Electronic voting, which is far more open to manipulation and fraud than the current manual voting method, could become a reality for SA if the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill of 2020 — now being pushed through the public consultation process so quickly and quietly that few have any inkling of it — becomes law.

With its fear of electoral defeat mounting, the ANC is trying to conceal the mooted change among the many technical adjustments in the bill. This was tabled in parliament on September 23, while a brief call for comment was published on October 11 with a deadline of October 30, just three weeks later. Our objections have resulted in a last-minute extension of the deadline to November 6...

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