Onion News: Diebold already rigged election for McCain
Satirists at 'The Onion' are "reporting" that electronic voting company Diebold accidentally revealed it has already rigged the 2008 election in favor of Sen. John McCain.
"A minor software glitch at the Diebold Corporation today caused thousands of electronic voting machines to accidentally release the results of the 2008 presidentail election months ahead of schedule," reports a straight-faced Onion News Network host in the video below.
"I don't even know if I can enjoy the sham election now that I know who's gonna win," said one "voter" on the street, as another rued, "If you can't trust your shadowy overlords to keep a secret ... what is the purpose really of voting in a puppet democracy?"
A bogus spokesperson for Sen. Hillary Clinton is shown before the "press," saying Clinton "isn't about to give up just because she lost the election. She'll give up when she's supposed to, on Election Day. And she'll act surprised."
The real Diebold gained infamy for allegedly mishandling elections in various states, problems that led to its CEO's resignation in late 2005. The company's elections subsidiary was rebranded as Premier Election Solutions in 2007.
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