Monday, June 20, 2005

PQ Phones It In

The Parti Quebecois will hold its leadership vote by telephone this November, Broadcast News reports.

While some commentators fear the potential for widespread fraudulent voting, I remind them that it's easier to stuff a ballot box than hack a phone system.

They should worry more about the phone system actually working. Those of us with long memories recall the fiasco when the Nova Scotia Liberals tried it first in 1992. They had to redo the vote a week later. Then again, 13 years is an eternity in telecommunications.

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