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Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea

We still shouldn’t be using electronic voting. Here’s why. • Sponsored by Dashlane — for free on your first device @ https://www.dashlane.com/tomscott

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REFERENCES:

Computerphile video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3_0x6oaDmI

Stories about voter identification happening outside the law: https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-1051,00.html

Voting machines left connected to the internet: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials

Hackers getting voting machines to play Doom: https://www.salon.com/2019/08/14/hackers-can-easily-break-into-voting-machines-used-across-the-u-s-play-doom-nirvana/

“Small, well-funded team backed by a national government”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/us/politics/russian-hacking-elections.html

Scottish election: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/jun/20/scotland.devolution and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6627657.stm – with the Excel detail on page 50 of https://www.openrightsgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/org_election_report.pdf?page=50

Report on e-voting in Estonia: https://estoniaevoting.org/

Written with Sean Elliott https://twitter.com/SeanMElliott/
Directed by Tomek
Graphics by Mooviemakers https://www.mooviemakers.co.uk/
Audio mix by Haerther Productions https://haerther.net/

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Written by Tom Scott

Comments

  1. This video makes no sense. People think that electronic vote is done through Internet, just like buying gadgets on eBay. Electronic vote, as a real think, is just replacong the paper with a small electronic box, completely isolated, that receives the vote. Cut the conspiracy theory.

  2. Electronic voting is fine.. But the only way for any type of voting to be transparent is to be able to see who people voted for. Then anybody can check a public database of votes and tally them up themselves. Also you can check to make sure who you voted for is correct. Maybe some personal data can be left out e.g. T*m S***t – and other partially blanked personal data. So you will be able to verify your vote but it can't be abused for other reasons.

  3. I don't know we just had an election in the US where either there was widespread voter fraud. Or so much doubt has been placed on the system that a large portion of Americans aren't going trust the election because they believe widespread election fraud is happening. So I don't see how electronic voting can be any worse. Hell it might be better since the results could be almost instantaneous especially if there is this much chaos over a paper election like in 2020

  4. No, there is no evidence to suggest that Dominion electronic voting machines were switching votes. But it is extremely easy to cast doubt on elections using EVMs as Trump has shown us.

  5. Can electronic voting machines be hacked? Did a corrupt, senile husk like Joe Biden, who didn’t campaign, receive millions more votes than peak Barack Obama?? 😂😂😂

  6. remember when democrats didnt trust the election because "muh russian hackers"? watch as they turn on a dime and say "everything is fine we are the winners"

  7. I respectfully disagree Mr. Scott. We did a fine job here in the USA in bringing you the MOST SECURE ELECTION IN HISTORY! I highly recommend DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS! They are the bee's knees when it comes to having SAFE, SECURE, ELECTRONICALLY TABULATED ELECTIONS!

  8. I watched this video months ago and thought it made great sense. Given what is going on in the USA, I had to go look it up again. Yes, I'm one of those people that believes that there was systemic cheating in several large cities and that virtually all of the cheating was in one direction. I also believe that most of it will not be proved and even if it is, nothing will ever be done about it.

  9. Now more relevant than ever. Some people talk about blockchain, while the database itself would be nice to modify, it is merely one of many many attack vectors.

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