The Diebold PR-machine - described in this 22 page BlackBoxVoting report - includes photos of original source documents, a video of Mike Radke and another Diebold representative plagerizing themselves in a hearing, and a phony Diebold web site (blackboxwatchdog.com) run by a Diebold employee who also operates or owns several porn sites.
Diebold sales people recommend Diebold's phony "watch dog" site to state and county election officials - telling our officials that blackboxwatchdog is owned by an independent watch-dog organization!
The story of how BlackBoxVoting uncovered the Diebold connection to BlackboxWatchDog.com is interesting.
Do false advertising and unfair business practice statutes apply?
Remember when Diebold hired the same Utah lobbyist who lobbied for Salt Lake County? Similar stories in this BBV report may only scratch the surface of Diebold deceptive PR practices.
I know from my own personal experience that Diebold used sham identities (all from the same two IP numbers) to post harassing, dishonest posts to my blog at http://kathydopp.com until I stopped allowing it. In addition, someone (was it Diebold?) paid a private investigator to sit for a day across the street from my house - on a street where no one but neighbors (and very few of those) even drive past, so the private investigator was an immediate sore thumb.
Are we surprised - from a company which advertised hundreds of phony office locations in 20 or more states (16 phony offices in Utah), sold Utah a combination of used and rejected voting machines from other states, and designed a computerized voting system with maximum flexibility for undetectable election rigging - but who would do that? Now we learn about Diebold's unsavory connections - including to the infamous Washington DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The phony Diebold web site BlackBoxWatchDog.com is run by Rob Pelletier, who works for Diebold and also runs many porn websites with his wife.
This well-documented report is one of the more interesting Diebold reads!
Why has our Utah Lt. Governor's office requested modification of Utah's election laws to prevent hand-counts of the voter verifiable paper ballot record - thus preventing any independent checks of the accuracy of Utah's vote counts?
Every other industry performs "independent" (of insiders) audits to detect and correct insider errors - innocent or deliberate.
Why is our Lt. Governor taking actions to prevent Utahns from verifying the accuracy of our vote counts?
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