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Introductions & Join ups
« on: April 14, 2016, 09:14:46 pm »

Hello!

Now that Democracy Counts has it's own sub board here on the NXT forums, I am creating this space specifically for folks who would like to become part of the effort.  We need literally every one.  Requirements for joining include and are pretty much limited to "having a pulse".  This is a huge effort.  Anything you can imagine doing, is probably something we need to do.

So if you have a pulse and you'd like to put it to work helping to create a global standard for secure, verifiable, auditable electronic voting, then please introduce yourself and sign up below.

Thanks!
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Re: Introductions & Join ups
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 12:13:18 am »

I have a pulse  ;D

And am reading the whitepaper devlux send me over email.
It's an interesting read, somewhat rough, but i'm sure there are many here on this forum that like the technical details laid out in the paper.

Great initiative guys!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 01:30:57 am »

I have a pulse  ;D

And am reading the whitepaper devlux send me over email.
It's an interesting read, somewhat rough, but i'm sure there are many here on this forum that like the technical details laid out in the paper.

Great initiative guys!

This one https://nxtforum.org/democracy-counts!/whitepaper-11229/  I just posted it hot, because it does need a lot of help in the editing dept.
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Re: Introductions & Join ups to Democracy Counts!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 08:33:38 am »

Hello, Everyone,

My name is Daniel Wolf and I am managing the Democracy Counts! startup. I am a relative newcomer to cryptocoins. While advising Devin, Dawn and Alec on securities/corporation law for their blockchain biz I began studying up on blockchain. During my studies I realized that it might be possible to audit elections. I asked Devin, one thing led to another, and here we are.

I am a lawyer (Harvard) and political scientist (UC San Diego). I have always been passionate about solving big societal problems. For instance I invented a landmine clearing technology and developed a market-oriented public-health approach for improving landmine clearing. I have started an NGO, a university institute, two tech companies, and run a public company where I had to clean up a $50MM scam. While at Harvard I wrote the world's second guide for election observers and the first tailored to a particular country (Nicaragua), and later wrote a string of scholarly articles about elections and democratic institutions. My election fairness framework was adopted in 2012 by an international observer mission to observe the presidential election in Taiwan. While a Fulbright Fellow in Nicaragua and El Salvador I correctly predicted and explained the surprising end of the Salvadoran civil war. Some of my former election-monitor colleagues are advising us by asking us the tough questions we need to answer (with strategy and technology) to achieve our goals.

Some good questions have been asked here and in the prior board while I was writing my post (sorry for the long delay - while writing I had an emergency medical situation). Here are a few answers:

Our strategic goal is to generate data such that on the night of elections the official results can be compared with our data, discrepancies flagged and analyzed, and the evidence then handed over to legal teams. The lawyers would go into court the next day and ask for an injunction against certification of the results and for an order to investigate the suspicious election system. Our strategy is intended to clear the relatively low hurdle required for a preliminary injunction, which is a much cheaper and easier threshold than definitively proving fraud, by doing so to stimulate further mandated action. In essence it is a "trim tab" strategy a la Buckminster Fuller, in which we make a small change in the pressures acting on a complex system and those pressures (judicial and political in this case) in turn exert a much larger pressure on the system. (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preliminary_injunction -- The system is not allowing me to post external links so you'll have to complete these links.)

It has been our goal from the beginning to provide audit evidence in real time, but we have defined "real time" to mean "immediately after the polls close", not "while the voting is going on", because until the voting is closed there are no official results to compare with, making earlier monitoring a useless exercise. (Contrast this with the standard data collection methods used for normal election challenges, which take many months to gather and then maybe convince a judge that the statistical and circumstantial evidence is strong enough for further investigation, meanwhile allowing the usurper to take office and do things like start unjust wars.)

Viz "being real", you can research me easily, as I am all over the web. Here are a few links:
today.law.harvard.edu/feature/a-common-good/ (go the the very end)
jmu.edu/cisr/journal/5.2/notes/danielwolf.htm
linkedin.com/in/danielhwolf

We are following Devin's guidance completely on choice of coin. I have questioned him intensely about the short- and long-term pros and cons of NXT both for utility and security, and am satisfied with it. If we change coins after the beta test in the June 7 California primary election, or after the general election in November, or at any future time, the decision will be taken strictly on the basis of the appropriateness and performance of the coin for our purposes, not because we are fickle or profit-driven, which we are not.

