Re: FAQ categories -- system comparison

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Thu Dec 25 2003 - 03:48:18 CST

On Wednesday 24 December 2003 02:43 pm, Alan Dechert wrote:
> We want to hit vote-by-mail pretty hard since it is probably
> the least secure most fraud-prone voting method ever devised.

Florida, 2000. The Republicans demanded that illegally cast
absentee ballots from US troops overseas be counted, and the
Democrats caved. Great con job, carried out right in public.

It demonstrates that no procedural safeguard is proof against
clever subversion of election monitors, in much the same way
that no computer system can be fully protected from authorized
users. Not that we should stop trying, in either case.

Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us,
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