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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 09:52 AM
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Help me create a flyer "Diebold's Sordid History"
I'm finding it useful to have one-page flyers on various subjects. We (Vermonters for Voting Integrity) have put these flyers on our website, and distributed them at various functions. They were instrumental in our success at getting a Vermont town to turn down a proposal to bring in Diebold machines and end hand counted paper ballots.

My next flyer project is titled "Diebold's Sordid History" It will have a bulleted list of the scetchy things people need to know about Diebold, with a URL link to back up each one.

Please save me some time and contribute. This is a group effort. When it's done we can spread it far and wide.

Here are a few to start. Please add some more as replies to this thread. Thanks!

  • The company has been sued by its own shareholders for fraud.

  • It is under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission.

  • In 2004 The Secretary of State of California sued Diebold for installing uncertified code on their voting machines and lying to state officials. The state joined the suit and in the end Diebold was fined millions of dollars.

  • Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as senior managers.,2645,61640,00.html

  • One of Diebold's senior programmers has been convicted of 23 counts of felony theft including putting an illegal "back door" into his computer programs

  • Diebold's former Senior Vice-President and senior programmer was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft, among which was planting back doors in his software.

  • In 2004 the President of Diebold promised to help get George Bush re-elected.

  • A review of the software in 2005 found illegal code that could be used to manipulate vote totals without detection.

  • In 2005 the Secretary of State banned the use of Diebold optical scan machines because security vulnerabilities were found that make it easy to rig an election without detection

  • The Secretary of State of Ohio has sued Diebold for breach of warranty, lying to state officials, and fraud.

  • Diebold was recently forced to admit there is a bug in their vote counting software that is used in at least 34 states, which causes the voting machine (both touchscreen and opscan) to lose votes. They have known about the bug for some time but allowed it to remain. It's still in the code today.

  • The former Director of Elections for the state of Ohio admitted on camera that Diebold offered him a large campaign contribution if he chose to implement their system

    Send me more!

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