Let's Expose Diebold's Potemkin Offices!
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Diebold sold its voting equipment in Utah in part by convincing Utah decision-makers that it had "about 20 offices in Utah" and so was a big company with substantial presence.
However, a local volunteer noticed that only one of Diebold's Utah office (in Evergreen Business park) answered its phones and that all the others listed in the white pages never answered its phones.
See White Pages (type in Diebold as the business and select Utah)
A few days ago this volunteer drove around to all Diebold's locations in 3 counties and discovered that of the 18 Utah offices listed in White Pages - 16 of the listed Diebold locations were phoney and the addresses belonged to either a Walmart or a Sam's Club or no building at all.
To which Cannon adds:
We should conduct similar investigations in other states. How much of Diebold is a Potemkin village?
So I tried it myself, starting here:
I changed the state to NY:
The first listing was 2055 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14228
(note: the phone # is invisible, but if you copy/paste the whole address line, it magically appears)
I then put the address (without the phone) into Google:
and sure enough, it's a Wal-mart! If you click Google Maps, then Satellite, you can even get a bird's eye view of the huge store and its parking lot. For a closeup, move the zoom tool to the top.
A Google satellite view consists of multiple images. To display the results, I created a 2x2 table, then inserted the relevant parts of the whole image by right-clicking the image, copying the image address, and pasting the addresses one at a time into the four table cells.
Then I dialed the phone number 716-564-3701 - just like Utah, no one answered.
So I did a reverse White Pages search:
2055 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14228
Whaddyaknow! A listed phone with no office, just like Utah. (How did they get that into the White Pages? The phone company usually doesn't create bogus listings!)
Finally I put the phone number into Google. Guess what? Nada.
So to answer Joseph Cannon's question: based on a quick investigation, the Diebold "offices" in New York state are just as bogus as those in Utah.
That means it's not some renegade Diebold state manager in Utah running a scam - it's at least two state managers.
And that makes it very likely that the same is true in several states - and possibly in every single state in which Diebold claims to have "offices."
If Diebold so brazenly lies about its "offices", why should any state or county trust them to count our precious votes?????
Let's expose this Diebold scam in every state! Start here:
then change the state to your state, and investigate one or two listings using the method above. If you have your own blog, post the results with pictures. Otherwise just post your conclusions as a comment below.
Update 1: Diebold's Florida offices are at Wal-marts too!