Re: electronic elections

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 22:32:23 MST

zeb haradon wrote:
> I just realized, if it gets to the point where we can vote online, then what
> is to prevent the elimination of congress altogether, and simply have people
> vote directly for each bill (besides the time it would take)?

The time it would take - for citizens to thoroughly read the bills being
voted on, debate every bill that comes up (not just the ones that
attract much press), et cetera and so forth - is enough of a cost.
Legislative processes, like most processes, seem to flow naturally
towards the most efficient if not constrained (say, by a dictator's
wish to retain power).

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