e voting (receipts, votebuying, brinworld)
billy at dadadada.net
Wed Nov 26 11:35:11 PST 2003
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:18:42AM -0800, Tim May wrote:
> On Nov 26, 2003, at 8:10 AM, BillyGOTO wrote:
> >>I have no problem with this free choice contract.
> >You can't sell your vote for the same reason that Djinni don't
> >grant wishes for "more wishes".
> A silly comment. I take it you're saying "Because the rules don't allow
> it." Or something similar to this.
> The "rules" are precisely what we are discussing.
In this case, the "rules" are implemented as the design requirements for
the ballot box under discussion. A snoop-resistant ballot box can give
the "rules" some huevos. If I sell you my Kennedy vote and then go into
a Snoop-Proof(tm) box and cast it, you won't really be able to tell if
I've ripped you off.
> And "vote buying" is much more widespread than what happens at the
> lowest level we happen to be talking about here, where Alice is paid
> $10 to vote for some particular candidate. In fact, vote buying is much
> more common and more dangerous at the level of political
And their ballots are generally not cast behind moldy blue curtains.
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