@ASG and others
@ASG, yes of course, you are right.
@ Charles 9, nice thinking as long as nobody is able to fuck up the text to OCR table which actually would be a fairly simple hack.
@ J3, "They did detect the fraud, in 1994" Yes they did, but that detection was not built into the system and could have gone unnotified as well.
To me (a programmer since 1968) a computerised centralised system is like a equally centralised political system like North Korea or the old Soviet Union. To much centralised power. Too few at that power center.
Why do we actually strive towards a electronic (in some way) system.
Is it just because we think we have to be modern (still dreaming about the flying car) or do we
think we will save money or is it the speed we need to fulfill the needs of the media.
I still think the best and most reliable system is a pen and a paper.
You can screw that too locally, but you can newer screw that centralised.
I used to drive my grandmother, at gun point, to vote for my representative, but the funny thing
was that when she went behind that curtain to write my numbers, I just had to rely on her.
I think a pen and paper system is much more democratic and fairly safe.
And please no punch cards, and please no internet voting.