Wednesday, 17 December 2003
Diebold violated California election law
California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley made an announcement today regarding the audit of the State's Diebold voting machines that he ordered. He demanded the audit after learning that Diebold had illegally installed software patches on machines used in Alameda County after those machines were certified — meaning that the software was never approved. eVoting machines in at least 17 counties were found to contain uncertified software, and Diebold now stands on the brink of losing the right to sell voting machines to the State of California and her counties. The San Jose Mercury News has the story: "Voting machine maker dinged."