"It's outrageous," [Corzine] said. "Not only does Mr.
O'Dell want the contract to provide every voting machine in the nation for the next election - he wants to 'deliver' the election
to Mr. Bush. There are enough conflicts in this story to fill an ethics manual."
IN mid-August, Walden W. O'Dell, the chief executive of Diebold Inc., sat down at his computer to compose a letter inviting 100 wealthy and politically inclined friends to a Republican Party
fund-raiser, to be held at his home in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes
to the president next year," wrote Mr. O'Dell, whose company is based in Canton, Ohio.
That is hardly unusual for Mr. O'Dell. A longtime Republican, he is a member of President Bush's "Rangers and Pioneers,''
an elite group of loyalists who have raised at least $100,000 each for the 2004 race. ...
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