Sunday, December 18, 2005

New York Times - Checking Up on Diebold

Turns out that Randy, California Election Protection Network, Brad Friedman, Ion Sancho and myself aren't the only folks that are looking askance at Diebold. Today's New York Times features an editorial piece which offers a brief overview of Diebold's recent troubles and entreaties that the post-O'Dell era Diebold should make itself worthy of trust.

My favorite part of the piece?
Diebold has always insisted that its electronic voting machines are so reliable that there is no need for paper records of votes that can be independently verified. Fortunately, the American people feel otherwise. (Emphasis mine.) Nearly half the states - including large ones like California, New York, Illinois and Ohio - now require so-called paper trails.
There's still a lot of work to do on this issue, but it's nice to know that parts of the MSM realize we don't live in Paranoia Land.

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