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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:48 PM
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Brad:MD House Votes 137 to 0 to Ban Diebold Touch-Screens in 2006!
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002530.htm

Blogged by Brad on 3/10/2006 @ 12:26pm PT...

MD House Votes 137 to 0 to Ban Diebold Touch-Screen Voting in 2006!
Washington Post Covers Story on Front Page, Describes Unanimous Vote to 'Ditch Diebold' as a 'Stunning Turnaround' in the State, Signals a 'National Shift' to Paper...

A House united. That seems to be the effect that Diebold has had on the state of Maryland where they had initially deployed their paperless touch-screen voting machines in 2002...

A House united. That seems to be the effect that Diebold has had on the state of Maryland where they had initially deployed their paperless touch-screen voting machines in 2002 as one of two "showcase" states along with Georgia.

That "showcase" has turned into yet another public relations fiasco for Diebold of late.

The Republican Governor there recently slammed Diebold's paperless system, called for paper ballots and announced he had lost confidence in the State Board of Election and its Diebold-supporting Director, Linda Lamone, to carry out a fair election. Then information surfaced that Lamone had allowed MD to use uncertified Diebold software in the 2002 and 2004 elections. Then revelations were made public of massive machine failures in 2004. And now this from MD's Democratic House...

http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002530.htm
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:50 PM
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1. WoooHooooo
How are their stocks doing?
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:58 PM
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2. Great.
Can we move them to California?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:01 PM
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3. YES! K&R
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:24 PM
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4. ! n/t
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 PM
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5. One state at a time, Brad,
One state at a time!

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:02 AM
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6. Great! Here's another thread on this citing a WaPo article:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
thread title (3-10-06): Maryland House Unanimously Approves Paper Ballots for Coming Election
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:40 AM
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7. Why can't the CA Legislature have a similar vote held here?
:shrug: Just wondering....
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