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(RawStory)   Diebold CEO who promised to "deliver" Ohio for Bush resigns amid fraud litigation, concerns over election mishandling   (rawstory.com) divider line 726
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2005-12-13 05:13:15 AM
Rush Limbaugh told me that only Democrats cheat.
 
2005-12-13 05:14:51 AM
Who is honestly surprised by this?
 
2005-12-13 05:18:06 AM
Not the least bit surprised. Hey, maybe we can use torture to get information out of him since it is sooo effective against the terrorists.
 
2005-12-13 05:24:04 AM
Hmm, a "news site" that has an ad selling "Anti-Bush Gifts and Gear."

Right. Think we found the leftist equivalent of the floor-humping guy.

Better luck next election.
 
2005-12-13 05:28:29 AM
O'Dell's resignation comes just days after reports from BradBlog.com that the company was facing imminent securities fraud litigation surrounding charges of insider trading.

If BradBlog.com said it, it HAS to be true!
 
2005-12-13 05:47:07 AM
If rawstory.com said it, it HAS to be true!
 
2005-12-13 05:49:32 AM
I love that add at the bottom left that says "Beat Bush 2008!"

Is George W Bush running for something in 2008?
 
2005-12-13 06:03:45 AM
Looks like O'Dell probably resigned because he was driving the company into the ground, in case anybody is interested in anything remotely truthful.

Linky
 
2005-12-13 06:26:36 AM
Dude, you're getting rid of Odell!!
 
2005-12-13 07:14:33 AM
Zeromyhero

Why was the stock tanking? Because they didn't meet their own earnings forecast. Who ok'ed the forecast?
 
2005-12-13 07:28:58 AM
heck of a job
 
2005-12-13 07:56:43 AM
I love that add at the bottom left that says "Beat Bush 2008!"

Is George W Bush running for something in 2008?


Could be Jeb, I don't think they've decided yet.
 
2005-12-13 08:27:33 AM
in case anybody is interested in anything remotely truthful.

Not really, but thanks just the same.
 
2005-12-13 08:39:51 AM
It makes me giggle how Fark seems to do this on purpose, linking to the crappiest source for some of the most important stories.

This couldn't possibly be true if RawStory is reporting it.
 
2005-12-13 08:44:35 AM
Action Replay Nick

It makes ME giggle that the the only one of the aforementioned articles that said anything about "Election Mishandling" is RawStory. I wonder why.

Oh right, because that's the part they made up. CEOs resign and get fired all the time, fellas. Sorry.
 
2005-12-13 08:52:29 AM
Terminal Frost

I said the source was crappy and the story was important. I wasn't wrong. If you actually read some of those links off of Google, you'd see the word "concern" a lot. Concern over his previous statements, concern about the actual performance of the voting machines, etc.

And, if you don't think it's a big deal when the CEO of a voting machine company promises to deliver a vote to a certain canditate, you might want to tell Diebold. They have since forbidden their top executives from making political contributions.
 
2005-12-13 09:09:20 AM
Fact: O'Dell, CEO of the company that makes the voting machines, promised to deliver Ohio to Bush.
Fact: Diebold refuses to allow independent inspection of the voting machines' source code.
Fact: O'Dell resigns for "personal reasons" the day before a judge is to hear arguments about reviewing the source code.

Obvious conclusion: this is a run of the mill CEO turnover.

I'm not saying anyone's guilty of anything because there's not enough info. But if you honestly think there's no cause for concern, you better come up for air soon.
 
2005-12-13 09:28:51 AM
Blogs have about as much credibility as the Weekly World News or National Enquirer.
 
2005-12-13 09:43:44 AM


Nothing to see here. Move along.
Just ordinary business.
Happens all the time
 
2005-12-13 09:48:06 AM
If voting were enabled, I'd vote for BigTuna, but it'd probably show up under Terminal Frost anyway...
 
2005-12-13 09:48:19 AM
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, that's the price of an election these days. It's not the millions of dollars you spend. (Oh... but that's still very important.) It's the number of people who will sacrifice their lives to the cause.
 
2005-12-13 10:15:37 AM
A little while back, I decided to try and write a bill forcing voting machines to leave a paper trail in case verification is needed (I know there's this touch-screen machine that prints out a paper ballot- that would be a good machine to use).

A) I'm horrible at bill-writing.
B) The thing's going nowhere fast.
 
