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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 07:42 PM
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Diebold Reserves Right to "Manipulate the Data" Before Releasing it!
Diebold Capitulates in Alaska...Sorta
Waives 'Proprietary Rights' to Public Voting Data Files...Though Reserves the Right to 'Manipulate the Data' Before Release!
PLUS: CEO Swidarski Works the AP PR Rope Line and Suggest Diebold's Election Division May Be For Sale, as Both AP and 'USA Today' Get the Story Wrong -- Again -- in Their Continue Efforts on Behalf of America's Electronic Voting Machine Companies...


Good news (perhaps) regarding our previous story on Diebold's refusal to allow the voters of Alaska to look at their own voting data since the Electronic Voting Machine vendor claimed the file format of their GEMS tabulation software was a "company secret" in their contract with the state.

The company has now "agreed to waive its proprietary rights to the GEMS database files," but -- and there's always a big but with Diebold -- they reserve the right to "manipulate the data" before it's released to the public!

Yes, those are the actual words in a letter from Alaska election officials.

In other troubling related news, AP and USA Today go to bat for the Electronic Voting Machine Industry and, as usual, get the story completely wrong...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002385.htm

Please kick this in GD Politics so more people see it:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 07:57 PM
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1. They delivered Ohio, guess they
will deliver whatever state they want. filthy sob's.

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 08:03 PM
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2. I remember a Repuke testifying, defiantly, in the Florida 2000
debacle that, "Hell Yeah," they did something illegal. Not the exact words, but the attitude "How dare you question me?"

And, of course, there were the absentee ballots which were "corrected" by the Repukes; repukes claimed that the errors were in the addresses (which would invalidate them . . .), and that they were allowed to take the ballots home with them for "fixing" . . .
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 08:04 PM
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3. All or nothing
Edited on Tue Feb-07-06 08:05 PM by kster
lets get this story out there. AP and 'USA Today' lying to Diebold shareholders once again, Did Diebold want the shareholders to think they where doing the right thing. Keep the pressure on these crooks.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 10:43 PM
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4. My guess is they're trying to have their cake and...you know.

They don't want a lawsuit it seems. Good to know.

Sue them!

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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 10:52 AM
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5. I wonder if the lawyers
that are suing Diebold would like to know about this little bait and switch. What do you think.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 11:25 AM
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6. Lets find out
CONTACT: Smith & Smith LLP
Bensalem, PA
Howard Smith
Toll-Free: (866) 759-2275
howardsmithlaw@hotmail.com

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/prn/texas/3640218.h...
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Einsteinia Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 03:36 AM
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7. Let's manipulate their contracts:
Fold, spindle and mutilate we simply can not afford to do business with these crooks
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-10-06 05:49 AM
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8. kick
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