In 2004, Bear ran an aggressive PR campaign to counter vocal criticisms of Diebold's electronic voting systems by watchgroups such as BlackBoxVoting.org and BlackBoxVoting.com. Although Diebold's press releases describe him as a representative of Diebold, the email address they give for him is at Public Strategies, Inc. 
In March 2004, the e-voting activism site BlackBoxVoting.com was tipped off about Diebold hiring PSI. It stated that "Our sources report: 1) Diebold has hired a crisis control firm called PSI - Public Strategies Inc., I think, something like that." 
Email dbear AT pstrategies.com
- Bev Harris
- Diebold Election Systems
- Election Center
- Public Strategies, Inc.
- "Diebold Election Systems responds positively to recent comments from EAC Chairman", Diebold Press Release, 10 June, 2004.