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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 12:21 AM
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25. The idea seems well intentioned enough.
But the same people trusted to carry out the process could be trusted to do so without involving computers or the web.

Essentially, this is hand counting paper ballots, which I've no quarrel with (as long as they, too, are subjected to risk-based audits to keep everything friendly). So I don't see the need for the computer.

You're also advocating non-secret voting. It was done like that in the old days, and it's advocated today. I think even Lynn Landes and Rebecca Mercuri favor it as the easiest way to secure voting systems. But there is considerable challenge to the idea, for reasons mentioned above.

Forgive me and Diva for our alarm over the distraction known as "open software", which is more like lipstick on a rattlesnake. Diva, nor I, nor you know what OS or worse, "ballot definition file", is on any given machine.

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