Electronic Voting Fraud in India

The mainstream media is all over this news. Social media feeds are jammed with biased posts like this.

Source: Twitter (@AAPlogical)

But what is it all about?

Source: Twitter (@gsurya)

Don’t worry Suryanarayan Ganesh. Dr. Subramanian Swamy will do that for us.

Source: YouTube(Title: Subramanian Swamy on Electronic Voting Machine Tampering — IndiaWires, Channel: Dr. Subramanian Swamy)

But this is not something new.

It happened in Gujarat in 2010.

Source: India Today
Source: India Today

It happened in Assam in 2014.

`Source: Times of India

On the other side of this world, countries like Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, France and Italy have banned the use of EVMs.

Source: The Blaze

Dumping Electronic Voting Machines and Going Back to Paper? Why?

A team of researchers from Netindia (P) Ltd., Hyderabad and The University of Michigan did a study on Electronic Voting Machines and published a research paper on it.

Source: indiaevm.org

And this happened.

Source: Twitter (@ms_rana)

Twitter is not credible news. I know.


Read the last line. The statement by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu. It confirms that Hari K Prasad was jailed.

There is another research paper by ACM to prove the point.

Source: Communications of the ACM (Paper: Small vote manipulations can swing elections)

And here’s an experiment demonstrating the process.

Is there a solution?

Yes. EVM with paper trail.

Co-incidentally, Dr. Subramanian Swamy, the one who explained the process deserves the credit.

Dr. Subramanium Swamy with full preparation and evidence filed the cases in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. Supreme Court of India took note and on October 8th 2013 delivered judgment against EVMs in India.

Here is what the Supreme Court judgement concluded:

Source: Supreme Court Judgement( Dr. Subramanian Swamy vs. Election Commission of India)

I’ll conclude this article quoting an excerpt from German Constitutional Court’s judgement banning EVM.

Source: German Constitutional Court Judgement

Public faith and trust in the electoral system is of paramount importance. It must not be allowed to be shaken.

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