Here is a really intereting article about Diebold in Alaska. Evidently there were a bunch of problems with the election results from 2004 that still haven’t been settled. The state office of elections will only release a report of the election results, but not the actual file used to generate them. Apparently the file has the info the Democrats (in this case the people arguing election impropriety) need to proove that the system wasn’t working correctly. But Diebold won’t release the file. They are probably witin their rights here. The moral is that you really shouldn’t allow an election to be run with a proprietary system that has no clear reporting backup system.. which we all know are hallmarks of the evil Diebold systems. Thank god we don’t have them in Philadelphia.