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Re: [ga] electoral fraud by the ga chair

At 03:12 29.01.00 -0500, !Dr. Joe Baptista wrote:
>  Roberto and Harald, why did you
>choose this method.

This has been discussed before. To reiterate:

- The choice of a poll rather than a vote was made because the GA does not
   have a defined membership.
- The choice of an open poll rather than a closed poll was made for 2 reasons:
   - So as not to disenfranchise anyone who was not on a specific list, but
     still wanted to give his opinion
   - To get an idea of whether anyone would use false identities to
     influence the result of the poll.

The poll result gave 4 answers:

- The number of people who cared to respond is low
- Among those who responded, opinion is pretty evenly divided
- Joe Baptista used the fact that the poll was open to vote multiple
   times, but claims that his votes did not influence the result.
- No other behaviour that gave reason for suspicion of fraud was detected.

I will stop repeating myself on this issue now.

                   Harald A

Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway