Saturday, 1 May 2004
California decertifies Diebold eVoting machines
California turned up the heat yesterday in the evoting controversy. The New York Times reports this morning that Kevin Shelley, the Secretary of State, conditionally decertified Diebold voting machines now in use — at least until their security is upgraded. He went so far as to accuse Diebold of "fraudulent actions" and recommended to the Attorney General that he investigate criminal and civil remedies.
It is no surprise that California is the first state to decertify evoting machines. It seems to have had the most problems with (or at least the greatest public outcry against) them. This is certainly an interesting time to be a Californian again.