Bullet-Proofing the Front Door and Leaving the Back Door Open

While we’re struggling to secure voting machines, a number of States are deploying “Vote By Mail Permanently!” Here’s a picture on a bus in the San Francisco Bay Area. What a nightmare.

I suspect that, for some election officials, the appeal of vote-by-mail is a bit like a magnified version of the appeal of non-verifiable touch-screen voting machines: the less voters see and audit, the easier it is to run an election without being pestered.