Diebold Will Add A Paper Trail... At A Huge Price

from the just-ask... dept

I think it's now been determined exactly why Diebold is so afraid of adding a paper trail to their voting machines: they keep getting burned by paper trails. After emails exposed just how insecure their voting machines were, a set of internal Diebold communications show an employee suggesting that, should they be required to retrofit voting machines with paper trails that they charge ridiculously high fees to do so. Diebold has said that the cost of the printers included in a voting machine would run about $1,000 to $1,200, which may seem a bit high for a pretty simple printer. The internal memos, however, point out that this is just part of the strategy. Since they're going in and replacing or retrofitting machines that have already been bought, Diebold sees them as captive customers who will be forced to pay whatever Diebold wants.

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    Ed Halley, 16 Dec 2003 @ 11:00am

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    You can live meekly, or you can ...

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    aNonMooseCowherd, 16 Dec 2003 @ 3:12pm

    why pay more than it's worth?

    If their prices are to high, eventually the states will wise up and realize that they could set up their own consortium to make voting equipment.

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    OneTree, 6 Sep 2006 @ 7:28pm

    Trash them.

    I'm surprised there's no mention of the Diebold machines used in the presidential election...
    The exit polls picked the wrong winner, and then there are the Diebold connections to Bush...
    But who would be bold enough to fix a presidential election?

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