Dear Friends of Open Voting:
On Halloween eve, we struck back against one of the scariest voting machines
ever produced. The Diebold TS voting machine obtained on eBay by Open Voting
Foundation met justice.
My first reaction when I found out the machine was available on eBay June 15 of last year was "take a sledgehammer" to it!  It turns out we did get the
machine, but several friends talked me out of smashing it -- for the time being.
This was a good thing because it helped us make some other points.
We examined the machine in some detail and reported on various faults we found. In March of this year, the Associated Press cited Open Voting Foundation in an article explaining why Diebold might want to exit the voting system business .
Another idea was to turn the machine into a trustworthy voting machine by adding a printer and replacing the proprietary secret software with public software. We concluded that the machine was just too badly designed for this
to be economical.
So, back to my original idea.
There is a video report on YouTube by Sebastian Kunz of 960 The Quake.
There were many still pictures taken as well. Here are a few courtesy of Alec
Thank you and best wishes.
(the machine was one of several hundred sent back to Diebold by
Maryland after the 2004 election, but somehow got stuck in shipping.
After 1.5 years, the shipper put it on eBay along with other unclaimed