On electronic voting

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On electronic voting

Post by Mr. Oragahn » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:56 pm

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10991

With the hard fact about the necessity of public counting in mind --- what we describe as "Democracy's Gold Standard" around here --- Computerphile's Scott goes on to note these other very important points (among others):

• There is no reason to simply "trust" anybody or anything when it comes to elections. "Trust" has no place in democracy or vote counting.

• "OPEN SOURCE" USED WITH ELECTRONIC VOTING AND TALLYING SYSTEMS IS NOT A SOLUTION!

• When it comes to the madness of Internet Voting, as Scott explains: "It is a terrible idea, and if a government ever promises to use it, hope they don't manage to use it before you get a chance to vote them out."


Can't be easily verified (and generally you, as a mere peasant, won't get the right to do any such thing), can't be trusted, prone to "failures", hacking, etc.
And then, voting on ... Internet. Is that a joke?

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