Re: Ballot publication problem

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sun May 22 2005 - 14:26:52 CDT

On May 22, 2005, at 2:24 PM, Marty Schrader wrote:
> Potential criminal acts shouldn't affect whether a particular feature
> has merit.

Each time I read this, its disturbing absurdity become stronger.

What would you think of storing the unlocked ballot box outside
overnight, in front of the town hall, with a sign on it that said
"tampering with the ballots in this box is illegal?" (with ballot
counting to be peformed the next day). As long as no one commits an
"external criminal act" the system is perfectly safe, right?

Somehow this seems like a design flaw to me... despite the fact it the
flaw is only revealed if someone acts criminally.

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