The standards we have adopted as our own may be found here [verifiedvoting.org/voting-system-principles], with the exception that during the audit we may allow voters to be able to prove in court that their audit ballots were recorded per their intentions. This is a violation of the anonymity principle for elections, but the audit is not an election, and the requirement of providing judicially cognizable evidence of audit reliability might require some flexibility on this score. Note, however, that we would not enable this feature in countries where a de-anonymized expression of intention might endanger people.

After November we plan to release the audit system for free use by democracy activists around the world, and to begin collaborating with civil society groups in other countries to create an International Federation of Election Auditors. We will follow this eventually with the release of a true voting system that follows the verifiedvoting.org principles in every relevant respect.

I hope this has not been too long a post; thanks for reading this far!

Dan
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Re: Introductions & Join ups
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 09:04:49 am »

Welcome to Nxt! A pleasure "to meet" your team

Enviado desde mi Redmi Note 3

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Re: Introductions & Join ups
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 09:13:13 am »

You are welcome to Nxt!!  ;)
happy to see new people!!  :)

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 09:46:38 am »

You are most welcome to our forum Dan!

Nice to see someone who is not a "crypto nerd" around here.  ;)
When I read the whitepaper I did realize how much there is to consider when building this kind of system and that you will need a flexible platform to build on. I do appreciate your honesty about choice of coin. So far I have not seen problem that could not be solved by using NXT as a platform. But the devil is usually found in the details, and we'll do what we can to help to iron them out together.

I'm looking forward to following venture in the future!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2016, 02:13:56 pm »

@danielhwolf welcome to the forum.
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Re: Introductions & Join ups to Democracy Counts!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2016, 07:43:21 pm »

Thank you, NxtSwe!

You are right, the things we have to consider are practically endless. I sometimes feel like we're living in a fractal universe, because every time we design a solution to a problem, the next level down provides a new condition in which more problems demanding solutions emerge.

The environment we're stepping into is conveyed by the book about the Clintons titled Blood Sport You might be familiar with the wave of attacks in Congress and the blogosphere on Planned Parenthood in the US last year; I fully expect that if we are successful enough to pose a threat to corrupt interests we will become the next Planned Parenthood attack target. I think it safe to say that the probability is almost 1.0 that there will be major attacks on the database and data transfer systems, not necessarily in this election cycle because we might not be taken seriously until after the general election, but most assuredly later.

So we have to drill down into all the weaknesses and potential issues in the system, both technical and human, and deal with them now before they become Achilles' Heels later. This is one reason we are so fanatically interested in having people troubleshoot our system and identify them now.

So however we all - you all - manage to improve the security and robustness of the NXT blockchain, it will help us a lot and probably help the coin - and the future of democracy in the world - in equal measure.

So bring on those devilish details!

Dan


You are most welcome to our forum Dan!

Nice to see someone who is not a "crypto nerd" around here.  ;)
When I read the whitepaper I did realize how much there is to consider when building this kind of system and that you will need a flexible platform to build on. I do appreciate your honesty about choice of coin. So far I have not seen problem that could not be solved by using NXT as a platform. But the devil is usually found in the details, and we'll do what we can to help to iron them out together.

I'm looking forward to following venture in the future!
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Re: Introductions & Join ups
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2016, 09:34:57 pm »

Dan!  So glad you made it!

Congrats on your accomplishment.  Although it's a meaningless statistic, you're the first person I've ever seen with a karma score that exceeds their number of posts.  I just finished a huge rant about that topic a few days ago, and now you've blown my base premise out of the water.  Great Job!
People have take action to either applaud or spank you and this effects your karma score. You struck a chord!

Some things for everyone coming to the nxtforums from the outside world to help with democracy counts to keep in mind. 

