It’s easy to forget that, in a democratic process, most decisions are not made by the majority. The people choose representatives, and the representatives make decisions. Furthermore, the courts can overrule the simple majority of representatives if a decision conflicts with prior principle (say, the Constitution). The majority simply can’t be trusted to make the [...]
Archive for November, 2003
The New York Times has picked up the story about the risks of electronic voting. It’s a good summary, and it’s great to see the mainstream press picking this up.
Electronic Voting is starting to show up on the radar. This is excellent news. The EFF is suing Diebold to make sure that there can be a public debate about the quality of our voting equipment. Australians do electronic voting right. And, on a much more personal note, I’m going to be working with the [...]