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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:24 AM
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Theoretical question: At some unspecified point in the future, all voting is done electronically...
and a glitch in the system (or a malicious troublemaker) causes all voting data to be completely wiped out on election day, and it is impossible to recover the data. What would happen?
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:25 AM
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1. The elites would take charge, imposing draconian laws and stealing society's wealth?
:shrug:
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:28 AM
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2. Emergency Dance Competition.
Vote by text. The Dancing with the Stars fans have been preparing for years. That will be their moment.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:45 AM
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3. The voting company would fudge the results.
They would give us whichever candidates they wanted to give us by whatever margins they thought would fool us.

They would send the fake results to the media, and pretend they were the real results.

They would never, ever admit that the results weren't real. And we would never know the difference.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:51 AM
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4. same thing that happened when we had actual ballots in our hand to count.....
the winner will be the Republican. Why do you ask?
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