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Fair and accurate elections, statistically speaking

The political controversy surrounding the Electoral College -- the institution whereby we elect the president of the United States -- is as old as the republic. In spite of recent contentious elections that raised the controversy ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Mathematics
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Cryptographic voting debuts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last week, in Takoma Park, Md., a new cryptographic voting system that could ensure accurate vote counts was used for the first time in a real election. MIT’s Ron Rivest, the Viterbi Professor of Electrical ...

dateNov 13, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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