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Re: [ga] Re: electoral fraud by the ga chair

Mr. Chairman,

I agree with you on this and would like to remind you that in the future
we should proceed with an email based system that delivers the ballot to
the voter. A web based system requires that the participant do so much
more than merely respond to an email, and Joop Teernstra's system is
furthermore riddled with ridicule and accusations of fraud - and not just
by me.

voter participation can, I am sure, be increased by making it exceedingly
easy to cast a ballot. An email based system will do just that. No one
even has to pour over the archives of the list if sufficient background on
an issue is included.

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Roberto Gaetano wrote:

> Joop,
> You wrote:
> >
> >Just tell the list how many FOR and AGAINST votes you made anonymously 
> and
> >Roberto can rewrite the informal poll result.
> Why?
> As I said, the most evident result of the poll was the lack of 
> participation.
> Only an insignificant minority cared to express their opinion, and the 
> figures would not have been much different with a secure voting: 
> probably with a complex procedure the figures would have been even much 
> lower.
> The elimination from the count of irregular expressions of opinion, even
>  supposing there were any, would only have had the effect of indicating 
> an even lower participation.
> Therefore, no need to do anything. If people intended to show their will
> , they would have done so.
> >
> >Better still: The list can have another poll, this time with a proper
> >voters' roll and voter passwords, on improved rules that incorporate
> >apologies.
> After the three months of experimentation with the new rules, we will 
> have a vote (secure, this time) and we will see what people think.
> If they prefere the "old" regime, fine, the rules will be eliminated and
>  I will consider myself free to go back to other occupations. If they 
> prefere the "new" regime, it will be clear that all this discussion is 
> in reality much ado for nothing.
> Fair enough?
> Regards
> Roberto

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