Allegedly unreliable Diebold voting machines are being adopted for elections across America.
It's time to ask: can we trust Diebold with our democracy?

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Excerpts from memos -- in Diebold's employees' own words:

Allegedly Tamper-Prone Machine
Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states and
allegedly lack even basic protection against election fraud.
"Elections are not rocket science. Why is it so hard to get things right! I have never been at any other company that has been so miss [sic] managed." [full memo]

"I need some answers! Our department is being audited by the County. I have been waiting for someone to give me an explanation as to why Precinct 216 gave Al Gore a minus 16022 [votes] when it was uploaded. Will someone please explain this so that I have the information to give the auditor instead of standing here 'looking dumb'." [full memo] (emph. added)

"I have become increasingly concerned about the apparent lack of concern over the practice of writing contracts to provide products and services which do not exist and then attempting to build these items on an unreasonable time: with no written plan, little to no time for testing, and minimal resources. It also seems to be an accepted practice to exaggerate our progress and functionality to our customers and ourselves then make excuses at delivery time when these products and services do not meet expectations." [full memo] (emph. added)

In response to a question about a presentation in El Paso County, Colorado: "For a demonstration I suggest you fake it. Progam them both so they look the same, and then just do the upload fro [sic] the AV. That is what we did in the last AT/AV demo." [full memo] (emph. added)

"Right now you can open GEMS' .mdb file with MS-Access, and alter its contents. That includes the audit log. ... Jane (I think it was Jane) did some fancy footwork on the .mdb file in Gaston recently. I know our dealers do it. King County is famous for it." [full memo] (emph. added)

Learn more now. Browse the memos below -- learn what Diebold's employees think of their voting machine and their company. If you think their machines leave our democracy open to election fraud, contact the politicians that represent you. If you do nothing else -- tell a friend!

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