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US official calls Cook's idea to vote on iPhone 'preposterous'

Added 04-07-21 06:11:02pm EST - “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."” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “US official calls Cook's idea to vote on iPhone 'preposterous' | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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."

Following the passage of a controversial voting law in Georgia, Tim Cook weighed in by saying technology could be the answer to making voting easier. In an interview with The New York Times, he suggested that smartphones could be a solution to voting rights issues.

But LaRose, Ohio's chief election officer, said he "aggressively" opposes that idea. "Not on my watch. Not in Ohio," he told FOX Business.

"I think this is a classic example of one of these, kind of, elites, thinking they have a simple solution to a complex problem," the Ohio state secretary said.

As far as why, LaRose laid out a few reasons. He said that a certain degree of technological competence is required. Although he admitted that the technology could exist in the near future, it would be "more complicated than people realize."

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