It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

In this article, it indicates that when Humboldt County’s Carolyn Crnich reported to Diebold that there was a serious deletion of votes that had occurred in their 2008 election, Diebold admitted that” in all counties in California and in 34 other states across the nation that wholesale deletion of ballots without notice to the system operator can occur with the Diebold election systems”.  Diebold did NOT respond with caring seeking to remedy the system. Instead their lawyers sent a letter to Carolyn Crnich canceling their contract and demanding the return of all software including the DIMS voter registration system, which Carolyn wanted to keep. Ms. Crnich was also not able to get a refund for any of the Accuvote voting machines her county had bought which could only be used with the Diebold software. Diebold’s arrogant response to Ms. Crnich shows all of us what can happen when a powerful company is in charge of something as precious to American Democracy as an election. It was this event that prompted Carolyn Crnich to begin to work with election integrity activists within her county to come up with their own election verification system. Thus began the Humboldt Transparency project.

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