After public scrutiny over an article about how women's hormones might affect how they vote, CNN has pulled the story from its site. Go there now, and you get a message on how "some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN." (It's still floating around the web, though.
After several centuries of casting and counting ballots, it's shocking that we still haven't mastered what seems to be a simple task. But anyone who lived through the 2000 presidential election, in which a mishmash of flawed voting machines, contradictory county procedures, and unclear state laws in Florida led to the least reliable outcome in history, knows that 21st century voting is no better than the era when we shouted out our votes at the courthouse steps.
Is the Internet's prime audience worth enfranchising?
By Gregory MonePosted 03.12.2008 at 11:20 am 6 Comments
Former prime minister of Poland Jaroslaw Kaczynski told members of his conservative party that people should not be allowed to vote online because the Internet attracts those who like to watch porn while drinking beer. Why is he talking about this? Poland is considering new schemes to get more people involved in the election process, and online voting is one possibility.