Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea

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Shared December 9, 2019

We still shouldn't be using electronic voting. Here's why. • Sponsored by Dashlane — for free on your first device @ https://www.dashlane.com/tomscott

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REFERENCES:

Computerphile video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3_0x...

Stories about voter identification happening outside the law: https://www.theguardian.com/notesandq...

Voting machines left connected to the internet: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3k...

Hackers getting voting machines to play Doom: https://www.salon.com/2019/08/14/hack...

"Small, well-funded team backed by a national government": https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/us...

Scottish election: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/... and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6... - with the Excel detail on page 50 of https://www.openrightsgroup.org/wp-co...

Report on e-voting in Estonia: https://estoniaevoting.org/


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Taran Van Hemert

I electronically upvoted this.

2 months ago | [YT] | 10,035

thekevincurtin

who's here after the botched iowa caucus

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 606

Fat Pig

Just realised Tom did this in one-take.

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,992

丂ㄒ乇卂ㄥㄒ卄ㄚ

"Vote red or you will regret it"
-Tom Scott, 2019, dressed in red

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,605

NaruShadow

Tom: "I trust that the device you're watching this video on is completely Malware free"

Me: "I'm glad you do because I don't"

1 month ago | [YT] | 663

Leopold Ramutsamaya

That's the good thing about Africa, our election results are known before we even go to the polls so we don't have to worry about all of this...

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,404

ColCoal

In 15 years:
Tom - "Here is why Quantum voting is an even WORSE idea!"

2 months ago | [YT] | 539

Billy Bob Ferguson

this video has already aged like fine wine

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 154

Tiberiu Musat

I am not supposed to trust the government to securely count votes, but I am supposed to trust dashlane to securely hold all my passwords....

2 months ago | [YT] | 759

The Dude

Hackers: play doom on electronic voting machines

Todd Howard: Write that down! Write that down!

2 months ago | [YT] | 495

MechMK1

Hackers interfered with the election. The elected president is Doom Guy.

2 months ago | [YT] | 306

Siva das

Tom : Nobody moves Voting machines to counting stations,
India : Chuckles in electronics

2 months ago | [YT] | 332

Anni Eliina

I read the title as "Why election voting is a bad idea" and was very confused

2 months ago | [YT] | 190

Heebee Jeebee

Who's watching this after the Iowa Caucus?

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 64

Manu Gond

Universal Rule:
If something has a display and a CPU it can run doom

2 months ago | [YT] | 4,295

tchevrier

I'm endorsing Dashline for 2 reasons. 1. They've given me money.

LMAO. Now that's honesty

2 months ago | [YT] | 66

URH

Tom Scott: You can't /really/ trust a large scale computer system to do exactly what it says its doing.
Also Tom Scott: Please put all your passwords, credit card info, and secure data into this box I was paid to tell you to.

2 months ago | [YT] | 55

Lucas Dimoveo

Anyone watching this again after the Iowa Caucus?

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 30

jack gareth hussey

The DNC watching this video: write that down! write that down!

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 16

Jerry Hu

This should be a recurring series for Tom Scott!
Tom checks every 5 years: Is electronic voting still a bad idea? Yup

2 months ago | [YT] | 3,875