Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Lawsuits Declare Diebold Machines Flawed

Lawsuits have been filed in several states against the purchasing of Diebold's error prone electronic voting machines.
Most of the suits argue that the machines are vulnerable to software tampering, don't keep an easily recountable printed record and may miscount, switch or not record votes and even add phantom votes.
The Latino Edge bought this issue to its readers recently.

And what does Diebold say about this latest blow to its glitch prone product?
Diebold, a major manufacturer, says the vulnerability is theoretical and will be fixed this year.
Theoretical? It seems Diebold's bigwigs are saying that theoretically they want the machines to work but in reality, the machines are garbage.

Fixed this year? This has been an on going problem since 2000! They've had seven years to fix this known bug in their software. Can we trust that Diebold's hired guns will get it right now? After all, Diebold out sources much of its high tech projects to recruiting firms around the country.

Let's look at some of the facts. Diebold is a major contributor to the GOP financial war chest. The GOP is in danger of losing control of Congress and possibly the White House. Seventy percent of Americans polled disapprove of the GOP, President Bush and the War in Iraq. We may see a military push into Iran in the near future.

Here's my theory: I seriously doubt we'll see a bug fix forthcoming from Diebold...

...that actually works.

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