Andy Williamson, director of digital democracy at the non-partisan think tank, the Hansard Society, argues that "a lack of desire to change" is a better explanation of any resistance to electronic voting than security concerns.
He acknowledges the risks with electronic voting, but says "you have to put this in the context of the current process, which we mostly accept, despite the obvious flaws and risks."
Those risks, he says, include "the lack of positive voter verification, the obvious risk of moving big piles of paper around, and the fallibility of manual counting."
As has been explained over and over and over again: personal computers and the Internet are nowhere nearly trustworthy enough to conduct national elections. Even voting computers at polling stations are far too easy to hack, as Hari Prasad, Alex Halderman and Rop Gonggrijp demonstrated again just last week in India:
Would it be so difficult to employ a few more polling station staff, and pay them overtime to ensure everyone is able to cast their vote?