Diebold struggling to sell voting machine unit

Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:36AM EDT


NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Diebold Inc. (DBD.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it has been trying to sell its election systems unit, but its efforts have been unsuccessful in part because of controversy surrounding electronic voting systems.


Diebold said it is instead taking efforts to make the subsidiary more independent, giving the unit its own board of directors, including independent directors.


(Reporting by Dan Wilchins)


((Editing by Gerald E. McCormick; Reuters Messaging:; +1 646 223 6320))


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