Diebold to America: “Hey, thanks for all the tax dollars. Our vote counting software doesn’t work. Have a nice election!”
Bradblog is doing an excellent job, as usual, of covering the insanity that is our election system, especially when it comes to black box electronic voting.
Diebold has admitted that their tabulator software, known as GEMS, and used all across the country, in at least 34 states, does not count votes correctly.
In fact, it actually loses votes, by not counting them at all, yet gives the system administrator no indication that the votes were not counted. Instead, it tells them that all votes have been counted correctly. This bug has been in Diebold’s software — where it remains to this day– for years. Diebold has only admitted it now that it’s been found by someone else (a number of counties in Ohio, of all places) and with the 2008 Presidential election less than 80 days away.
On that note, have a great election, America!
I’ll be packing for someplace with a functioning democracy… like Pakistan!!