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Saturday, October 30, 2004

computer professionals: just say no to e-voting


As a computer professional, I have one word for anyone who'd like to use any sort of electronic balloting system--at least one that can't be easily audited by hand: Don't do it. Why? Because computers can never be totally trusted, especially for something as seemingly simple (yet critical) as holding an election.

While I'd like to think that someday we'll make computers secure enough for this sacred task, I wouldn't bet our freedom on it.

ZDNet AnchorDesk - Mar. 5, 2003
Electronic voting: I'm against it. Here's why
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