People are perpetually popping up in all my media streams insisting that online voting is the way forward. It seems so obvious. And yet, it's simultaneously completely wrong. If you think that online voting is a good idea, you must (seriously, you have to) watch this video.

youtube.com/watch?v=abQCqIbBBe

Realise that just about every other democracy uses a system similar to the US' (in theory at least, and only for the actual vote).

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@lightweight I dream of some awesome electronic voting platform that gives all the assurances of paper and pencil, but i don't know if it is possible.

@LovesTha my considered opinion, shared by quite a few people with whom I've discussed this at length, is that it would require as-yet-unknown technical advances to make it possible. Meaning, no, it's not possible right now.

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