Diebold Going After Whistle Blower Who Revealed Their Use Of Uncertified Voting

from the that-doesn't-make-you-look-good dept

As you may be aware, the company Diebold doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to the trustworthiness and reliability of their e-voting machines. What's odd, is that rather than making efforts to improve the machines or be more open about what's in them, the company continues to attack its critics. One of the big stories concerning Diebold that broke in early 2004 was that the company knowingly used uncertified machines in certain elections. Of course, rather than apologizing and admitting they screwed up and putting in place a lot of procedures and public oversight to make sure this never happened again... the company sued the person who blew the whistle on them. Slashdot points out that the individual has now been arraigned on felony charges, to which he pleaded not guilty. What's interesting here, from a legal standpoint, is that he's not really protected by whistle-blowing laws, since the guy worked for a law firm working with Diebold and not for Diebold itself -- so Diebold certainly has some right to be upset that someone at its law firm leaked the info. However, from a PR standpoint, it looks really bad, as it (once again) makes Diebold look like covering up what they did wrong is a lot more important than fixing the many problems they have.
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    TechNoFear Moron, 1 Oct 2006 @ 5:37pm

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    i'm not American. I am only visiting here atm. But I must say that TechNoFear is a moron.. Every American knows that the voting method is screwy. You saying "Americans" in your comment is pathetic.. The "common" American civilians did not build these machines nor do they have any say so or even influence over the usage of them or the current voting methods.. You can not stereo-type Americans for something they they have no control over.. Its as bad as blaming any civilian that is NOT a government angent OF that governmental department for something they didnt do and cant control --- as it is blaming an etire race for a crime that one person did.. You can not blame all latina.. all white.. all blacks all asian "ect" for something that just one single person did.. That would you a fillthy racist.. What you did is no different.. In my book you are a vulgar filthy excuse of a human being and are no better than a racist. Where ever you are from I certainly hope you get blamed for something "And punished for it" that someone ELSE did.. Only then can someone like you see the light of this matter.. Maybe then you can put blame where it is due.. The American government and even more specific.. The exact department that "could" fix this issue but apparently will not. Untill the you are considered a patheitc racist TechNoFear..

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