Election Systems & Software
Overview[W]: Election Systems & Software (ES&S) is a United States company that provides voting services. It was founded in 1996 as American Information Systems, Inc., then merged with Business Records Corp. the following year and changed its name to ES&S. It is a subsidiary of McCarthy Group Inc., which is jointly held by the holding firm and the Omaha World-Herald Co., the publisher of Nebraska's largest newspaper.
The company's CEO was Chuck Hagel, who in 1996 became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska in twenty-four years – winning a close race in which eighty-five percent of the votes were tallied by his former company (he left ES&S upon winning the election).
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- 2009-09-04 [L..T] Diebold Dumps Most of Its E-Voting Business “Diebold Inc. announced yesterday that it had sold its U.S. election systems business ... to Election Systems & Software, Inc..”
- 2018-07-17 [L..T] Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States “The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.”
- 2009-09-03 [Talk|Index] Diebold Finds Election Division Buyer; ES&S to Control Most US Elections § “Diebold, facing lost money, lost reputation, lost votes and multiple legal battles, has been trying to unload its election division for several years. Having failed at first, the company created an "independent" entity, Premier --- same pig, damned near same lipstick --- in hopes of regaining money and reputation, if not votes. That failed too.”