Friday, April 15, 2005
Ken Blackwell flip-flopped on an earlier mandate yesterday that forced Ohio's counties to use optical scan machines. He gave some BS argument that the earlier mandate had allowed him to get a better deal for Ohio on touchscreen voting machines, Diebold touchscreen machines that is. We'll have to check out Blackwell's next campaign finance report to see if he got greased up with any of that slimy Diebold money. Its interesting to note that none of the other manufacturers of touch screen voting machines say they were ever contacted about negotiating a lower price for their machines. This looks like a pure and simple handout to the republican owners of Diebold.