Re: Diebold Commercials in Georgia

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 15:51:34 CST

Nathan,

> I just saw a Diebold commercial here in Georgia.
>
> It consists of several 'Georgia voters' stating how they love the new
e-voting
> machines. Specifically, they state several points:
> - they think its reliable
> - they can 'double check' their votes before they cast it
> - they think its much more reliable than paper
>
> The commercial ends with a cheesy "the vote is in, electronic voting
works"
> and a "paid for by Diebold" statement.
>
> Let the P.R. war begin.
>
Pretty amazing. It would take a large-scale unprecedented brain-washing
effort to convince people that 2 plus 2 equals 5. I don't think it will
work.

Should be fun, though. There is a lot of money at stake, so we can expect a
lot of twists and turns.

Thanks.

Alan D.
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