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Nothing to see here, keep moving. Diebold machines are completely safe, so they keep telling us. Can someone please stick a fork in those damned machines so we can move on. The experiment with Diebold has failed so it's time to find another solution with another company who wants to be serious about modern democracy because Diebold seems unable and/or unwilling to protect their code or build serious products for e-voting. Their close ties to the GOP are also reason for concern since we still live in a two party system. It's been an expensive experiment - something the GOP really likes - but it is time to look elsewhere for a solution.

Diebold Election Systems Inc. expressed alarm and state election officials contacted the FBI yesterday after a former legislator received an anonymous package containing what appears to be the computer code that ran Maryland's polls in 2004.

Cheryl C. Kagan, a longtime critic of Maryland's elections chief, says the fact that the computer disks were sent to her - along with an unsigned note criticizing the management of the state elections board - demonstrates that Maryland's voting system faces grave security threats.

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