Thursday, March 16, 2006

Dual Netizenship

Online voting is still far from practical as a secure technology, yet simulations of this practice are widely propagated in Internet political culture.

At Israel Votes 2006, American (and Canadian) college students are being encouraged to vote in the upcoming Israeli election.

During the same week, Democrats are being urged to weigh in at another virtual polling booth in which they would ritually vote out George W. Bush, at least by petitioning for his censure. Almost 400,000 people have signed the online petition, which originated with New York's ImpeachPAC.

Ironically, according the New York Times, this "Call for Censure is a Rallying Cry to Bush's Base" and is generating its own e-mail petitions and calls to action.

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