...but here is the significance.
When voters have no faith in the voting process, the people who are installed in public offices will not have the faith of the electorate. So, this is not just about the past Presidential elections. This story is about all future elections for every office in the country.
If Diebold is NOT a partisan outfit dedicated to electing Republicans to office, as many claim, they should have a keen interest in fixing the security vulnerabilities in their machines. If they ARE a partisan outfit dedicated to electing Republicans to office they would be interested in suing whistle blowers. Miami Herald - Election official hammered for telling the truthBY FRED GRIMM
Ion Sancho may be a hero in California, where grateful election officials have verified the ''serious security vulnerabilities'' in Diebold voting machines that the Leon County election supervisor uncovered last year.
Sancho is regarded a little differently in Florida.
Florida's secretary of state's office disparaged Sancho's finding, demonstrating considerably more interest in propping up vendors than protecting elections.
California, alarmed by Sancho's report, dispatched its independent, expert-laden Voting Systems Technology Assessment Advisory Board to conduct its own investigation.
Florida, meanwhile, threatened to sue Sancho.