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No failed voting machines have been recalled -- yet
But hundreds of other failed products have been!
Some with full refunds for consumers.

Ellen Theisen, last edited June 3, 2008

On this page, we present some remarkable discrepancies in the recalling of dangerous products.

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"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it."
~George Santayana

"Our analysis shows that the technological controls in the Diebold software do not provide sufficient security to guarantee a trustworthy election." ~ Source Code Review of the Diebold Voting System, commissioned by the California Secretary of State
"We found significant security weaknesses throughout the Sequoia system. The nature of these weaknesses raises serious questions as to whether the Sequoia software can be relied upon to protect the integrity of elections." ~ Source Code Review of the Sequoia Voting System, commissioned by the California Secretary of State

Which one of these is not like the others?
bobblehead, ornament, helmet, and paperless electronic voting machine
If you guessed the VOTING MACHINES, you're right!
All the products violate federal standards, but only the VOTING MACHINES have NOT been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Details ...

In November 2006, two machines "smoked"
One caused no problems; the other impacted a high-profile local election.
Smoking air conditioner recalled Smoking voting machine NOT recalled
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Kitchen Cabinets; Switchin' Candidates
A tale of two standards

The heating element in these toasters can continue to operate after use, posing a fire hazard. The toasters have been recalled. The voting components in these ES&S iVotronic voting machines can continue to select candidates after use, posing an election hazard. The voting systems have NOT been recalled.
Flawed toaster Flawed iVotronic voting machine
There have been nine reports of fires associated with these toasters after consumers had finished toasting their bread, resulting in minor property damage to kitchen cabinets. There have been hundreds of reports of votes changing on these machines after voters finished making their selections, resulting in major concerns about the election outcomes.
Details ...

No one votes unassisted on a computer;
everyone is "assisted" by anonymous programmers.
~ Mark Ortiz

former candidate for U.S. Representative
North Carolina, 8th District

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