I haven’t really been on top of the Diebold voting machine stuff, but there’s a lot on the topic here. Short story: a lot of people seem to believe that the new computer voting systems are extremely vulnerable to tampering. And the people who run the company are, um, Republicans:
Wally O’Dell, CEO of Diebold Inc., this week sent out letters to central Ohio Republicans asking them to raise $10,000 in donations in time for a Sept. 26 Ohio Republican Party event at his home.
His company, which specializes in security and election machinery, is one of three under consideration to supply new, electronic voting machines to replace punch card machines still in use in 71 Ohio counties.
In his invitation O’Dell states his support for the Republican Party and notes he is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President next year.”