I can't believe that this story just kind of came and went around here. Bob Harris
sums it up well:
Temp worker, regular guy with a wife and a dog and a mortgage and all, stumbles across legal documents indicating that Diebold looks way fishy re California elections. Like their-own-attorneys-thought-it-was-criminal fishy. (Incidentally, since Democrats simply cannot be elected nationally without California, this is a national issue. Big time.)
So guy blows the whistle, sends the papers to the California secretary of state, calls the newspapers, tries to protect the most fundamental aspect of our democracy. Like that.
Our friend seems to have pissed off the big boys royally. Now he's facing three felony charges.
Read up, do your own thinking, and see if you agree: check out the LA Times, LA Weekly, Tribune Media Services, and the Oakland Tribune. Also, with a little more attitude, Kos and the Huffington Post.
Bottom line: I'm no expert, but it seems pretty clear. Dude deserves a medal, not jail.
As it is, the guy's family is being financially wiped out. And that's even if he doesn't do time.
Read the stories that are linked to, and hopefully, 6 Things on My Mind, the person who wrote that original Kos diary can write a comment here that you can all recommend, because they deserve some credit.
Once you've read all that stuff, get this story on the recommend list (or give me a reason why it's not worthy) and donate to the Stephen Heller Defense Fund. And I don't want to hear a bunch of whining about Bev at Black Box. This isn't about her.