Sunday, 18 January 2004
Diebold winter wrap-up
The California Voter Foundation issued a news release a few days ago that gives a nice summary of recent developments regarding adoption of evoting machines in California. I will not regurgitate the summary here, but I will highlight a theme that seems to permeate each episode. Each time Diebold betrayed the public trust, it asked Californians to take it on faith that its breach was minor, inconsequential, or, as CVF writes, merely "cosmetic." An old saying keeps coming to mind: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."