Re: Ballot publication problem

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun May 22 2005 - 16:53:37 CDT


> In cases of fraud, the person who was being forced to vote a
> particular way could very easily report such activity and a sting
> could be set up to catch the offenders. .......

"very easily" in theory. In practice, it might be extremely difficult.
Let's say you're in a small CompanyTown somewhere. Everyone you know works
for the company. The company is just getting by. The company wants you to
vote a certain way on Measure C. Blowing the whistle -- especially if
there's a severe penalty as you suggest -- could bring down the company and
take all the jobs away.

Who would blow the whistle knowing that it may mean the end of CompanyTown?
It would not be an easy decision.

Better to make vote proving impossible -- or difficult at the very least.

Alan D.

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