[FoRK] Irregularities, or the lack thereof

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Wed Nov 3 10:09:20 PST 2004


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Stephen D. Williams writes:
> I suppose there is no point in being suspicious; if there was 
> underhandedness it will eventually come out, throwing very sticky 
> taint-paint on anyone involved or benefiting.  The comment from the 
> Diebold chief about guarunteeing Ohio will haunt us for a while.  
> Hopefully there is some court action somewhere that will provide for 
> complete inspection of machines, software, communication, processes, and 
> offiicials involved in using Diebold machines.

For reference: http://www.electoral-vote.com/ :

  One thing that is very strange is how much the exit polls differed from
  the final results, especially in Ohio. Remember that Ohio uses Diebold
  voting machines in many areas. These machines have no paper trail. Early
  in the campaign, Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell, a GOP fundraiser, promised
  to  deliver Ohio to Bush.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0828-08.htm :

  August 28, 2003 COLUMBUS - The head of a company vying to sell voting
  machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that
  he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the
  president next year."

  The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. -
  who has become active in the re-election effort of President Bush -
  prompted Democrats this week to question the propriety of allowing
  O'Dell's company to calculate votes in the 2004 presidential election. 


Ohio = pwned!

- --j.
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