Re: Why I am a Poll Worker

From: David Jefferson <d_jefferson_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 18:23:39 CDT

The problems with vote-by-Internet are a whole lot more severe than
the problem of vote buying/selling, bad is that is. I believe it is
the most dangerous voting system ever seriously contemplated.



On May 22, 2006, at 4:05 PM, Chris Franklin wrote:

> Hi,
> The problem with a "vote by mail" (or "vote by internet") system is
> that
> each person's vote is trivial to sell or give to another person
> (willingly
> or not).
> By bringing people to the polls, you have a truly secret ballot
> that is
> owned only by the voter. The voter is protected from anyone who
> might try to
> coerce him/her. Selling a vote in this case becomes impossible
> because there
> is no proof of which way the voter voted to the potential purchaser.
> - Chris
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