Schumer Wants DOJ To Probe Diebold Sale

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Already facing an antitrust lawsuit from a competitor, Diebold Inc. and Election Systems & Software Inc. are now facing a call for a federal antitrust probe over the sale of Diebold's voting machine business to ES&S earlier this month.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., asked the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday to conduct an antitrust review of the sale, which he said would give market leader ES&S control of the vast majority of the U.S. market for voting systems.

“Given other factors, including high barriers...
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