Today is election day in much of the US. It isn’t a Presidential Election so many people won’t vote. Most municipalities will have a few referendums, some school board officials, and maybe a judge or city councilman on the ballot. Since it is not a big election with a lot of TV time, the turnout was relatively low and so conversations start to theorize about voting online.
The argument goes that I can buy many things if not everything that I need online, why can’t I vote? This is much the argument that CNN made today. Unfortunately one cannot make this comparison and even if that comparison was valid, we still shouldn’t do it.
- Ecommerce is not as safe as you think it is.
- It is inherently unfair to the poor.
Ecommerce is not as safe as you think it is