Voter Group Asks DOJ To Investigate Diebold Sale

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A voter advocacy group has added its voice to calls for a federal antitrust investigation into Diebold Inc.'s sale of its voting machine business to competitor Election Systems & Software Inc., saying the deal “threatens the democratic process itself.”

The nonprofit organization Voter Action submitted a letter Monday asking the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division to look into the deal, which critics have estimated gives ES&S control of close to 70 percent of the U.S. market for election systems.

“As the events of the 2000...
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