Mindy Moretti is the editor at Electionline.org, the nation’s only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information. In her current weekly update, called “The Election That Was”, she takes a state-by-state look at the 2016 General Election. She wrote, “The 2016 election cycle seemed to drag on forever and even today [November 17] there are still several million ballots left to be counted, results to be canvassed, audited and certified.”
In Election Attitude – How Internet Voting Leads to a Stronger Democracy, I advocate for Internet voting and describe how it could solve many election problems. Some strong opponents of Internet voting say we should leave the system the way it is. Keep the status quo. Only with paper can we have good elections, they say. Mindy’s report shows how the status quo works, describing state by state how things went. I have extracted the following list of some of the problems from her report. All of the problems did not happen in all of the states, but the number of problems encountered was astounding. To say it is time to modernize is an understatement. Internet voting can solve most of these problems.