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Response to Avalon Sparks (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 06:43 PM

2. Here's what the Dutch did: they scrapped the whole thing.

A Dutch investigation in 2006 found that electronic voting machines emitted radio signals that anyone could use to peek at a voters' choices from a distance of up to several dozen yards. Specialists recently discovered the same problem in Argentina, where the new, right-wing regime has made switching to electronic voting a top priority before the next mid-terms in October 2017 (elections they are projected to lose). Electronic voting/tabulation has already been discontinued in among others California, Florida, Germany, and Ireland - in each case after the likelihood of fraud was proven in multiple studies and scenarios, and after much resistance.

Electronic voting cheerleaders often cite the fact that India, the world's largest democracy, has used electronic voting/tabulation for 15 years. But in fact they've had nothing but problems with those, and numerous studies have shown they can be tampered with with a mere mobile phone. The Indian Supreme Court, despite huge pressure from their government, mandated in 2011 hat they emit a paper trail in every use.

That's a only a small sampling; I'm sure you'll dig up a lot more by looking into this yourself, Avalon Sparks.

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