Diebold Settles With California

from the no-huge-surprise dept

Now that the elections are over, and electronic voting isn’t in the same sort of spotlight it was a few months ago, Diebold has settled their lawsuit with the state of California, agreeing to pay $2.6 million for fraudulent claims made about their product. Some of that money will go towards better training of poll workers. The company also promises that next time (no, really) they will actually meet the standards that have been set and won’t mess with the software at the last minute without telling anyone. It remains to be seen whether or not that actually happens, as the company seems to have a history of repeatedly ignoring the type of moves that might make people feel more comfortable knowing their vote was actually counted.

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