Diebold Demands HBO Cancel Hacking Democracy

From: D. C. Lapena <chito_dot_lapena_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Nov 01 2006 - 20:20:23 CST

Diebold Inc. insisted that cable network HBO cancel a documentary that
questions the integrity of its voting machines, calling the program
inaccurate and unfair.

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The program, "Hacking Democracy," is scheduled to debut Thursday, ,
five days before the 2006 U.S. midterm elections. The film claims that
Diebold voting machines aren't tamper-proof and can be manipulated to
change voting results.

"Hacking Democracy" is "replete with material examples of inaccurate
reporting," Diebold Election System President David Byrd said in a
letter to HBO President and Chief Executive Chris Albrecht posted on
Diebold's Web site. Short of pulling the film, Monday's letter asks
for disclaimers to be aired and for HBO to post Diebold's response on
its Web site.

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