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Princeton Professor Explains How a Hacked Diebold Machine Appears to be Working Correctly

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Ohio-based Diebold, the company that makes electronic voting machines, whose CEO Walden O'Dell, a GOP fundraiser who was quoted as saying in a 2003 letter that he was committed "to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President", was exposed -- through Fox News of all places -- for having a voting machine so faulty that it could be hacked in ten seconds.

Diebold also being the company whose Sr. Vice President, Jeff Dean, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree, including planting back doors in his software that were intended not to be detected for two years.

Diebold, along with another company, ES&S, counted more than 80% of all US votes in the last Presidential election via electronic scanning ballot counters and touchscreen machines like the one in the video. The companies are run by two brothers, Bob and Todd Urosevich. Bob is preisdent of Diebold, which is blessed with five felons, including Dean; Todd is VP of ES&S.

In 1996 Chuck Hagel became US Senator from Nebraska in an election that was conducted using machines that were almost exclusively made by ES&S. Before the election Hagel was president of McCarthy and Co., whose portfolio includes ES&S. His financial ties to ES&S were not disclosed in the standard Senate disclosure form, prompting an Ethics Committe investigation. Hagel easily won in '96 despite being an overwhelming underdog in a race that pitted him against the Governor of Nebraska. He also won several predominantly black districts that had never voted Republican, making him the first GOP senator in the state in 24 years.

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