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Friday, September 10, 2004

California Sues Voting Machine Maker Diebold
The San Jose Mercury News reports that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has joined a lawsuit against Diebold, one of the leading manufacturers of electronic voting machines.
Lockyer joined a suit filed in November by whistle-blowers who charged that Diebold Election Systems sold the state faulty balloting equipment that could make California elections vulnerable to software glitches or hacking.

Additionally, the attorney general closed a criminal investigation against the Ohio-based company without pressing charges.

Lockyer's move throws the state's weight behind the activists' false-claims suit. He took action after his investigators found ``sufficient evidence of them defrauding the state'' by providing the electronic voting systems, said spokesman Tom Dresslar. Alameda County also joined the suit.
(via MIT Technology Review)
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