Former Gov. Brewer “loses” first election in 35 years with dubious results; AZ State Treasurer demands recount
NEW YORK, NY – Disputed results due to technical malfunctions at Saturday’s Arizona GOP State Convention further undermines public confidence in the fairness of the Republican nominating contest, as former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she was cheated out of the contest and the Arizona State Treasurer demands a recount of the results.
The AP reports, “Former Gov. Jan Brewer, losing her first election in 35 years, angrily yelled ‘I got cheated, I got cheated,’ as the results became known,” the latest in a string of high-profile disputes ranging from the purge of over 100,000 voters from New York’s rolls, to the repeated delegate ballot shenanigans at state party conventions across America.
In Manhattan, meanwhile, Saturday’s New York Libertarian Party’s nominating convention for US senate candidates and party officials were conducted in an orderly and smooth manner – thanks to the new ‘Blockchain’ voting verification system deployed there.
The blockchain protocols – having gained trust from leading global financial institutions and governments – have proven that same reliability for election-related data. The disruptive innovation facilitates the creation of publicly viewable, time-stamped, signed records that are virtually impossible to alter or delete. From precinct reporting to individual ballots, all election data is permanently recorded in a public blockchain ledger.
“Had blockchain been used at any of the election functions so far, it would have saved a pile of taxpayer dollars, disallowed cheating and manipulation, and maintained whatever public trust the system still had,” said Nick Spanos, CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp.
Blockchain was used last month at the Texas State Libertarian Convention (public Blockchain results of which can be found here), and the Maine State Senate is set to consider legislation allowing the implementation of it in state elections.
Blockchain Technologies Corp. is based in New York, NY. They bring sorely-needed technology and increased transparency to the election process. The company has filed a non-provisional utility patent on their blockchain voting systems.