CEO of Apple Tim Cook has a big idea that could make our future elections disastrous.
In an interview with the New York Times, Tim Cook suggested that he would feel very comfortable with voting from an iPhone and even went on to say he dreams of one day of voting from his iPhone.
Cook was also quoted saying “I think we’re probably all having the wrong conversation on voting rights. We should be talking about using technology.”.
Hopefully voting on an iPhone will stay in Tim Cook’s dream and never be made into reality.
Tim Cook wants Americans to be able to vote on their iPhones https://t.co/TPjYUWK93U
— Business Insider Tech (@BITech) April 5, 2021
Tim Cook is a smart guy. But he has no expertise in elections/election security. Employing that old saw that if we can bank on our phones we should be able to vote on our phones exhibits ignorance about critical diff between online banking & online voting. https://t.co/95BFp7a5Lq
— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) April 6, 2021
— Rachel Goodman (@rachelegoodman1) April 6, 2021
Business Insider covered Cook’s dangerous idea:
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 asked if 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?”
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. “I think we’re probably all having the wrong conversation on voting rights. We should be talking about using technology.”
Incorporating updated technology — like iPhones — in the voting process could expand the reach and accessibility of voting to more Americans, he argued.
Just a few days after Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Americans should be able to vote on an iPhone, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous." https://t.co/20cOcX56AQ pic.twitter.com/JI86TcolZP
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) April 7, 2021
Tim Cooks’s comments didn’t go unnoticed, Ohio’s Secretary of State called Cook’s idea preposterous.
Fox Business added more to the story:
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he “aggressively” opposes Americans casting ballots via their mobile devices, after Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested this week that voters should be able to vote on iPhones.
During an exclusive interview with FOX Business, LaRose, Ohio’s chief elections officer, slammed the idea as “preposterous.”
“Not on my watch. Not in Ohio,” LaRose said Wednesday. “I think this is a classic example of one of these, kind of, elites, thinking they have a simple solution to a complex problem.”
Cook made the suggestion this week during an interview with The New York Times, calling America’s voting infrastructure “pretty arcane.”
Imagine how much more voting fraud would take place if we only could use phones to vote.
Nobody trusts big tech already, so why would we want them to be in charge of our elections?