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Diebold demands that HBO cancel voting machine documentary [VIDEO]

Electronic voting firm wants network to pull the plug on <i>Hacking Democracy</i>.
 
 
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Voting machine manufacturer Diebold, Inc. is demanding that HBO cancel its documentary on voting machines:

The program, "Hacking Democracy," is scheduled to debut Thursday, five days before the 2006 U.S. midterm elections. The film claims that Diebold voting machines aren't tamper-proof and can be manipulated to change voting results.

"Hacking Democracy" is "replete with material examples of inaccurate reporting," Diebold Election System President David Byrd said in a letter to HBO President and Chief Executive Chris Albrecht posted on Diebold's Web site. Short of pulling the film, Monday's letter asks for disclaimers to be aired and for HBO to post Diebold's response on its Web site. [Seattle PI]

HBO says it has no intention of cancelling the documentary, which is scheduled to premiere tonight.

[HT:whoshat of Daily Kos]

Lindsay Beyerstein a New York writer blogging at Majikthise.

 
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