Diebold voting machines (introduced already in some jurisdictions) have never been permitted to be tested by independent third parties — until now. A machine was provided to Princeton scientists by Velvet Revolution. (a lefty umbrella organization of groups devoted to voting integrity) It is very disturbing to see how easily they can be hacked. See the Princeton demonstration here Read the article in Salon magazine (you will be asked to watch a very short ad to get a day pass into Salon.com) All I can say is. WOW. Especially lame is this defense offered by Diebold spokeman David Bear in the past: "[Our critics are] throwing out a 'what if' that's premised on a basis of an evil, nefarious person breaking the law," Bear told Newsweek after the March Emery County study. "For there to be a problem here," he further explained to the New York Times, "you're basically assuming a premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software … I don't believe these evil elections people exist." Unh huh. Of course. They broke the mold after Gordon Liddy was hatched.