atymes at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 18:54:19 UTC 2020
On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 5:17 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> It seems to me in that case you've got to have online virtual meeting and
> voting, but one of the very few things that both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
> and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agree about is they don't like
> that idea. But neither has offered an alternative solution.
Nor are they likely to. I've read the report; while there are some
cybersecurity challenges, those can be overcome to secure the votes of a
few hundred people which the US government really does depend on. The
other excuses they offer are BS.
The real problem is that, without everyone being in person and thus subject
to well-practiced in-person methods of influencing them, members would more
likely vote the interests of their states or districts, rather than the
interests of the political parties. This is of course completely
unacceptable to Congressional leadership.
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