READER COMMENTS ON
"SEC OPENS FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO DIEBOLD'S ELECTION DIVISION"
(7 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/13/2006 @ 2:18 pm PT...
Would this affect Pap and RFK Jr. Qui Tam suit against the voting machine companies at all? (probably a dumb question...)
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/13/2006 @ 5:57 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/13/2006 @ 8:13 pm PT...
GINNY - Comment # 2
Nice job, THX for putting this together and the share.
Most of us had not yet seen this.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/14/2006 @ 5:27 am PT...
The phrase "DIEBOLD'S ELECTION DIVISION" is not a term of art.
"Diebold Election Systems, Inc." is a seperate and distinct corporation.
If a lawyer sued Diebold, Inc. for what Diebold Election Systems, Inc. has done, without competent evidence to pierce the corporate veil, it would be malpractice.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/14/2006 @ 6:12 am PT...
The class action lawsuit (link here, PDF), names Diebold, Inc., and executives etc. from that corporation ("DBD" is its stock exchange id). It is an Ohio corporation.
Diebold Election Systems, Inc. (DES) is a Delaware corporation.
Confusing the two is an error that can have serious legal consequences to the unaware.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 8/14/2006 @ 6:32 am PT...
The Diebold realm has purchased a company that deals with Homeland Security:
"Diebold is committed to growing its presence in the government market, and we will continue to make the investments that bring our customers access to the solutions that are vital to their operations in the government space," said Dennis M. Moriarty, senior vice president of Diebold Global Security. "Actcom has vast experience in physical security systems, as well as in many of the integrated systems currently in use by the federal government. Bringing our companies together will set new standards of excellence in security for the government market."
(link here, bold added). Knowing how much "security" EVM's have, and knowing how much "security" selling US military factories and US port management to troubled mid-eastern countries provides, this putting Diebold into national security makes sense. If insecurity is really the objective.
One prong into the military industrial complex is rooted in those who approve Diebold Election Systems, Inc. EVM's (link here, and here; [read whole thread]).
So now they have two tenacles into the government, or is it the other way around?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 8/14/2006 @ 7:40 pm PT...
Thanks for that Ginny, I had to wait overnight to see it, but well worth it. I hope the DNC hung their head in shame.
Great speech Brad!