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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:07 PM
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Maryland House votes to oust Diebold machines


MARCH 10, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - The state of Maryland stands poised to put its entire $90 million investment in Diebold Election Systems Inc. touch-screen e-voting systems on ice because they cant produce paper receipts.
The state House of Delegates this week voted 137-0 to approve a bill prohibiting election officials from using AccuVote-TSx touch-screen systems in 2006 primary and general elections.

The legislation calls for the state to lease paper-based optical-scan systems for this year's votes. State Delegate Anne Healey estimated the leasing cost at $12.5 million to $16 million for the two elections.

Healey is the vice chairwoman of the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee, which recommended the passage of the bill.


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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:10 PM
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1. Thank you, Maryland! What a great state!!
YAY!!!
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:15 PM
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2. don't just lease, buy the optical scanners
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 02:20 PM by MissWaverly
and get our money back, we were robbed, they were supposed to conduct a legitimate, secure
election and they did not provide the promised product, breach of contract. Sue for
damages.

this was my state, and this was my vote that was stolen, and I am still mad.

Miss Waverly, Life Long Democrat, DNC contributor and Maryland Democrat.

We are talking about a Maryland 90 million dollar write off for useless machines and
a failed presidency.
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:23 PM
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3. Thanks Maryland!
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RazzleDazzle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:49 PM
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4. And where is Linda Lamone -- isn't that her name?
The woman who defended Diebold nearly to the death, and caused all this money to be so badly spent on these confarned machines?

And I wonder what Diebold-Cathy Cox is thinking these days? Hoping her wonderful relationship with Diebold will last through her election to be the next Gov. of GA, I'll bet. Hah! Fat chance.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:34 PM
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5. Oh, she still on the job
I think her last comment was that to change from Diebold this year is "silly"
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:12 PM
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6. our last stand
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 04:43 PM by FogerRox
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