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The Logistics of the US Election

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Adam Dickinson (2 days ago)
Tom Scott did an incredible video on how electronic voting is a bad idea. It's well worth a watch: https://youtu.be/LkH2r-sNjQs
Charles J. Brainard (4 days ago)
And here's a short list that renders most of your points invalid (like what happens to so many people's votes); The Electoral system? Gerrymandering? "Super" Delegates? Debates only two party? Money controlling/deciding elections? Some outdated voting machines running Windows XP? Need ranked choice voting system? Need paper ballots? Provisional ballot fraud? Repub backed Interstate Crosscheck deleting legitimate voters? Voter suppression by lack of voting machines in lower income areas? Unverifiable proprietary voting machine software? DNC/RNC rigging?
Rohan Kurup (6 days ago)
This dude has almost the same voice as Half as Interesting
Rohan Kurup (4 days ago)
@Joshua Kim oh wow, really? I should have made a joke about that
Joshua Kim (4 days ago)
He's the same person lmao
b3108 (7 days ago)
@4:25 Post-Kobe Bryant’s passing, are helicopters still feasible in getting LA votes to the counting place?
Joshua Kim (4 days ago)
Yes but flying helicopters are weather permitting. This one had have broken the rules in the morning of too many fogs that even had to ground police helicopters.
Kevin Bennett (7 days ago)
You didn't mention the huge job of mopping up all the liberal tears in 2016 and soon to be in 2020.
floresgt3 (9 days ago)
Bernie sanders 2020 baby. For the people
mehpare firat (14 days ago)
socia list
K. Chris Caldwell (14 days ago)
After all of the _"candidates"_ are all bought and paid for, the people are permitted to select their favorite so they are fooled in to thinking they made a difference and their _"vote counts."_ That aside, one vote cannot possibly mitigate the myriad of crimes the US Tyranny, from local on up, daily perpetrates against the people. What'd I win?!
Dizzle Tron (19 days ago)
The mother -- who's eyes, clitoris, and larynx have already long been removed, and her vagina sewn shut -- is ritually devoured by the speaker of the house and president pro tem, who then rip the baby out of her womb and declare it President-King.
Nick Rajaie (20 days ago)
Tbh just make a massive kahoot
No Name (26 days ago)
humans can be hacked too, with money
aaronl19 (26 days ago)
You forgot to mention that the states have the vote, and they can vote any way they want
GuildBankLooter (1 month ago)
Trump 2020
David Cecil (1 month ago)
Y'all know it's gonna be #Trump2020!
QuarioQuario54321 (1 month ago)
The helicopter could be shot down
Top Rank AUDIOBOOKS PLUS (1 month ago)
Glad you kept this unbiased cause that’s really hard to find these days.
Bauxness (1 month ago)
Tulsi 2020
todkapuz (1 month ago)
now if we could stop it from being 4 years and shrink it to 1 year prior to the election... so tired of election junk years in advance.
DasRandomMan (1 month ago)
Indy Pendant Independent
zyxw vut (1 month ago)
_"The U.S. Presidential election, being of course the official method for determining who is in charge of the airplane often called Air Force One."_
Harsh Adukia (1 month ago)
Indian Elections ?
Shadow Heart (1 month ago)
Use LastPass instead of Dashlane. They are exactly the same but the former is free.
Prateek (1 month ago)
can you do a logistics of the Indian Election?
Gee Kay (1 month ago)
Hi can you make a video about the Indian general elections
Coal Miner (1 month ago)
The next American president? That won't happen until 2024.
Special-K (1 month ago)
This is stupid that Alaska gets to see the result and can still vote, in Canada, every voting poll close at the same time like if they where in the same time zone.
Vilmar Moccelin (1 month ago)
Brazil uses a simple offline machine in all the elections for a long time (1996), and despite some "crying" of people that don't trust the system (including the actual president) never a proof of failure or breach was demonstrated or even the results was questioned in a meaningful way by any party or candidate... People with 40 yo or less usually never voted on paper around here! In the paper time you can ask and hear undisputable histories about fraud, like, for exemple, one of my mother that said that her candidate in the municipal elections don't have any votes in her electoral zone... If she voted how the candidate don't have any vote? And when she tell the candidate he wasn't surprised...
