Re: Voting Security

Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com> Tue, 17 September 2019 04:38 UTC

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From: Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:38:23 -0400
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Subject: Re: Voting Security
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Cc: Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>, IETF Discussion Mailing List <ietf@ietf.org>
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Electronic elections are a great idea. Just not for public office.

There are many other applications of election tech. Condo boards, clubs,
professional associations.

What makes a lot of these applications interesting and somewhat easier is
that very often, a ballot need not actually be secret.


On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 8:32 PM <shogunx@sleekfreak.ath.cx> wrote:

> A few point to indicate that in practice, electronic voting apparatus is
> an idea worth abandoning:
>
> Exit polling anomalies:
>
> https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/16/clinton-does-best-where-voting-machines-flunk-hacking-tests-hillary-clinton-vs-bernie-sanders-election-fraud-allegations/
> Testimony from programmer who wrote vote flipping code:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXyl_YNA8Hs
> 'Hacking Democracy':
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YldIdkjrqM
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019, Keith Moore wrote:
>
> >
> >> There is a vast literature here. I would be happy to talk more about it
> >> with anyone interested in a more synchronous medium (I'll be in SIN for
> >> 106). It doesn't seem to have a lot of relevance to issues at IETF,
> unless
> >> I'm missing something.
> >
> > Thanks very much for the references.   Agree that it probably isn't
> strictly
> > relevant to IETF's work, but I'm sure many of us are interested.
> >
> > Keith
> >
> >
> >