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kerryin2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:52 PM
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Diebold may face criminal investigation
The Ohio-based company's president, Walden O'Dell, sent out a
fundraising letter for President George W. Bush's re-election
campaign, saying his company was committed to "helping Ohio deliver
its electoral votes" for Mr. Bush.

And the first time the Diebold machines were used in a major election,
in Georgia in 2002, the election delivered surprise upset victories to
two Republican congressmen.


http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,63191,00.html?tw...

Diebold May Face Criminal Charges

By Kim Zetter

Apr. 23, 2004

SACRAMENTO, California --

After harshly chastising Diebold Election Systems for what it
considered deceptive business practices, a California voting systems
panel voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the secretary of
state decertify an electronic touch-screen voting machine manufactured


The panel also voted to send the findings of its recent Diebold
investigation to the state's attorney general for possible criminal
and civil charges against the firm for violating state election laws.

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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:39 PM
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1. This almost seems too good to be true!
Is it possible to smack them all down before November?

http://www.wgoeshome.com
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drthais Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:56 PM
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2. That Would be SO SWEET!
liar liar pants on Fire Diebold
they are in cahoots with the right wingers
and want to steal the election
no doubt about it

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liarliartieonfire Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:16 PM
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3. Every State's Election Commission Should Be ALERTED
to the possibly criminal activity of Diebold.

Diebold should be immediately ordered to cease all activity that has to do with the Nov '04 election.
Every State should be requied to return to the voting system used prior to Diebold.

Fixing the election is treasonous.
Take Bush down along with his phony pals at Diebold.

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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:46 PM
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4. Let's not hold our breaths: reckon Kenny boy has not been indicted
because there is not a shred of evidence, not even a hint of evidence, to support indicting him.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 04:38 PM
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5. Other companies available
They even have paper to go along with the machines. It's the perception of possible conflict of interest with Diebold that should have had a red flag. Why did Diebold
get the contracts and not any other company?
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 08:04 PM
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6. Friends in high places?
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 03:57 PM
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7. Yet
Edited on Mon Apr-26-04 04:08 PM by PATRICK
They ARE steaming ahead in NY with a much publicized and moneyed lobbying effort. It's all about money here with our not too swift pols.

Whose law will stop them? After 2004 there might be no law. That is what they are going for.
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