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Blockchains Won't Fix Internet Voting Security, and Could Make It Worse

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Blockchain voting

An e-ballot is less secure than one on paper.

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Looking to modernize voting practices, speed waiting times at the pollsincrease voter turnout and generally make voting more convenient, many government officials—and some companies hawking voting systems—are looking to an emerging technology called a "blockchain."

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