1994-06-28 - Brits propose internet voting

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-28 00:01:10 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 27 Jun 94 17:01:10 PDT

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 94 17:01:10 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Brits propose internet voting
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The brits have the "american" disease, only they've done us one better.

I just got through listening to the BBC World Service.  It seems that some
official commission or other over there proposed the Information
Infrastructure thang with a couple of twists: polling and elections.  They
said that they could save mucho dinero by having people vote from home.
Looks like someone over there did their crypto homework...

Even cited Mr. Bill's (Clinton, not Gates) email address as a Good Thing.

What's next, er@bpalace.gov, gov? <hyuk>

Seriously, they couldn't be talking about this election thing unless they
knew it was possible (no star wars flames, please).  I wonder who put the
bug in their ear?  If anyone finds a copy of this report online (fat
chance, I bet) let me know.


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