Re: Why I am a Poll Worker

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 21:39:52 CDT

In the category of "most dangerous voting system ever seriously
contemplated," I think we have to put the current system in Florida at or
near the top of that list. They recently passed a law that makes it illegal
to audit the machine count.


> 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.
> See
> David
> 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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