Reply to post: Re: I'm baffled

Voatz of no confidence: MIT boffins eviscerate US election app, claim fiends could exploit flaws to derail democracy

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: I'm baffled

"Security is not perfect and you want a Boolean answer. You weigh the risk vs. convenience. In the case of elections, the reward for manipulating an election is huge. Much more than robbing an entire bank."

First thoughts are so long as the risk of vote fraud is less than or equal to using paper ballots, then we should be good to go. But as we are all aware here, the bar is much higher in practice. Paper ballot fraud generally requires many people voting on behalf of others, or a physical presence to handle the boxes and change or stuff the contents. That's not generally easy to achieve undetected and so very, very risky. But with electronic voting, it could be much easier to fiddle a lot of votes by a singe person with a laptop.

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