Huffington Post runs a internet voting vendor press release as an OpEd – again. This time it is Scytl’s press release. The other time was EveryoneCounts press release as an OpEd.
Huffington Post: Digital Democracy: Scytl, MySociety Secure FundingSheila ShayonPresident/Founder, Third Eye Media
Posted: July 14, 2010
Internet voting is the most dangerous way to run elections and removes the secret ballot. With internet voting, there’s no way to validate the election and results are open to hackers on a global scale. If votes are lost, then there’s nothing tangible to recount:
Finnish E-Voting Results Annulled By The Supreme Administrative Court
22 April, 2009 http://www.edri.org/edri-gram/number7.8/evoting-annuled-finland
[2% of results missing. Scytl was involved.
Finnish EVoting CoE Comparison
Internet voting isn’t accessible to people who do not have easy computer or internet access, so less privileged people are left out.
When Honolulu Hawaii had an internet voting experiment, turnout dropped by 83%!
See testimony from leading computer scientist at Verified Voting’s blog on internet voting
Voter Action has some testimony from leading computer scientists about electronic ballot transmission, articles from mainstream media and a sample letter to your legislators.
Computer scientist Internet voting statement.
Statement on Internet, Email and Fax voting in Washington State by leading computer scientist, Dr. Barbara Simons.
Internet Voting, Still in Beta, The New York Times.
Broad Concerns About Internet Voting, The New York Times.
Pentagon Cancels Internet Voting Test, MSNBC.
Electricity Grid in US Penetrated by Spies, The Wall Street Journal.
A New Approach to China, The Google Blog.
Voter Action Internet voting statement.
Sample cover letter to legislators.
Talking Points on HB 2483 and SB 6238.
Hackers Attacked Colombian Vote Count
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