News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Diebold Co."Will Deliver Votes to the President"
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

From the editor of this website--
 
Diebold Elections Systems is an electronic voting machine company with close ties to the Republican Party.  The reliability and honesty of its results have been harshly questioned by computer and election experts.  It is up to Congress to rectify the problem by requiring voter-verified paper ballots to make recounts possible when election results are in doubt.
 
The fact is that voting systems are generally owned by Conservatives, and most suspect election results so far have favored Republicans -- but the question of reliability in electronic voting is crucial to all parties. 
 
For details on this vitally important issue, please see our new website--
 
     "Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue"  
 
 

New York Times  November 9, 2003

Machine Politics in the Digital Age

By MELANIE WARNER

The complete article may be purchased from the New York Times archives at-- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70E12FD385D0C7A8CDDA80994DB404482

Excerpt--

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. ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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."

David L. Dill, a computer science professor at Stanford, said: "If I was a programmer at one of these companies and I wanted to steal an election, it would be very easy."  

 

 

 

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