July 10th, 2005, 04:16 PM
I have a question for all of our European friends. Was the balloting for the EU Constitution paper or electronic? I have a theory that it is not who casts the votes that is important anymore but who counts them. While I know paper balloting is a process that can be compromised or misled - it seems to me that the problem is even worse for electronic balloting because the State runs the process from start to finish to include the coding and programming (witness the elections in American GA with state-wide electronic balloting). So my hypothesis is that paper balloting was instrumental in defeating the EU Constitution because the temptation and ease to "fix" the electronic balloting would have been too easy for the Brussels bureaucrats, nontheless, they will keep positing plebicites til they win. Any EU slaves available who could answer the question?