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posted 02 December 2003 05:50 AM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post
this may be a surprise to some, but not to others.

Inviting Bush supporters to a fund-raiser, the host wrote, "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." No surprise there. But Walden O'Dell — who says that he wasn't talking about his business operations — happens to be the chief executive of Diebold Inc., whose touch-screen voting machines are in increasingly widespread use across the United States.

For example, Georgia — where Republicans scored spectacular upset victories in the 2002 midterm elections — relies exclusively on Diebold machines. To be clear, though there were many anomalies in that 2002 vote, there is no evidence that the machines miscounted. But there is also no evidence that the machines counted correctly. You see, Diebold machines leave no paper trail.

krugman - ny times

more here and here

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posted 02 December 2003 11:22 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
...and a whole babble thread about it here.
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