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Archive for November, 2003

The Majority is Not Always Right

Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 @ 2:23 pm in General | Comments Off on The Majority is Not Always Right

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 […]

Voting in the Mainstream Press

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2003 @ 3:24 pm in General | Comments Off on Voting in the Mainstream Press

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.

Vote, Vote, Vote

Posted: Monday, November 3rd, 2003 @ 2:27 pm in General | 2 Comments »

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 […]