Blockchain Voting

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Are you for or against Blockchain Voting in the US

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    I've been reading about blockchain technology and it's transformational impact on almost everything it touches: including voting. It's fool proof and tamper proof.

    Are you for or against implementing block chain voting in US elections?

    Blockchain for voting and elections – Hacker Noon
     
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    Anything that's stops the liberals from cheating is good in my book
     
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    Can't say I fully understand how it would be implemented but if it makes the vote more secure while not adversely impacting voter turnout it is OK by me.
     
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    So long as it's a way to submit one's vote rather than the way one must vote, I'm okay with it. I would expect that vote tabulation via a blockchain technology be integrated with votes made via other modalities so as to prevent individuals to cast multiple votes.
     
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    There is one potential issue with votes via any digital means: one way or another, a voter's identity and the nature of votes they cast may be identifiable. I don't know that many folks would be keen on there being a risk that that could happen.
     
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    Warburg huh? I wonder if she is any relation to the banking Warburgs?
    No...no blockchain. If it's binary, it can be hacked and the further and the less centralized the worse. I am a firm believer in paper ballots. You are an expat? Do what the rest of us do...mail it in.

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    I think the point of blockchain isn't that it absolutely cannot be hacked but that the hack cannot destroy the data record; thus the hack is perfectly reversible.
     
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    hmmm...not educated enough on the topic. Thanks!
     
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    If you're interested, the first section in the following paper is a decent high-level primer: BlockChain Technology. If you prefer to watch a video, this is a fine one to view, though you'll need to think of a vote in terms of a transaction:

     
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    anything that puts voting machines on line is by definition not secure.

    paper ballots
     

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