[E-voting] Compulsory voting
caburt at alphalink.com.au
Sat Sep 10 23:22:14 IST 2005
David GLAUDE wrote:
>I think the argument of fighting random bug (cosmic ray alike) is much
>stronger than fighting fraud in the black box.
Well I'm sure there are random human errors introduced in counting
votes, especially PR ones. I think if your method of attack on e-voting
machines only concerns their reliability as general computers you are
taking on rather a lot of computers.
>Once the letter is ended you can put a post-scriptum saying that it is a
>fake but it can be true.
I work as an electoral returning officer in private or union elections.
I have received phone calls asking me how much I charge to throw the
election. It is usually one of the political parties. From the way the
conversation ends, it is evident that they are testing whether I can be
bought and then whether they can publicise that e-voting is rubbish.
Perhaps it is entrapment, but it is a common kind of test. And yes,
someone could threaten my family and I would roll over. But the e-vote
system resists even me turning bad. Would I publicise a system with a
non-tamper resistant architecture when I have a young family? It's
cheaper to coerce someone than to bribe them.
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