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Old 28th August 2019, 08:43 AM   #401
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...and now Andrew Yang is promoting this nonsense.

Andrew Yang Just Made Bitcoin And Blockchain A Big 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Issue
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Yang, who is heavily campaining on the risks of automation to the economy, has promised to implement a blockchain-based mobile voting system if he wins upcoming U.S. presidential election.
So much for that.
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Old 28th August 2019, 09:03 AM   #402
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
...and now Andrew Yang is promoting this nonsense.

Andrew Yang Just Made Bitcoin And Blockchain A Big 2020 U.S. Presidential Election IssueSo much for that.
Well, with evidence that voting machines in at least 1 state are changing the votes of people who are trying to use them, I just hope they do something.

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Two other machines in Calhoun County exhibited the same issue of switching voters’ selection from Waller to Reeves, circuit clerk Carlton Baker told the Ledger.
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Old 28th August 2019, 09:38 AM   #403
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
...and now Andrew Yang is promoting this nonsense.

Andrew Yang Just Made Bitcoin And Blockchain A Big 2020 U.S. Presidential Election IssueSo much for that.
What's even worse is the nonsense Forbes is promoting with that headline.

I guarantee you that bitcoin and blockchain are not going to be a big election issue in 2020. Or ever.
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Old 28th August 2019, 09:41 AM   #404
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
What's even worse is the nonsense Forbes is promoting with that headline.

I guarantee you that bitcoin and blockchain are not going to be a big election issue in 2020. Or ever.
Too true.
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Old 28th August 2019, 10:49 AM   #405
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
What's even worse is the nonsense Forbes is promoting with that headline.

I guarantee you that bitcoin and blockchain are not going to be a big election issue in 2020. Or ever.
I dunno. A lot of voting is already controlled by dollars, adding bitcoin doesn't seem too much of a stretch...

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Old 4th November 2019, 10:30 AM   #406
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John Oliver did a segment on voting machines and hits on several issues that have been brought up in this thread:
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And he *gasp* agrees with Trump on something.
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Old 4th November 2019, 11:06 AM   #407
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I just watched that this morning.
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Old 4th November 2019, 07:06 PM   #408
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When a political party *wants* such susceptible, unreliable and unverifiable machines as some of these things, you *know* they have designs on using the weaknesses to their advantage.

Deplorable that such a simple, low tech and not expensive safeguard as paper ballots is eschewed.

But we shouldn't be surprised that a gun-mad, anti-SI (Metric), awaiting-the-Rapture culture should be so contrarian in the face of a good-sense measure.
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Old 5th November 2019, 08:21 AM   #409
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
John Oliver did a segment on voting machines and hits on several issues that have been brought up in this thread:

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And he *gasp* agrees with Trump on something.
It was almost a throwaway but one of the most interesting points raised is the reluctance of the elected to alter the system which produced their election. Why would I tinker with a system when it currently lets me win?
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Old 5th November 2019, 07:52 PM   #410
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Got to vote on the new machines in Philly today. Nice to see that there is now a paper trail with a printout of your ballot. I’d heard horror stories about the old machines losing a days worth of votes, etc. The font printout was kind of small however. Hope theses machines hold up.
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Old 5th November 2019, 08:07 PM   #411
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Originally Posted by kookbreaker View Post
Got to vote on the new machines in Philly today. Nice to see that there is now a paper trail with a printout of your ballot. I’d heard horror stories about the old machines losing a days worth of votes, etc. The font printout was kind of small however. Hope theses machines hold up.
This is known as the world’s most expensive pencil.
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This is known as the world’s most expensive pencil.
Exactly.

The UK is vulnerable to fake news but ballot fraud is very difficult and and quite limited effectiveness in the UK.

The system is simple so there aren't many hidden ways to stuff the ballots without people knowing.
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Originally Posted by kookbreaker View Post
Got to vote on the new machines in Philly today. Nice to see that there is now a paper trail with a printout of your ballot. I’d heard horror stories about the old machines losing a days worth of votes, etc. The font printout was kind of small however. Hope theses machines hold up.
Without dipping my toes too far into the paranoia lagoon....

How can you ensure that your selection matches what you actually voted for when the votes are totalled at the end of the day?

Putting aside proprietary code, most machines have been shown to be easy to crack so how can you be sure that the tallys haven't been shifted by a couple of percentage points at the end of the day?
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Old 19th November 2019, 01:17 AM   #414
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Without dipping my toes too far into the paranoia lagoon....

How can you ensure that your selection matches what you actually voted for when the votes are totalled at the end of the day?

Putting aside proprietary code, most machines have been shown to be easy to crack so how can you be sure that the tallys haven't been shifted by a couple of percentage points at the end of the day?
This is a long thread and the issues have been discussed in great deal.

The TL;DR version is that once votes get on the blockchain, they can't be altered or mis-counted. The problem is with the voting machines or the voting software (if somebody uses their own hardware). they would almost certainly better than the current crop of voting machines in use today but not infallible.
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
This is a long thread and the issues have been discussed in great deal.

The TL;DR version is that once votes get on the blockchain, they can't be altered or mis-counted. The problem is with the voting machines or the voting software (if somebody uses their own hardware). they would almost certainly better than the current crop of voting machines in use today but not infallible.
And necessarily always will be inferior to two-deep physical custody of paper ballots in terms of transparency and limiting the scope of attacks. Electronic voting only ever wins on convenience.
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