Tim Cook wants Americans to be able to vote on their iPhones

Tim Cook wants Americans to be able to vote on their iPhones
Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies (remotely) to the House Judiciary Committee in 2020. C-SPAN3 video, YouTube

[Ed. – Why not just cast ballots for the Democratic candidate on behalf of every American by default? Then if a person chooses otherwise, he gets to go through mountains of bureaucracy to change his vote.]

Would you feel comfortable voting via iPhone?

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that concept in a new interview with The New York Times, published just days after Cook joined a growing coalition of business leaders who criticized a restrictive new Georgia voting law.

“I would dream of that, because I think that’s where we live,” Cook said when Swisher asked if the tech would be the answer to some modern voting issues, like fraud. “We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones. We have more information on a phone about us than is in our houses. And so why not?”

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America’s voting systems are notoriously low-tech, which stands in glaring contrast to modern systems of banking, commerce, and healthcare.

“It’s pretty arcane,” Cook said of America’s voting apparatus.

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