[E-voting] Compulsory voting
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sat Sep 10 13:43:57 IST 2005
On Fri 09 Sep 2005 19:57, David GLAUDE wrote:
> I think the argument of fighting random bug (cosmic ray alike) is much
> stronger than fighting fraud in the black box.
This seems to me completely mistaken.
Even if this cosmic ray stuff is not complete bunkum - as I believe -
it would be a random effect which would affect only one or two votes,
and would thus be much like the counting errors that must occur now
(since re-counts usually give slightly different results).
> One interesting PR might be to send a fake anonymous letter to
> politician offering them to help them be elected (and win the election)
> inexchange for money.
I imagine this would be highly illegal - either extortion or fraud.
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