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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 02:45 PM
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RawStory: Diebold insider alleges company plagued by technical woes...
Edited on Tue Dec-06-05 03:04 PM by Wilms


Diebold insider alleges company plagued by technical woes, Diebold defends 'sterling' record

Miriam Raftery

Dec 7, 2005

The insider harbors suspicions that Diebold may be involved in tampering with elections through its army of employees and independent contractors. The 2002 gubernatorial election in Georgia raised serious red flags, the source said.

Shortly before the election, ten days to two weeks, we were told that the date in the machine was malfunctioning, the source recalled. So we were told `Apply this patch in a big rush. Later, the Diebold insider learned that the patches were never certified by the state of Georgia, as required by law.

Also, the clock inside the system was not fixed, said the Diebold hand, who installed the patches on voting machines in large counties in the Atlanta vicinity. Its legendary how strange the outcome was; they ended up having the first Republican governor in who knows when and also strange outcomes in other races. I can say that the counties I worked in were heavily Democratic and elected a Republican.

In Georgias 2002 Senate race, for example, nearly 60 percent of the states electorate by county switched party allegiances between the primaries and the general election.

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http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Diebold_insider__alleges_...

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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 02:48 PM
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1. This story amounts to nothing without a named source
Edited on Tue Dec-06-05 02:49 PM by brentspeak
I despise Diebold as much as anyone else, but what good does this "article" do if the alleged source remains anonymous?

RawStory (often RawHeadline) stories: There's no there, there.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 03:02 PM
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3. Rawstory should march this witness to Jonathan Winer's office.
If he knows what he says he knows, DiebThroat would do this nation a service by taking the information to someone who KNOWS how to take it where it needs to go.

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Hubris Heaver Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 03:04 PM
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4. Just a misspelling.. 'Sterling' is
really spelled s.t.e.a.l.i.n.g
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 03:06 PM
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5. Good one! n/t
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 03:10 PM
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6. I read the whole article and it sounds believable
I'm sure he's keeping his identity secret to protect himself -- and I don't blame him (or her, for that matter). I just wish he'd go to someone who could do something with this -- I wonder if he's contacted John Conyers. We need a special prosecutor like Fitzgerald to get to the bottom of all of this.
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Einsteinia Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 12:04 AM
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7. Look what DeepThroat did to Nixon--
Are you nuts--

All these allegations and be checked and when they don't check out

then Diebold will be a dark page in history

(I hope!)
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 02:50 PM
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2. So when, say;
CA does it's check Diebold can point and say, we warned you it was the fault of technicans and machine error.
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Einsteinia Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 12:33 PM
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8. kick
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