How NIST has Misled Congress and the American People about Internet Voting Insecurity; or, Internet Voting in the USA: History and Prospects. A Discourse Analysis.

64 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2014  

William J. Kelleher

The Empathic Science Institute

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Internet voting in the USA has a tragic history. It began in the year 2000. It worked so well that Congress approved a major project for the Department of Defense to provide website based Internet voting for overseas military. But the project was abruptly aborted, and the reputation of Internet voting suffered a blow from which it is yet to recover. In chronicling these events our discourse analysis shows how a coup d'état of the election administration function was executed through the control of Internet voting’s meaning.

Keywords: Voting, Internet Voting, Voting Online, Elections, Election Reform, Politics, USA Politics, Presidential Elections, Presidential Election Reform

JEL Classification: na

Suggested Citation

Kelleher, William J., How NIST has Misled Congress and the American People about Internet Voting Insecurity; or, Internet Voting in the USA: History and Prospects. A Discourse Analysis. (2014). APSA 2014 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2452105

William J. Kelleher (Contact Author)

The Empathic Science Institute ( email )

2158 La Canada Crest Dr. ste 4
La Canada, CA 91011
United States

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