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Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th president of the united states (in office from 1977 to 1981)

disagrees Electronic voting
Technology is being introduced into electoral processes to promote efficiency, but it also moves voting and counting into the unobservable digital realm. In the Netherlands, electronic voting has been abandoned amid concerns about foreign interference in elections. During the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States, Russian hackers broke into the Democratic National Committee’s email syste... See More
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Bill Shorten, Australian politician

We're a grown up democracy - it shouldn't be taking eight days to find out who won and who lost. We can't afford to let Australia drift for eight days after an election.
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Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician and prime minister

I think we considerably overestimate the security of the current paper voting system and we also overestimate the insecurity of electronic voting systems.

Bill Thompson,

disagrees Electronic voting
I do not think it is possible to design an e-voting system that can be guaranteed secure against a concerted and well-funded attack. I am concerned that this will happen, or worse, that it will be suspected and that the results of an election will be cast into doubt.
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Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice

disagrees Electronic voting
If you have machines not working, or working slowly, that could create lots of problems too, preventing people from voting at all.
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Sania Nishtar, Pakistani cardiologist

On balance, internet voting is feasible, which if effectively deployed, could improve accessibility for voters, especially those that are overseas and others for whom access is an issue, such as the disabled. It could also potentially save costs and time.

Kathy Sheridan,

disagrees Electronic voting
In the early 2000s, the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern said we were a “laughing stock” with our use of the “peann luaidhe”, and so the Fianna Fáil lads fluttered €51 million on electronic voting machines with no paper trail or independent verification. Trust the lads, was the message. Without the combined firepower of media, experts like Margaret McGaley and thinking politicians, we too might be livi... See More
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Narendra Modi,

On one hand, there are parties that have lagged behind in technology, either they cannot understand or are purposely spreading lies. They have opposed all subjects in technology — EVM, Aadhaar card, mobile phone, every where.
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Kersti Kaljulaid,

In addition to having a really secure personal identification system, which is a physical card, and two codes – I think, frankly, it's slightly stronger than somebody opening my passport with my photo that is six years old. We have made the system even stronger by the fact that e-voting lasts several days.
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David Dill, Computer scientist

disagrees Electronic voting
The way I look at things is: How many people have to conspire to steal an election now? With paper ballots at polling places, to steal a significant number of votes, you’d have to have lots of poll workers or a lot of voters voting fraudulently, which would be very difficult and expensive. And with paperless touchscreen voting you maybe need a few programmers. If you had widespread Internet voting... See More
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Avi Rubin,

disagrees Electronic voting
My position hasn't changed over the years. Which is that online voting is a very unsafe idea and a very bad idea and something I think no technological breakthrough I can foresee can ever change. People's computers are not getting more secure. They're getting more infected with viruses. They're getting more under the control of malware.
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Michael Geist,

disagrees Electronic voting
While technology may someday allow us to replicate these essential features online, many of them are currently absent from Internet voting, which is subject to any number of possible disruptions. These include denial of service attacks that shut down the election process, counterfeit websites, phishing attacks, hacks into the election system, or the insertion of computer viruses that tamper with e... See More
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Michael Shamos, American mathematician

Technology is always required in elections. The days of the hand-counted ballots are over. You can design technology in a way that makes the problems readily apparent or that they're disguised. My position is that when a problem is found, it's an engineering problem.
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Antonio Mugica,

The reason to bring technology into the election process is to increase integrity and security, but it has a series of important collateral benefits. One is cost reduction: so I’m sure Britain could spend less per election if it was using technology, and the security and integrity would be 10 to a hundredfold better. So you have something that’s a hundredfold better, and it’s going to cost less... See More
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Alex Halderman,

disagrees Electronic voting
Machines [are] stored around the country [India] in a variety of locations, from abandoned warehouses to schools, etc. [and it is] likely many of them could be accessed by criminals, especially with the aid of dishonest insiders.
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Ron Rivest, Cryptographer

disagrees Electronic voting
We have learned the hard way that almost any computer system can be broken into by a sufficiently determined, skillful, and persistent adversary. There is nothing special about voting systems that magically provides protection against attack... Voting system software may be maliciously designed, may contain bugs, or may be changed or replaced at some point during the pre-election roll-out of eq... See More
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Dominion Voting Systems,

Dominion has invested in the development of proprietary technology that truly sets its products apart from the competition. Focusing on two key aspects of the electoral process – risk-limiting auditing and voter intent – Dominion's technology improves the transparency and integrity of the election process.
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Ted Selker, Computer scientist

Numerous pieces of evidence suggest that electronic voting machines outperformed all other methods used [in the 2004 US presidential election].
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Harris Miller, American politician

The machines performed beautifully ... Instead of theories about catastrophes, the simple reality is that the machines produce accurate results and the voters love them.
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Verified Voting Foundation,

disagrees Electronic voting
Far too many states use unreliable and insecure electronic voting machines, and many states have made their situation worse by adding some forms of Internet voting for some voters, which cannot be checked for accuracy at all. Even in states where verifiable systems are used, too often the check on the voting system's function and accuracy is not done. The voting equipment now in use are aging; res... See More
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Debra Bowen,

disagrees Electronic voting
When I took office, I commissioned a top-to-bottom review of all our voting systems: paper-based optical scan systems, as well as the e-voting or touchscreen systems. The University of California took the lead, and it involved universities and private-sector people from around the country. I have about 700 pages of documentation that are publicly available on my Web site, and I had another private... See More
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Ed Felten,

disagrees Electronic voting
If there is uncertainty after an election, either because of the possibility of tampering or just the possibility of error or malfunction, a paperless system like Georgia’s doesn’t have any way to go back to other evidence to figure out what really happened.
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John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons

