Monday, December 19, 2005

Diebold CEO Resigns

Diebold is an evil, evil company that only cares about making money. I've talked about elections before and Diebold in particular and I've mentioned before about how thier voting machines contain proprietary software that they don't allow anyone (including the counties buying the machines) to see. I've also mentioned the amazing fight that they are doing over at (I donate to them every year).

I didn't point you to this article though I should have:

Previous revelations from the whistleblower have included evidence that Diebold’s upper management and top government officials knew of backdoor software in Diebold’s central tabulator before the 2004 election, but ignored urgent warnings

But the thing that I couldn't stand most was the fact that their CEO, a huge supporter of the Bush campaign promised to deliver Ohio to the president in the last election:

The company was thrust into the center of controversy during the 2004 presidential election campaign, after O'Dell wrote in a Republican Party fundraising letter that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." The Canton, Ohio-based company is among the nation's biggest suppliers of paperless, touch-screen voting machines.

(from Business Week)

Well, finally he resigned and the world is now a tiny bit better place.

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