Thursday, September 09, 2004

California to sue e-vote machine maker - News - ZDNet

California to sue e-vote machine maker - News - ZDNet:
"California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said he will sue Diebold, an electronic-voting machine maker, on charges it defrauded the state with false claims about its products.

Secretary of State Kevin Shelley has said Diebold deceived California with aggressive marketing that led to the installation of touch-screen voting systems that were not tested or approved nationally or in California.

Lockyer's office issued a statement noting he has authority to intervene in and take over false claims cases involving vendors to the state. "

Lockyer determined sufficient evidence existed to go forward with a false claims lawsuit against Diebold," the statement said. The state's top lawyer earlier had dropped a criminal investigation of Diebold.

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