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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 11:18 AM
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Diebold 'offices' listed in yellow pages are mostly Wal-Marts
Diebold 'offices' listed in yellow pages are mostly Wal-Marts
Joe Byrne
Published: Sunday February 22, 2009

Across the country, curious bloggers are calling up their local Diebold offices, and no one is answering.

Utah is among the number of states that now use a partial or fully electronic election system, and Premier Election Solutions, a subsidiary of Diebold, is the company that sold the machines to the state. To convince Utah decision-makers that Diebold was a big company with a substantial presence, Kathy Dopp, founder of UtahCountVotes.org, reported that a company representative told the decision-makers in 2006 that Diebold has about 20 offices in Utah. When pressed further, the representative refused to give the locations of any of the offices. In fact, the White Pages lists 18 Diebold offices.

However, when calls were made to all of these offices, only one picked up the phone. And when the addresses of offices listed under Diebold in the White Pages were visited, the addresses turned out to belong to either a Wal-Mart, a Sam's Club, or no building at all. In the end, 16 of the 18 Diebold offices in Utah listed in the White Pages were false listings. One is in Salt Lake, and the other is in Bountiful.

more:
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Diebold_offices_listed_in...
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 11:20 AM
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1. What the....?
Is this a Twilight Zone episode? Jeez!
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 11:21 AM
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2. Hmmmm, very interesting.
Perhaps the lie that is Diebold and the 2000/2004 elections is coming to light? I hope so.
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Azooz Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 03:40 PM
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3. K & R
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 04:04 AM
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4. Diebold (election div.) and ES&S are criminal organizations.
as in Mafia, as in Cosa Nostra. Whatever legitimacy they might seem to have has been bought and paid for under the table and behind closed doors. The other vendors almost universally aspire to the same level of criminality.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:30 PM
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5. Huh. Googled the same thing for Hart Intercivic
Don't know yet about any branch offices, but check out the tag line that Google turned up:

Internet voting eases the need for absentee ballots and makes every computer a secure polling location.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hart+intercivic+of...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 09:56 PM
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6. Yep! Did a quick credibility check: googled "Diebold Utah" and then
checked the top five addresses against local Walmarts and Sams Clubs using GoogleEarth. Results:

4627 S 900 E Holladay UT - Walmart
7571 Campus View Dr West Jordan UT - Walmart
1313 S University Ave Provo UT - Sam’s Club
1360 Draper Pkwy Draper UT - Walmart
3706 W 9800 S South Jordan UT - Walmart
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 10:00 PM
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7. Let's Expose Diebold's Potemkin Offices! (2006)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 10:34 PM
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8. Yep. Checked a few Florida listings:
1900 University Drive, Hollywood, FL - Sam’s Club
3306 North University Drive, Sunrise, FL - Walmart
7701 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL - Sam’s Club
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 10:40 PM
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9. Diebold gets Wal-Mart award (2002)
NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD has been named Best ATM Partner by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Diebold was chosen for the 3rd annual FINI (finance) Award for Best ATM Partner from more than 100 ATM providers. Among criteria used to select the recipient: service response; coordination with Wal-Mart stores and SAM'S Clubs; number of locations serviced and income generated. Diebold was also cited for serving a variety of Wal-Mart sites, regardless of location.

"Diebold has been very responsive to our needs and we appreciate their efforts in helping Wal-Mart offer an additional service for our customers," said Michael Cook, assistant treasurer for Wal-Mart.

Diebold provides service and maintenance for bank-branded ATMs located in Wal-Mart and SAM'S Clubs locations ...

http://fellowship.churchcentral.com/article.php?id=1746...
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