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Saturday, May 01, 2004

California bans Diebold voting machines 

California's secretary of state has banned the use of 14,000 Diebold electronic voting machines in the November election. 28,000 other Diebold machines have been "conditionally banned" and may be reinstated if Diebold complies with independent security guidelines and equips the machines to produce paper receipts. The full story can be found here.

This is great news. Voting machines that do not produce paper receipts are a threat to democracy, and the fact that Diebold's executives are major Bush contributors is extremely suspicious. More states should follow California's example.
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