The audience here is predominantly European, ergo, you can't expect anyone to know about, or have any opinion let alone an informed opinion on internal US political matters.

Dan, in this case you were referencing the coordinated political & hacktivism attacks against the organization known as "Planned Parenthood" and that topic is super divisive in the states. For those who don't know already, the USA does not provide healthcare for it's citizens.  If you need a Dr you either have to have private insurance (expensive) or you're on your own to pay, yet most Drs won't even see you without the right insurance card. 

You cannot be turned away from an "Emergency Room" in a life or death scenario, but you will receive a bill that is on par with buying a new car or a new house if you ever go to the ER.  This is despite the so called "Obama Care".

Planned Parenthood is an organization that focuses on women's reproductive health and provides services on a "sliding fee" scale based on ability pay.  In many cases it's the ONLY option for poor women to receive reproductive health care.  The past few years, abortion has been a hot button topic again and there was a coordinated effort to defund "Planned Parenthood" by making it ineligible for federal & state grants that it should have otherwise been qualified to receive.  These efforts mostly were attempts to discredit the organization or disrupt it's operations.

I get the reference.  We're painting a very large target on our back, so we need to have the very best product out the gate in order to minimize the attack surface.  Nevertheless your turn of phrase was confusing to me and I'm a native English speaker.  The bulk of this group is from Netherlands, Italy etc, I can't imagine how some of this stuff translates out for them.

Dan, when I read it, your phrasing made it sound like you expect Planned Parenthood to attack us :)

Also Dan, NxtSwe is "other Dan".
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Re: Introductions & Join ups
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2016, 10:41:28 am »

Welcome Daniƫl :)

We are looking forward to working with you.

So far your team's work looks to be both enthousiastic and open, and that's always refreshing.

I hope we will make this work and help make your vision come true.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2016, 10:18:17 am »

Welcome Daniel,

finally a really interesting real use case scenario to test the potential of this platform.

Really good luck with this project!!

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2016, 02:23:58 am »

Hi All,

   I came across democracycounts.org in my viewing of various twitter posts expressing anger and outrage over what is clearly a rigged primary election this year.   Someone suggested this as a possible solution to the vote rigging.   I was intrigued, and found a phone number to call to offer to volunteer my time (not that there is much of it), as a way of venting my own anger at this outrageousness occurring right out in plain sight.   In any case, I am a programmer of a little over 30 years experience, and hope that some of that can end up being of use in this endeavor.   Devin pointed me to this forum as the place to find the whitepaper and get acquainted with "the team" :)    Looking forward to the upheavals to come! :)

Eric

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2016, 07:31:36 am »

Hi All,

   I came across democracycounts.org in my viewing of various twitter posts expressing anger and outrage over what is clearly a rigged primary election this year.   Someone suggested this as a possible solution to the vote rigging.   I was intrigued, and found a phone number to call to offer to volunteer my time (not that there is much of it), as a way of venting my own anger at this outrageousness occurring right out in plain sight.   In any case, I am a programmer of a little over 30 years experience, and hope that some of that can end up being of use in this endeavor.   Devin pointed me to this forum as the place to find the whitepaper and get acquainted with "the team" :)    Looking forward to the upheavals to come! :)

Eric

Hi Eric,

We are always on the lookup for new talents.
My recommendation is that you first install NXT, download the blockchain and possibly setup an NXT node on a VPS.
Since you are professional programmer, would be interesting to get your feedback about the process.
For additional sources of information use nxt.org and nxtwiki.org
If after you do that, you also like to participate in the development, send me a message using this forum.
Need to understand your skill-set and see how you can contribute.

Thanks,
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2016, 08:38:31 am »

Welcome Eric! Great that you want to spend your precious spare time on Nxt and a decentralized solution for voting.  :)
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2016, 07:53:38 pm »

Riker,

Thanks for the advice.. I will take a stab at your suggestions along with what Devin suggested, and let you know if I hit any snags.

Eric
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2016, 07:07:10 pm »

If this project on track? June 7 is in a little bit more than 2 weeks. I ask because I think this project is very interesting.

Will the beta test take place on main net or test net?
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