By John Gideon on 1/17/2007, 4:30pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Mahoning Co. Ohio sits on the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. Like most of that area of the country they are struggling with funds to keep their infrastructure operating. In fact the county is discussing laying off employees. They have ES&S iVotronic DRE voting machines that use batteries that need to be replaced after 5 years. They have had the machines for 5 years so they went to ES&S for new rechargeable batteries and the chargers. ES&S wants $197,500 for the equipment. The county then found a company in California that would provide them with the batteries and chargers for only $50,877. ES&S and their ilk are raping this country in their efforts to squeeze every possible dollar out of the taxpayers....

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