The following column originally stated that Diebold sold its U.S. elections systems business in 2006. In fact, Diebold sold the unit in 2009. The column has been corrected. TheStreet regrets the error.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- My biggest fear over every election doesn't involve who wins. It's whether the result is accepted by the losers.
Democrats accepted the Bush wins of 2000 and 2004 only reluctantly. Their resistance in 2004 was heightened by suspicions about Diebold (DBD), which held a lot of contracts on voting machines, including those in Ohio, and was suspected of rigging the vote.
John Kerry had led in the late polls. George W. Bush won the state narrowly. The CEO of Diebold, Walden O'Dell, was known to be a key Bush supporter.
Mother Jones called it
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