- File Size: 389 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Publisher: The Internet Voting Research and Education Fund (April 13, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 13, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004WKQ6X4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Internet Voting Now! Here's How. Here's Why - So You Can Kiss Citizens United Goodbye! Kindle Edition
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I will state at the outset of this book review that I am an advocate for online voting. I judged this book based on how well I feel it makes the case for online voting, and how strongly he backs up his contentions. I will leave it for all readers of this review to decide if my review is objective enough. The readers that count, however, are the average people looking for information about a very important issue, not the professional "nay-sayers".
I feel that this book can be divided into thirds for the purpose of review. The first third of the book, which I found to be the strongest section, begins to lay out the history of our voting system, and does an extremely good job of addressing concerns about the security of online voting. He also addresses head-on the existence and background of some of the professional skeptics of online voting.(Some of these people, no doubt, are those who will post "reviews" of books like this.)
The goal of any good non-fiction book should be to inform. I learned a great deal about the entire history of online voting from the beginning of this book.
I found the chapters in the book that are devoted to SERVE (An online voting system already developed)to be particularly compelling. Dr. Kelleher does a great job of shining a light on the story of an online voting system that was created and trialed a decade ago, and the people who were responsible for it's demise.Read more ›
As the title says, I feel this book as a disconnected series of somewhat related books, but failing to keep the same topic. I understand his proposal is very delimited and explicit, but the conceptual jumps (and the quality of the texts) are too great to ignore. Of course, in the course of the book it is easy to find Dr. Kelleher is a political scientist, but in the practice knows very little about computers, networking, and information security. I had some mail interchange with Dr. Kelleher, and my opinions were firmly assured by his replies.
The book is very USA-centric; those of us in other countries can learn a lot from it -- Although on somewhat lateral topics.
The first part of the book (introduction and chapter 1) starts by reviewing the state of distance voting, and exposes some problems with the current snail-mail approach. And, yes, few people would contest that absentee voters do have a suboptimal way to vote -- But when questioned about many other ways to achieve a safer, clearer way for a vote to be generated (i.e. by having proper precincts in embassies and consulates, strongly reducing the number of people that would have to truly vote from a distance), his answer was too vague: He wanted nothing to distract from his proposal.
As to my questionings on his exagerate faith in having the USA programmers and system administrators create a truly secure system (something that has never been achieved in any area!Read more ›
The "little known Original Intentions of our Constitution's Framers for presidential elections" entirely ignores that at the time the Constitution was adopted, voters attended public meetings to cast their votes, allowing for debate and interaction that cannot be realistically duplicated with internet voting.
The author's technical analysis is shallow and deeply flawed.
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