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In Georgia’s chaotic primary, as many as 1,000 voters may have cast ballots by mail and in person, secretary of state says

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    Rainier
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    at this point we should all just vote through google forms or twitter polls instead of spending a lot of money on a system that is about as secure and immune to influence as the latter options

    at this point we should all just vote through google forms or twitter polls instead of spending a lot of money on a system that is about as secure and immune to influence as the latter options

    1. drannex
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      The election system is incredibly complex and secure, the fact that they can discover 1000 cases is actually a testament to the system. The system isn't made to discover issues at the time of...

      The election system is incredibly complex and secure, the fact that they can discover 1000 cases is actually a testament to the system.

      The system isn't made to discover issues at the time of abuse, it's to discover them en masse carefully and directly. It's up to the people to abide by laws and election rules, and not the fault of the election system that discovers them.

      We have very little election fraud in any major election because the system has multiples of safe guards for verification and process that have worked increasingly well.

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    2. skybrian
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      I don't think it's that bad. There were some glitches, but these can be fixed. The problem with online voting is that this can't be done in a way that ordinary people will be able to trust the...

      I don't think it's that bad. There were some glitches, but these can be fixed.

      The problem with online voting is that this can't be done in a way that ordinary people will be able to trust the results. The hard part is the secret ballot. If our votes were public then it would be easy to verify, but this isn't a good idea because would allow selling your vote.

      (It can be done with cryptography, but most people wouldn't understand how it works.)

      Also: https://xkcd.com/2030/

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