2005-12-13 10:19:05 AM
I am saddend at this turn of events for this forward thinking and courageous corporate leader. For this to happen during The Holiday Season must be especially painful for this fine man and his family. I can only hope that President Bush can find a place in his Adminstration to help Mr. O'Dell recover, financially and professionally, from his dire situation.
 
2005-12-13 10:47:36 AM
We should go back to purple ink stained finger voting like they do in Iraq.
 
2005-12-13 10:53:32 AM
Sounds to me like he was responsible for getting diebold into the voting machine business and that decision ultimately hurt the bottom line. I am sure his comments added to the problem, but I don't think fraud allegations are the underlying cause.

... much of the attention the company has received recently came from its relatively new business of making election machines.

O'Dell gained national attention when he invited people to a fund-raiser for George Bush with a 2003 letter stating he planned to help ``Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president.''

Critics howled that the maker of voting machines should not be involved in partisan politics. The company has since forbidden its top executives from making political contributions.

The company has been disappointed as legal and technical problems and political issues have prevented boards of election from buying election machines as quickly as first anticipated


http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/business/13395525.htm
 
2005-12-13 11:24:21 AM
They should have stuck with making ATMs.
 
2005-12-13 11:26:01 AM
I won't believe it until I see it on MichaelMoore.com!
 
2005-12-13 11:26:13 AM
So is he the next head of FEMA or what?
 
2005-12-13 11:26:15 AM
"The source of the news isn't credible, therefore the story can't be true."

Try again, piggers.
 
2005-12-13 11:27:47 AM
Why do they keep greenlighting stories from this BS website?
 
2005-12-13 11:28:37 AM
FLAMEWAR A'COMIN!

If Jeb runs and wins in 2008, will he attack Iraq, too?
 
2005-12-13 11:28:57 AM
Cue HA HA guy.
 
2005-12-13 11:29:30 AM
Elections in Jesusland are as rigged as WWE. Your vote does not count. That is all.
 
2005-12-13 11:29:36 AM
FlashLV: "Why do they keep greenlighting stories from this BS website?"

Randolph Mantooth is bringing your waaaaahmbulance stat!
 
2005-12-13 11:30:14 AM
Tookie and Wally in the same day?

/waiting for scooter to join the party for the trifecta
 
2005-12-13 11:30:23 AM
no surprise, just keeping in line with the integrity and competence of the current administration.
 
2005-12-13 11:30:52 AM
How was what I said whining?

Tard!
 
2005-12-13 11:32:03 AM
I think the US should use the election machines produced by Micheal Moore for a totally unbiased election.


/asshatery abounds!
 
2005-12-13 11:33:31 AM
Wait. Just wait.

Am I to understand that Republicans might...cheat?

I'm shocked.
 
2005-12-13 11:34:17 AM
"Why do they keep greenlighting stories from this BS website?"

I second that emotion, but we also get about as many "World Net Daily' exclusives about Dean eating babies and Kerry kicking his manservant.
 
2005-12-13 11:35:43 AM
I second that emotion, but we also get about as many "World Net Daily' exclusives about Dean eating babies and Kerry kicking his manservant.

Damn! How did I MISS those? Links please.
 
2005-12-13 11:35:49 AM
Non-story!! LIEberal media!! DITTO!! DITTO!!!!
 
2005-12-13 11:36:15 AM
Oh yes this looks like a reliable source.



 
2005-12-13 11:37:15 AM
"The source of the news isn't credible, therefore the story can't be true."

See you in the next FoxNews thread, I'm sure.
 
2005-12-13 11:37:21 AM
Oops forgot this:

 
2005-12-13 11:37:58 AM
Voting machines should:
- Simply help people fill out paper ballots correctly.
- Be open source.

Canada uses all paper ballots. If it's munged, then it's tossed out. No questions asked. They never seem to have a problem either.

I mean, they are probably smarter than most Americans, but still...
 
2005-12-13 11:39:28 AM
And this on top of Bush famously screaming that the U.S. Constitution is, 'just a goddamned piece of paper'.
 
2005-12-13 11:40:32 AM
Jashter: Who is honestly surprised by this?

Note the "Obvious" tag on the article.
 
2005-12-13 11:41:17 AM
It's German for Thebold.

got nothing.
neither does the article.
 
2005-12-13 11:41:39 AM
Jabber: Hey, maybe we can use torture to get information out of him since it is sooo effective against the terrorists.

That comment wins. Please accept your coupon for one free internet.
 
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