[E-voting] Bertie on eVoting

Aengus Lawlor aengusl at eircom.net
Wed Jun 21 14:46:52 IST 2006

On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:22 AM [EDT],
Keith Martin <keith at keith.gs> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The text is now available online at http://tinyurl.com/ktydz (scroll
> down a few paragraphs to Pat Rabbitte's first comments and read from
> there).

It always amazes me that Bertie can trot out the line about "the biggest 
exporter of software" without someone asking him why we have to import 
voting software :-)

> Regards
> Quoting e-voting-request at lists.stdlib.net:
>> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:38:03 +0100
>> From: Keith Martin <keith at keith.gs>
>> Subject: [E-voting] Bertie on eVoting
>> To: e-voting at lists.stdlib.net
>> Pat Rabbitte raised the issue of eVoting at Leaders' Questions this
>> afternoon.  Bertie's answer was most interesting - he's very much
>> behind the system as it stands, and was complaining that we're not
>> keeping up with the neighbours who are all moving to non-paper-trail
>> eVoting.  He's just said that "it's hard to explain internationally
>> that we're the biggest exporter of software internationally but we
>> still want to vote with paper and crayons", and that "we'll cop on
>> and move on" eventually.
>> A full script should be up on www.oireachtas.ie later today or
>> tomorrow. Regards
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