June 2018

A democracy to reflect the will of the people

The Guardian: Most peers would agree with Darren Hughes of the Electoral Reform Society (Letters, 20 June) that the current by-elections for hereditary peers are absurd. But there is no need to go over to an elected Lords to get rid of them. Adopting Bruce Grocott’s bill now before parliament would abolish them simply and swiftly. […]

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Several states purchasing insecure electronic voting systems

For the first time in a dozen years, states are looking at replacing their aging voting machines and related computer systems. But a survey of the early legislative debates surrounding this prospect suggests that some states are not heeding advice from federal officials, academics and other experts saying that ink-marked paper-ballot systems are the wisest foundation for the most secure […]

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