Tell your bank, your convenience store to dump Diebold
I can't imagine that the voting business is anywhere near as big a part of Diebold's marketing mix as bank teller and money access machines are.
I went to the local convenience store and decided to get some cash. Lo and behold, it was a Diebold machine, And guess what. It gave me a paper record... all for no charge.
I KNOW that companies are much more responsive than legislators and the people who make decisions about voting technology, as wrong as that is.
The fact is, I don't trust Diebold. I don't trust them with my votes and I don't trust them with my money or my record keeping. I don't want to do transactions on Diebold. How dare they use Diebold.
Why should I do business on a piece of equipment built by a company that I absolutely detest?
Why would any person who cares about the safety of electronic voting use a Diebold machine for their banking?
Now, I am going to my bank. But I don't want to do it alone. I want to go with thousands, or millions of other people. I want to stand in front of branches of my bank where there are a lot of people, with signs saying that they use equipment that is bad for America, bad for Democracy.
Now, if a lot of people do that, maybe my bank will make a statement that they will stop using Diebold equipment, that they will dump their Diebold equipment.
This approach would work better if we can find another ATM company that makes voting machines that are trustworthy, that do provide paper records. Let banks know we want THEM to lobby for trustworthy voting. They can do that by contributing to voting integrity organizations.
WE have power we are not using. We can do things we've never done. We must, to save democracy.