Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Diebold voting machines to be used in California
This is serious business, Gentle Readers: Diebold, of rigged election fame, has gotten the contract to steal another election – or series of - here in California.
What happened is this: somehow Diebold got the contract to supply voting machines for the state, promising in their contract that the machines would be transparent, verifiable, and available for a recount if necessary. Dates were set for the first inspection of the machines and software by the state, but a spanner has been thrown in the works.
Skippy is reporting, and I for one believe him, that Diebold has been given a pass on the contractual stipulations by secretary of State Bruce McPherson, and the inspections will not happen unless we demand action.
This must not stand. Contact your state representative and senator, and demand that the contract be fullfilled in its every particular. There must be no vote fraud in California.
Contact info for state reps are:
Senator Don Perata (chair)(D)
district office (510) 286-1333
Senator Jim Battin (vice-chair) (R)
Senator Roy Ashburn (R)
Senator Debra Bowen (D)
(ms. bowen is mounting this case and will be busy preparing, emails are welcomed)
Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D)
Why on God’s green earth Diebold was given this contract is beyond me, but we need to act. Call or email – now.