October 4, 2007

More Voting Chicanery

Filed under: law — Tags: , , , , — skeptisys @ 10:47 am


Diebold, the company that helped steal the 2004 presidential election, is in the news again. Diebold’s electonic voting machines were used for a 2004 California vote on medical marijuana. The vote results were close enough that the results were challenged. Instead of turning the voting machines over for independent audit, county official sent all the machines back to Diebold. While at Diebold, 96% of the records were mysteriously deleted. Just last week, a judge voided the results and ordered a new vote. The judge also ordered the county officials to reimburse those that filed suit. Thankfully, the legislative branch of government will still occasionally apply the rule of law in a fair manner.

Read about it here.


  1. When I lived in Washington, DC in the 1990’s, they put a medical marijuana vote on the ballot one year, then refused to even count the votes (officially anyway).

    I remain pissed off about it, and feel violated by the lack of completing the process.

    Here’s a link about it:

    Comment by Vicky Bullettes — October 4, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

  2. Thanks for alerting us to this, Vicky. Reminds me of a recent Bill Maher quote from his talk show (quote from his website):
    “MAHER: Well, you know, Bill Clinton, I remember, gave an interview to Rolling Stone right after he got out of office, and he said, “Pot should be decriminalized.” And I thought, gee, it’s too bad you weren’t in a position of power…[laughter]…the last eight years to make that point. [applause]”

    I guess the graffiti was right: if voting changed anything, they would make it illegal.

    Comment by skeptisys — October 5, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

  3. My comment on the stupid and disrespectful costume about Steve Irwin is in very bad taste somebody needs some matters beat into them with a stick, be respectful and take this picture off your site it is not funny.

    Comment by Donnie pace — July 21, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  4. That steve irwin one is sick. Who is so.. senseless as to disrespect a memorable dead person. I hope they can live with the fact that his daughter might one day see this. I don’t think she’ll find it funny mate.

    Comment by Doodlebuggg — September 7, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  5. I am very offended by the Steve Irwin costume!!!!!!! ITis very disrespectful to the memory of Steve Irwin! Do you
    not care that many people were very sad when that happened???????

    Comment by Brittany — September 19, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

  6. That’s not Steve Irwin, it’s a kitty cat who passed out in his food dish. With politics and humor, people will always be offended, if it is to be effective. If you try to prevent offensive speech, it is called ‘censorship’.
    I appreciate the comments, but please try to post on-topic. The Steve Irwin ‘how dare you’ comments belong at this page:
    Thanks and good luck to those fighting for our voting rights.

    Comment by skeptisys — September 20, 2008 @ 8:45 am

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