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Title: Maryland Bans Diebold Voting Machines
Post by: TehBorken on Mar 10 06 01:59
It's about time. Thank you, Maryland! reports:

The state Maryland House of Delegates this week voted 137-0 to approve a bill [a href=",10801,109436,00.html?source=NLT_PM&nid=109436"]prohibiting election officials from using Diebold's "AccuVote-TSx" touch-screen systems[/a] in 2006 primary and general elections. The legislation calls for the state to lease paper-based optical-scan systems for this year's votes. State Delegate Anne Healey estimated the leasing cost at $12.5 million to $16 million for the two elections.