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Obama and McCain Prove Critical Open Source Argument True

Dec 17, 2008, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"The election office began sensing the problem was on their end. Fearful they had simply not run a whole bag of votes through the Diebold machine they re-inspected their work. Yet, they had not been deficient. The Diebold just had not counted 216 ballots, although they were fed in.

"Calls to Diebold confirmed a problem had been discovered that had existed in their own counting software for four years. Diebold alleged to have informed county election officials but they never notified the California Secretary of State.

"Worse, Diebold released subsequent versions of their software and did not fix the problem! Some versions were used in equipment deployed to the state of ... yep ... Florida!"

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