Diebold Knew They Broke The Law With Uncertified Voting Machines
from the way-to-go dept
Every time I read another article about Diebold, you wonder what's really going on at the company. They clearly seem to be living in their own little reality where they simply ignore the very important questions people are starting to ask about their voting machines. I wonder how anyone in their right mind could use a Diebold voting machine after these fiascoes. Despite plenty of questions concerning their voting machines over the past few months, Diebold didn't do anything differently and knowingly broke their contract (and the law) with Alameda county by using uncertified software. Diebold's lawyers tried to get them around this by suggesting they claim that the software was "experimental" rather than "uncertified." Despite being clearly told not to do this, Diebold went ahead and used the uncertified and barely tested software which was rushed onto machines for the primary elections in California last month. Even worse, when an employee spoke up to point out that there was poor quality control and an aspect of the voting system was likely to fail, he was quickly fired. When you put together all of the information compiled over the last year concerning Diebold's voting machines, their inability to comprehend why people are upset, and what looks like their outright violation of the law, why would anyone agree to use such a machine during an election?