I don't mean by that that it will necessarily at any stage be compulsory to vote in that way, but I think that the notion that, if it can be established as secure and reliable, people should have the option to vote online, will gain ground more and more and more.
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WebRoots Democracy,

There have been more instances of fraud across the world with paper votes than electronic ones, and the recent recounts of electronic votes in the US showed no evidence of hacking.
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John Sawers, Former M16 chief

disagrees Electronic voting
The more things that go online, the more susceptible you are to cyberattacks.
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Bill Clinton,

disagrees Electronic voting
Until we get this [electronic voting] straightened out, every state should go to some sort of paper ballot system.
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Matt Blaze,

disagrees Electronic voting
Few, if any, state and local IT departments are equipped to protect this infrastructure against the full force of a hostile intelligence service, and these systems are very attractive targets for disruption.
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Institute of Economic Affairs,

disagrees Robot Tax
We must not be afraid of technological change and the rise of robots. New technology offers us improved living standards and a better quality of life and there is little evidence that job displacement is moving faster than the economy's ability to develop new types of employment. It is often overlooked that with technological change has come the creation of many new jobs already, including IT and ... See More
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Barry Diller, American businessman

The Internet came together as a miracle, really. Anyone with a wire can publish, we need to keep it that way.
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Cindy Cohn, American civil liberties attorney

Your ability to access a website depends on your desire to access the website and not the deals that the intermediaries have made with each other.
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John Oliver,

ISPs should not be able to engage in any sort of f*ckery that limits or manipulates the choices you make online.
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Julius Genachowski, Business executive, politician

Net neutrality was essential for our economy; it was essential to preserve freedom and openness, both for economic reasons and free speech reasons.
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Thomas de Maiziere,

I am a big advocate of what is known as net neutrality. This means that providers are compelled to transmit content without political or commercial pre-selection.
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

disagrees Electronic voting
It's old-fashioned — but it's always good to have a paper back-up system of voting.
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Adam Smith Institute,

disagrees Robot Tax
A much better idea than putting income tax on robots would be to remove income tax on humans. That would spur human progress faster than even the visionary Mr Gates could ever imagine.
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Centre for Policy Studies, Head of economic research at the Centre for Policy Studies (free-market British think tank)

disagrees Robot Tax
Going ahead with a robot tax or other measures that would discourage investment in capital would be hugely damaging for the UK. The UK already suffers from a low capital-labour ratio, which is dampening productivity growth and holding back wage increases. Corbyn's plans would exacerbate this problem and simply encourage new technologies and economic activity to locate elsewhere. The result w... See More
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Dean Baker, Macroeconomist and codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

disagrees Robot Tax
[This] is a tax on productivity growth.
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Mady Delvaux, Luxembourgish politician and Member of the European Parliament

agrees Robot Tax
[There might be a] need to introduce corporate reporting requirements on the extent and proportion of the contribution of robotics and AI to the economic results of a company for the purpose of taxation and social security contributions.
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Robert J. Shiller, Professor of economics at Yale and Nobel laureate

agrees Robot Tax
A moderate tax on robots, even a temporary tax that merely slows the adoption of disruptive technology, seems a natural component of a policy to address rising inequality. Revenue could be targeted toward wage insurance, to help people replaced by new technology make the transition to a different career. This would accord with our natural sense of justice, and thus be likely to endure.
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Matt Lynn,

disagrees Robot Tax
In truth, AI and robotics promises to fuel a new wave of growth, which the world could certainly use. Even if it doesn’t, it will certainly replace lots of dull tasks, and remove a lot of daily drudgery. The last thing we want to do is tax that out of existence — no matter how many software billionaires tell us we should.

Gaby Hinsliff,

agrees Robot Tax
But Conservatives shouldn’t mock the robot tax unless and until they’ve got something better to offer. Labour is on to something, even if it’s not yet quite sure what, and the Tories are running out of time to catch up.
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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator. Investor at Reddit, Stripe,, Pinterest and many others

agrees Robot Tax
If the robots are creating wealth for their owners, that for sure should be taxed.
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International Federation of Robotics,

disagrees Robot Tax
The IFR believes that the idea to introduce a robot tax would have had a very negative impact on competitiveness and employment.
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Sérgio Rebelo,

agrees Robot Tax
We find that when robots are relatively expensive, taxing them is useful in terms of improving the distribution of income between routine workers, whose jobs can be automated, and nonroutine workers, who benefit from automation.
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David Descoteaux,

disagrees Robot Tax
And couldn’t this [robot tax] result in double taxation for businesses, including many SMEs? Today, a company that uses technology to increase productivity pays taxes on its profits. However, if using a robot helps a company generate more profit, it will then have to pay more income tax plus a tax for having used a robot to increase its profitability.
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Matteo Salvini, Italian politician

agrees Robot Tax
I do not want to stop progress, but there are, according to estimates, three million jobs at risk. Robots must be a help to human effort, not a replacement of human beings. Otherwise in thirty years in Italy we will only have restaurants, radios and not much more.
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Dario Floreano,

disagrees Robot Tax
Robotic manipulators have been replacing humans on factory floors around the world to produce better goods, in larger numbers at more affordable prices, for the past 50 years. There’s no reason why more advanced robots should be treated differently from a tax perspective.
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Ron Johnson, Republican u.s. senator for wisconsin; manufacturing businessman

disagrees Net neutrality
What you really want is an expansion of high-speed broadband, and in order to do that you have to create the incentives for those smaller ISPs to invest. They don’t really control their own fiber if the government tells them exactly how they’re going to use their investment.
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Josh Shapiro, American politician

Net neutrality is critically important to ensuring a free and open Internet. It allows for free expression, technological innovation and a level playing field. Without it, our economy and our democracy will suffer by creating artificial market barriers and privileging certain speech and content over others.
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