PST
posted on 12/20/2003 10:41:35 AM PST
by Nick Danger
(With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.)
Maybe we should just formally put the criminals in charge and be done with it.
We did for 8 years, it was known as the Clinton Administration!
posted on 12/20/2003 10:49:08 AM PST
To: Nick Danger
That's a wrap!
posted on 12/20/2003 10:51:13 AM PST
(What were you thinking, Al?)
I can't understand this fascination with touch screen voting. Every time I've voted up here in WA state its been a scantron form that you fill out at your leisure in a cubical and then you feed it through a reader. No standing in line behind someone who can barely operate an ATM.
What I would like to see is a receipt generated that has a random unique id for each race. So if there's a disputed election all the ids that voted for the candidates are printed in the paper. You have your individual number in your hand so you can see if your vote was counted.
Since you have a new id for each race then people can't figure out how you voted in two elections. Granted your union boss could ask to see your ids, but its better than the alternative of votes being counted in secret.
posted on 12/20/2003 11:56:27 AM PST
Who do you think was in charge of the recount in Florida?
posted on 12/20/2003 11:56:53 AM PST
Odd, this Wired story comes out on the 17th and on the 19th this newsmax.com
article comes out with almost the exact same wording.
posted on 12/20/2003 12:10:40 PM PST
I can't wait to send this to my state representative. I've been sending him letters and materials on the dangers of these machines. The attitude has been, "But we just spent all this money". SO WHAT!? IT'S DANGEROUS AND ISN'T AUDITABLE/RECOUNTABLE!
posted on 12/20/2003 12:12:24 PM PST
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