April 24, 2004

You don't have to die bold...just die

California is coming down hard on Diebold. Would it be poor form to cackle wickedly?

After harshly chastising Diebold Election Systems for what it considered deceptive business practices, a California voting systems panel voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the secretary of state decertify an electronic touch-screen voting machine manufactured by the company, making it likely that four California counties that recently purchased the machines will have to find other voting solutions for the November presidential election.

The panel also voted to send the findings of its recent Diebold investigation to the state's attorney general for possible criminal and civil charges against the firm for violating state election laws.

Nice. Hopefully other states will follow suit.

Posted by Francis at 09:03 PM