Of All The Reasons To Say No To Internet Voting, Wouldn't Porn And Beer Be Near The End Of The List?

from the try-that-again dept

There are many, many reasons to be against the idea of allowing political voting via the internet, starting with questions about the security, accuracy and reliability of the technology. However, former Polish prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who admits he wants to attract younger internet users to his conservative party, gave some bizarre reasons for not being a fan of internet voting. Apparently the problem isn’t questions about the technology but the idea that voters may be multitasking with beer and porn: “I am not an enthusiast of a young person sitting in front of a computer, watching video clips and pornography while sipping a bottle of beer and voting when he feels like it.” Does that mean he’d be okay with if it people agreed not to watch porn or sip beer while voting?

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Anonymous Coward says:

realy this makes sense, lets assume that internet voting was avaliable. do you know what would happen?!?! i can see it now, im drinking my beer…watching my porn, and suddenly it the very cute blond chick getting it from behind AND talking about what she would do as president to change the country, id be so drunk that id believe her and go vote.

yep…i see this is a BIG problem.

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