[E-voting] Returning officers reports from 2002

evoting at stusoft.org evoting at stusoft.org
Wed Apr 14 15:59:37 IST 2004

> A bad choice of technology compounded by untrained users left South 
> Africa's first free and fair election with a permanent blemish. There is 
> now widespread suspicion that the final election results weren't calculated 
> by counting the votes people cast after patiently queuing for hours in the 
> sun, but by letting political parties do backroom horse-trading.

It's more than widespread suspicion - Nelson Mandela said as much in
his autobiography. He didn't think there was anything wrong with it,
as it was the best thing they could do in the situation, and all the
political parties agreed.

(as far as I remember - long time since I read it.)

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