Electronic voting machines to work “as planned”

Monday, October 4th, 2004 - 3:48 pm PDT

In an attempt to assuage the growing fears of wide-scale election fraud from the use of electronic voting machines that provide no paper trail, staunch Bush supporter and CEO of Diebold Inc, Walden O’Dell, whose comapny’s paperless voting machines will be used by more than 8 million voters, made a statement today, assuring Americans that his company’s machines will function “exactly as planned”. “Any hackers hoping to tamper with these machines will be frustrated,” announced O’Dell. “On Novermber 2nd, each machine will count every single vote exactly as it has been prgrammed to.” O’Dell went on to say that his voting machines will function so flawlessly that he believes Bush will mandate their use at all polling stations by the end of his second term as president.