Thursday, January 10, 2008
Computers kill democracy
It's interesting to see what is happening now in the US with Obama and Clinton. However, a dangerous trend has emerged. More and more elections are conducted using electronic means. This is a dangerous development. I studied Computer Science, and I know that computers and voting do not mix. Votes should be put down in paper. Changing a few bytes in a computer memory is a lot easier than forging thousands of ballots. What has happened now in New Hampshire is an outrage. If democracy is to be saved, we need to do away with electronic elections. Diebold voting machines: Ron Paul got 0 votes. Complaints by people who actually voted Ron Paul were followed by a "correction". Ron Paul did get votes after all. Stop e-voting now, I say.