Puzzle 4: October 2, 2019

A common comparison about electronic voting is to a banking ATM. The latter are reliable and verifiable. Questioners ask why the same technology will not ensure reliable, verifiable voting. If it works for a bank, they say, it will work for a civic election.

Why is this argument fallacious? What does banking, and an ATM, provide that elections in the US, and in many other countries, cannot provide?

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ECS 153, Computer Security
Version of September 30, 2019 at 10:11PM

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