Why a voting machine vendor fled North Carolina in 2005

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Many states call their public record transparency laws ‘sunshine laws’ because they are supposed to allow light in to the mechanisms of government. But some flee the light like cockroaches scuttling when the kitchen light is turned on. This metaphor extends to certain voting machine vendors, specifically Diebold (with no offense meant to roaches in the comparison).