Re: Re:

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Fri Apr 08 2005 - 12:04:37 CDT

On Apr 8, 2005, at 8:44 AM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> David,
> I definitely do not like "TRUSTED PERSON" and "UNTRUSTED PERSON."
> Where did
> this come from? The voting system should assume that everyone that
> touches
> the system is partisan and would cheat if they had the chance. It's
> the
> system that we trust, not the people. The system develops trust via
> open
> protocols for checking and re-checking the work involved in election
> administration.
> Alan

These came from a conversation between David and myself. I agree
completely with your sentiment about not trusting anyone, but the EAC
glossary should be broad enough to encompass the realities of existing
systems, in which, alas, trust plays a huge role. I think that, by
providing these terms, we will begin to open peoples' minds to the
degree of trust that is required by most existing voting systems
which may, in turn, help them to see the wisdom of replacing trust with
openness and verification.


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