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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:55 AM
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6. In related News: CA State rejects Diebold machines
State rejects e-voting system
from Liberty Belle

Counties scramble to replace Diebold machines

By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER <mailto:ihoffman@angnewspapers.com >


After possibly the most extensive testing ever on a voting system, California has rejected Diebold's flagship electronic voting machine because of printer jams and screen freezes, sending local elections officials scrambling for other means of voting. "There was a failure rate of about 10 percent, and that's not good enough for the voters of California and not good enough for me," said Secretary of State Bruce McPherson... Rejection of the TSx by California, the nation's largest voting system market, could influence local elections officials from Utah to Mississippi and Ohio, home of Diebold corporate headquarters, where dozens of counties are poised to purchase the latest Diebold touchscreen. ... For eight hours on July 20, four dozen local elections officials and contractors stood at tables and tapped votes into the machines to replicate a California primary, one of the most complex elections in the nation. State officials watched as paper jams cropped up 10 times, and several machines froze, requiring a full reboot for voting to continue. Diebold Election Systems Inc. plans to fix the problems and reapply for California's approval within 30 days, company spokesman David Bear said... http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_2...
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