Monday, December 12, 2005

WALDEN O'DELL, THE DIEBOLD CEO WHO STOLE THE ELECTION FOR BUSH IN 2004, RESIGNS UNDER A CLOUD OF LEGAL QUESTIONS-- ANOTHER SOON TO BE PARDONED CROOK

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In the debate over who deserves the most blame or credit-- depending on your point of view-- for stealing the 2004 election for George W. Bush, there are a lot of deserving contenders: Karl Rove, Kenneth Blackwell and the whole corrupt Ohio political machine (including Governor Taft, Tom Ney, and dozens of other crooked pols), GOP operatives on every level like Chuck McGee and James Tobin in New Hampshire)... and, of course, Walden O'Dell, the scumbag CEO of Diebold, the partisan voting machine company.

O'Dell, who made good on his promise to "deliver" Ohio to Bush/Cheney in 2004, is beset with legal problems over massive fraud at Diebold and he suddenly resigned today. Diebold is facing two serious cases right now-- an insider trading case involving securities fraud litigation and a company insider who has been spilling the beans on how Diebold has been stealing elections for Republicans in Georgia and Ohio.


TUESDAY UPDATE

The BradBlog has the whole scoop on the filing of litigation against the Diebold scumbags today. These people hijacked American democracy and saddled us with 4 more illegitimate years of BushCo. I rarely agree with Cheney about anything but maybe there are cases so extreme that torture is called for. If that were so, the Diebold crooks would be first on my list. But that's not what the BradBlog is about today. Instead they're dealing with the fact that 8 current and former executives have been named as co-defendants (including Bush-pal, ex-CEO O'Dell and the new CEO-- named yesterday-- Swidarski. Although it is a stock fraud case, it does cite "a number of allegedly misleading news releases pertaining to the fitness and security of election systems as contracted by Diebold in San Diego County in 2003; their settlement for $2.6 million with the state of California in 2004..."


WEDNESDAY UPDATE

The BradBlog is really doing an incredible job of holding Diebold's feet to the fire with their fine reporting. Brad Friedman is not letting up on these treasonous crooks and today he is reporting how Leon County, Florida ran a test with Diebold equipment that shows conclusively that Diebold equipment is as easily hacked and manipulated as the Iraqi elections. In the Leon County test "Diebold's security measures failed miserably and were easily defeated by a hack performed by a computer security professional on a Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machine and Central Tabulator." The County announced, sensibly, "We will never use Diebold in an election again." I hope California's crooked Secretary of State, Bruce McPherson, is paying attention. It looks like this wingnut has aspirations to being the Ken Blackwell or Kathleen Harris of 2006.

3 Comments:

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Ellen R. said...

Music to my ears - better late than never, but who will take his place?

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger keninny said...

Good question, Ellen.

Wouldn't you guess that the Diebold hierarchy contains a passel of people whose future (i.e., on the unlocked side of a prison cell) depends on old Waldy not going down TOO hard?

Unless and until, that is, prosecutors make it too hot for company insiders to coddle the cut-loose scumbag and try to cut their own deals.

K

 
At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in Canton, Ohio my entire life. When I went to the polls to vote I was denied the right to vote in the 2004 election. Ken Blackwell made it very difficult for any democrat to vote. I had been working out of town for a while but I had never moved from my home. Unbelievable. They stole the election. All Diebold executives should be prosecuted. Karl Rove will go down in history as a modern day Benedict Arnold.

 

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