30 August 2005

Want to Try Diebold's Voting Machines?

Then head up to Van Wert County (west of Lima) for the county fair, Sept. 1-7. The Van Wert Independent reports:

Van Wert County residents will have a chance to try out the new touch-screen voting machines prior to the November general election at this year's county fair. The County Board of Elections will have the new machines on display in the Administration Building from noon-5 p.m. Thursday, September 1, through Wednesday, September 7. Local residents can view the machines -- and even have a hands-on opportunity to try out the new touch-screen voting system. Representatives from Diebold Election Systems, maker of the machines, will also be on hand to answer any questions residents may have.


ANY questions? What if people ask how they can trust a machine made by someone who promised to deliver Ohio to Bush in '04? What if they ask how they can trust a company whose owner was a Bush "pioneer"? What if they ask how they can trust a machine that has repeatedly failed security tests? What if they ask how they can trust a company that not only won't use open-source software, but has used uncertified software at least twice (once illegally, in Maryland)?

More news and information about voting machines is available at this page from CASE, the Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections. And VerifiedVoting has a page called "The Verifier" where you can look up the voting standards for any county in any state.

2 comments:

The Dean of Cincinnati said...

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WestEnder said...

Yes... had to remove 5 spams. Seems like they occur most often on new posts put up after midnight.