‘Digital republic’ like Estonia may be everyone’s future

Oct. 8 (UPI) — People around the globe have been watching the buildup to the U.S. election with disbelief. Particularly confusing to many is the furor over postal ballots, which the U.S. president, Donald Trump is insisting will lead to large-scale voter fraud — despite a complete lack of evidence to back this. And yet this issue has become a central feature of the debate.

Citizens of Estonia, a small nation in Baltic region, will perhaps be particularly perplexed: Since 2005, Estonians have been able vote online, from anywhere in the world. Estonians log on with their digital ID card and vote as many times as they want during the pre-voting period, with each vote cancelling the last. This unique technological solution has safeguarded Estonian voters against fraud, use of force and other manipulations of remote voting that many American voters are apprehensive about in the 2020 U.S. election.

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