A growing number of federal and state legislators are expressing doubts about the integrity of the ATM-like electronic voting machines that at least 50 million Americans will use to cast their ballots in November.
Why are they wary of electronic voting? Here’s why…
California panel votes unanimously to decertify Diebold voting machines
A California voting systems panel recommended Thursday that the secretary of state decertify an electronic voting machine made by Diebold Election Systems, making it likely that four counties that used the machines will have to find others for the November election.
The panel discovered last November that Diebold had installed uncertified software on the machines.
The voting panel also recommended to Shelley that he ask the state attorney general to examine the possibility of bringing civil and criminal charges against Diebold for violating California election codes.
Did I mention the CEO of Diebold wants to “deliver” votes to Bush?
The head of a company <Diebold> vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.”
Am I paranoid?
Every Reason to Be Paranoid: It’s actually worse than you think (from Greg Palast’s site)
Perhaps the scariest new material discloses the machinations behind the Help America Vote Act, a law passed by Congress instructing every state to computerize, centralize and purge voter rolls before the 2004 election–which means the Florida scenario could be replicated nationwide, and we might see the most questionable and unverifiable election in this nation’s history. And as folks are finally starting to point out, the companies who manufacture the electronic voting machines are huge contributors to the Republican Party.
And of course
“The people who cast the votes donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” – Joseph Stalin