Re: Move On tries Internet voting.

From: Election Technology <electiontechnology_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun Feb 03 2008 - 12:07:56 CST

Lets not confuse what MoveOn did with any kind of legitimate election. This
was a publicity stunt (which seems rather successful) which only represented
8.7% of the 3.2 million members. This was a glorified web survey with no
indication of any attempt at security or privacy. I don't think what MoveOn
has done even warrants the title "Internet Voting."

 - Chris

On Feb 2, 2008 3:20 PM, Barbara Simons <simons@acm.org> wrote:

> Folks on this list all know that internet voting is insecure. The main
> question, it seems to me, is how great are the stakes.
>
> I am far more concerned by the fact that the Democrats are allowing
> expatriate Democrats to vote over the internet this coming Tuesday.
> There will be a small number of real delegates at stake. Given the
> closeness of the race between Obama and Clinton, there is the
> possibility that the Democrats Abroad delegates might swing the
> nomination to one of the two candidates.
>
> David Dill and I just wrote an article about this proposal. It's posted
> at
>
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-dill/the-democratic-partys-da_b_84580.html
> .
>
> Obviously, the article is directed at a non-technical audience.
>
> Regards,
> Barbara
>
> dr-jekyll@att.net wrote:
> > I don't see where this is a PR coup for Internet voting. Internet
> > voting is vulnerable to both wholesale and retail fraud as an inside
> > job. When election fraud schemes are exposed, they generally have
> > people working inside the election even if they also have outsiders
> > involved.
> >
> > --
> > Kurt
> >
> > Nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids
> > in slumber for thine enemy never
> > sleeps. -- The Antiquity of
> > Freedom By William Cullen Bryant
> >
> > -------------- Original message from "Jerry Depew"
> > <depew@ncn.net>: --------------
> >
> >
> > > Well, they DID provide a unique ID. So are they in the clear?
> > >
> > > I thought MoveOn would be subjected to clear and convincing
> > criticism on
> > > this OVC list, but so far the case against their internet vote
> > has not
> > > convinced me. I'm pretty disappointed. A teaching moment has
> > passed.
> > > Internet voting has scored a PR coup.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:08:03 -0600, Richard C. Johnson
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Any unique ID, of course, could be used to make sure you vote
> > only once
> > > > in an internet poll.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jerry Depew, Laurens, IA
> > > http://iowavoters.org
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