It’s not for lack of understanding. We KNOW how to make an ABSOLUTELY BULLETPROOF voting system that would allow people their option of heading to the polls, kiosks, voting by mail, or voting online, complete with full but very economical multi-part paper trails, built-in automated and advanced fraud detection, and multi-level auditing.
The problem isn’t lack of know-how. We’ve had this licked for decades, and for electronic versions, including online, for more than a decade.
The problem rests with the fact that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which landing the explorers on Mars is full of experts who know how to land explorers on Mars whereas state legislatures and members of Congress are NOT full of voting systems experts, but instead, are full of lawyers.
Lawyers are good at writing laws. They’re terrible at assessing the various designs of voting systems, much less designing them. They CAN’T design them. Their brains just don’t work that way.
But mine does, as do the brains of many other systems analysts, database developers, and security systems specialists.
The question isn’t whether or not we can build a a voting system the Dems can’t hack. The question is whether or not we will ever be allowed to do so.