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Entire city goes with online-only voting
WND ^ | 4/6/14 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 04/06/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT by null and void

It’s finally happening. An entire municipality will utilize online-only voting in the next election with all balloting to be run via Scytl, the tech company based in Barcelona, Spain.

The controversial rollout is being deployed not in the U.S., where Scytl two years ago acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. The online-only vote will take place Oct. 27 in Canada, when Leamington, Ontario, will become the first Canadian municipality to cast all ballots via an Internet-only voting process.

Every registered voter in Leamington, with a population of about 17,000, must cast ballots through mobile devices or computer.

Feedback on the news site expressed nearly universal concern about Internet security. Nearly all reader comments opposed the idea of online-only voting.

One reader wrote: “Putting an election online is fraud waiting to happen. It is a dare, to every criminal, and every mere tinkerer, anywhere in the word, to disrupt, modify, even cancel the results.”

Another warned: “He who controls the voting technology can decide the results. Stick with paper.”

“One giant step backwards for democracy,” wrote another commenter.

U.S. next?

The U.S. may not be too far from Internet voting. In January, President Obama’s special commission on election reform recommended future electronic voting, even suggesting tablet computers, such as iPads, be used to cast votes, as WND exclusively reported.

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Obama’s panel was chaired by Robert F. Bauer, the president’s personal attorney who served as White House counsel until 2011.

With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barcelona; canada; leamington; ontario; soesoftware; spain
What could possibly go wrong???
1 posted on 04/06/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

The ideal environment for vote fraud. Is there secrecy in Internet voting?


2 posted on 04/06/2014 8:07:46 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: null and void

It would be interesting to see what the city would do if they elected all Republicans and there was massive voter fraud to elect those Republicans. Think THAT would get the Dems attention?


3 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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RE:”The U.S. may not be too far from Internet voting. In January, President Obama’s special commission on election reform recommended future electronic voting, even suggesting tablet computers, such as iPads, be used to cast votes, as WND exclusively reported.”

Figures

4 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:23 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: null and void
Don't be late.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: null and void

What difference, at this point, does it make?


6 posted on 04/06/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: null and void
oh yeah, this will end well... NOT
7 posted on 04/06/2014 8:11:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: null and void

F * R * A * U * D


8 posted on 04/06/2014 8:12:37 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: null and void

Maybe it’s time for poll workers to unionize.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:44 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: null and void

This is in Canada. I can’t wait until it happens here. The same people that scream about getting a state ID being an insurmountable task for the poor will all of a sudden convince us how capable these poor folk actually are.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 8:16:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Voting with a click of your mouse or a swipe of your finger.

Simple enough for low info voters to navigate. Unless it turns out to be Obamacare.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

12 posted on 04/06/2014 8:41:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Is there going to even be “yes” or “no” on the ballot?

A Crimean style election is the Left’s wet dream.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 8:43:41 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: null and void

It will be great for voter turnout. I predict at least 225% turnout!


14 posted on 04/06/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: goldstategop

A Crimean style election is the Left’s wet dream.

No, their wet dream is a Saddam/Iraq type election; 100% turnout and 100% vote for them.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 8:51:53 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: null and void

proving the uselessness of uselessness

if no one voted in the last potus election the results would be the same

GO JEBILLARY!

spit


16 posted on 04/06/2014 8:57:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: goldstategop

If someone could hack into the registered voters database, there would be all kinds of mischief.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 9:02:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
If someone could hack into the registered voters database, there would be all kinds of mischief.

You don't have to hack into it to get the names. The are available for the asking. It is public information. That information and the present voting system is enough to vote multiple times. That's in person. With vote-by-mail ballots, they just get gathered up, marked and mailed.

In other words, the system is a mess. I don't see how this can make it any worse but I'll go with you on it.

18 posted on 04/06/2014 10:04:13 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
The same people that scream about getting a state ID being an insurmountable task for the poor will all of a sudden convince us how capable these poor folk actually are.

There will be facilitators to assist the digitally challenged. In fact, the baseline democrat voters will not even have to be awakened long enough to vote.

19 posted on 04/07/2014 2:16:08 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“the system is a mess. I don’t see how this can make it any worse but I’ll go with you on it. “

You lose the secret ballot as roving goon squads of union thugs visit your house and observe you voting the correct way.

It is how unions handle union certification votes today and once the voting booth moves from a polling location to your home, you are in for all kinds of intimidation.

The Unions can have a “get out the vote” party where every union member must show up and every hooks up their phone to a hdmi port on a big screen tv and everyone can watch “comrades in arms” cast their vote.

Your girlfriend can watch you vote and it is “no sex for you” unless you vote the “correct way”.

The board of Mozilla can watch their CEO vote.

In the state of Maryland, democrat registration beats republican registration by 2-1. But when the statewide votes roll around, it usually ends up 55-45 democrat. This is because voter registration info is public record and PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO REGISTER REPUBLICAN. However, in the privacy of the voting booth, they can speak their minds.

With the voting booth, you can always lie about who you voted for.

With all internet voting, they can always demand to “observe” your vote.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 2:42:20 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

“The online-only vote will take place Oct. 27 in Canada, when Leamington, Ontario, will become the first Canadian municipality to cast all ballots via an Internet-only voting process.”...

What could possibly go wrong? (sarc)


21 posted on 04/07/2014 4:02:41 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: null and void

We need more practice FReeping polls.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 4:29:23 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

They will just use it as an excuse to issue obamalaptops.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 4:31:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
You don't have to hack into it to get the names. The are available for the asking.

Just vote the phone book...

24 posted on 04/07/2014 4:33:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: null and void
Entire city goes with online-only voting

So not only our government can manipulate results, but with Obama giving the internet away, Russia, China, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela can have a say now, too!

25 posted on 04/07/2014 4:41:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Internet voting could be done securely and anonymously. Protocols have been worked out for it. Unfortunately it is not simple. It requires some complex steps be handled very precisely. I don't think we're up for what it would take, mainly because people just don't understand the issues. Bruce Schneier has written about this quite a lot. Hell, we can't even get electronic voting right, much less internet voting, which is an entirely different and more complex beast.

I'd be willing to bet that any internet voting scheme will either violate voter validation or anonymity. One or the other will be compromised unless a lot of safeguards are put into place. Probably both.

26 posted on 04/07/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT by zeugma (Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss (I'll see you again someday Hope))
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To: null and void

Because we know that Internet polls are SO accurate!


27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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How convenient. No ID required. No long lines. Monitored by an outside US 3rd party non-partisan agency. 100 percent Barack H. Obama approved. Barry’s birth certificate attorney Bob Bauer spearheading the implementation. Sounds quite ginger peachy to me so far! So you will get a screen with everything already
pre-selected for you. All you have to do is push send. Keep in mind that pushing send is your only option. Also feel free to push send as many times as you like. It is encouraged to do so!


28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:52:18 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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This is Canada, eh?

We’re next, with everything you say, and soooo much more.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:54:53 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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There is absolutely no way that I would trust this country with all-online-electronic voting.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: null and void

It’s Canada, anyway.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 8:42:13 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: staytrue

You don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t think you have ever seen Labor working a campaign.


32 posted on 04/07/2014 7:55:49 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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