March 27, 2007

Why Is Diebold Suing Massachusetts?

Why is the Diebold company suing Massachusetts?

According to Gizmodo:

Diebold is suing because Massachusetts chose competitor AutoMARK instead of them. Why is it worth suing the state over this? Because Diebold thinks their machines are better. That’s the reason. Really. That’s the only reason.

Whatwhatwhat?

According to Boston.com:

Diebold says it will ask a judge to overturn the selection of AutoMARK , a Diebold business competitor, because the office of Secretary of State William F. Galvin failed to choose the best machine. […] Diehold was so stunned it did not get the contract that it now believes “it’s worth the time and money” of going to court to challenge the contract’s award, even though the company at this stage has no hard evidence of unfair treatment.

Er, help me out here, people. If you sue someone without any evidence, isn’t that, by their own admission, a frivolous lawsuit? I guess they have until the case goes to court to mount a sensible defense. But if they can’t dig up some evidence, the people of Massachusetts need to have our leaders consider some way of getting Diebold to pay all the expenses.

(Thanks for the tip, Leslie)

Posted by James at March 27, 2007 3:30 PM
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Diebold's just upset because other peoples machines actually allow democrats to win once in a while.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at March 28, 2007 8:01 AM

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