Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE[2]: France
by panzi on Sat 10th Nov 2012 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE: France"
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So one person can manipulate 10 votes. Using computers one person writing a few lines of code can manipulate millions of votes that are statistically distributed in a way that the fraud is not detectable (if the fraud software is not found - because it rewrites itself after the election and removes the fraud algorithms).

Also you're being watched putting the envelope into the box, so the election officials will notice this. Multiple votes in one envelope are of course discarded. And there should be independent people/representatives of each candidate watching the whole process. If the box is empty at the beginning and the votes are counted correctly afterwards, there is no way to manipulate the election (unless you teleport envelopes into the box - but there is no such technology).

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