"Vote early, vote often" DNC tagline...
I am of the minority opinion that there should be one election day, no early
voting and reasonable absentee balloting. I oppose early voting and especially
computer voting.IMO we have laws that permit time off from work to
vote, and expend significant money to train poll workers. We all, or those who
are not too lazy or uninterested, need to go to the polls on the same day and
cast a ballot.Our republican democracy requires some effort and
sacrifice. Catering to whims and proclivities of lazy uninformed voters is not
in our public interest.This bill/proposal of Senator Bramble is not
a good idea IMNSHO.
Yes anything online is subject to hacking. At a training in Phoenix they ran a
straw poll. When voting was confined to within the training Hermain Caine won
handily.When the poll was opened to the internet. Ron Paul won. That is
what was reported in the media locally and nationally.I noticed when Ron
Paul's group stormed the hall with as much hoopla as any national
convention allows, that most of them looked like those one sees at hacker
conventions. This makes me question whether or not the straw poll was hacked.
At the time I was most perturbed because I thought Herman gave a much better
speech. He has a much better tan than Obama but I digress.I recently have
decided that I a baby boomer (47) will no longer vote for baby boomers but only
millenials and younger. Since most of the best hackers are in these age groups,
I am all for electronic voting. This will put in power those who are
going to have to pay the bills we are incurring.
Just how much fraud do we want in Utah voting?On line and mail
ballots are ripe for exploitation by those who value winning more than
legitimate voting for only qualified voters.Given the very long and
widespread history of fraudulent voting winning elections for Democrats, we
should not do anything that will corrupt the honesty of voting in Utah.In fact, we should ban voting by people who do not have a clue about the
candidates and issued, but that is a different topic which will never be
But but but...voter fraud...
My only question is this: will online voting allow (or help) a multi-party
democracy to emerge in Utah?