SlovesL (1 month ago)
Voter ID should be required.
Craig Morgan (1 month ago)
I was unsubscribed from this channel and half as interesting by YouTube
Navneeth Ballal (1 month ago)
Please do a video on the logistics of an Indian election.
Version Kinda (1 month ago)
2:28 US Presidential Election uses Hindi!
Philip Kuo (1 month ago)
China saves money by simply not allowing democracy. That's big brain time.
Mario Stinger (1 month ago)
Canada a lot more democratic and organise. We need 60 minutes after the poll close.
_Nur Alifa _ (1 month ago)
ah..I voted for Danny Devito
nikkalick (1 month ago)
Can y’all explain how the electoral college works? I still don’t understand how someone who wins the vote of the people can still lose the race because of electorate votes 😅
X-90 (1 month ago)
1:26 Nice Nice Nice
Clyde D'souza (1 month ago)
Wendover productions - *The Logistics of the US Election* India be like - Hold my Lok Sabha Election
BioCapsule (1 month ago)
Aside from their election needing serious reforms, they need to stop using electronic voting, not just because it is not secure but also because it is impractical. While they have turn election into an obscene industry itself, election is generally done every 4 years. So it is impractical to maintain, update, upgrade electronics you only use once or twice every 4 years, where pen and paper can do a much better job. The only countries that frankly qualify for an electronic voting system are countries that have already had most of their governmental system digitized. They would already have an existing network that is constantly being maintain, update, upgrade with constant security.
Steve DeSantis (1 month ago)
Yang Gang!!!!!!
Christopher Billman (1 month ago)
No mention of the electoral college or the fact that the actual vote to elect the president is done over a month later.
Mateusz Hodera (1 month ago)
Everytime I come here there's this thought I can't shake - Bendover Productions would make a great porn channel name.
Shiben Chakravorty (1 month ago)
That was a very boring video
Jose Rodriguez (1 month ago)
TL;DR: Alaska's vote is useless.
Naoufal Takroumt (1 month ago)
0:43 - 0:52 this sums up how America can be misleading
1000 Sub Goal With Little Videos (1 month ago)
I wendover how he will fit bricks in this video.
Anacharsis Sarantz-Keller (1 month ago)
america making things unnecessarily complicated
Shashank Gupta (1 month ago)
Read about how India the biggest democracy of the world conducts it's election. Your mind will literally be blown by the mammoth scale at which it's done.
Connor Hecht (1 month ago)
You should do a video on the logistics for a movie being filmed. Like how they move all the actors and equipment across the world.
Ranman242 (1 month ago)
He did a video about Endgame.
Jeffrey Zhang (1 month ago)
See, airplanes move immigrants into the country, who then become citizens, who then vote in the next elections.
VezzyVex (1 month ago)
Do the logistics of the U.S census no clue how they calculate how many people live in this country.
americanv8ss (1 month ago)
please learn how to normalize volume levels
Lore V (1 month ago)
Love the label: “the clock” 2:07
Markus Mechner (1 month ago)
doesn't matter how you count the votes as long as democrats don't win
Dag-Erling Smørgrav (1 month ago)
Handwritten ballots are not a secure election method as they may allow someone with access to the ballots (including poll workers and election observers) to tie a particular ballot to a particular voter, which makes vote buying possible. The most secure method is the French system of preprinted ballots placed in an envelope which is dropped into a transparent ballot box. Any identifying mark (even a fold or tear or dog-ear) on the ballot or the envelope invalidates the ballot.
Gus the Prankster (1 month ago)
Who do you support?
gustang (1 month ago)
@Gus the Prankster Be careful not to vote for Andrew Yin by accident, he wants to install the Totalitarian Dividend which would take 1000 dollars from you every month.
Gus the Prankster (1 month ago)
Andrew Yang
cerealk53 (1 month ago)
So, they report the results in the east before closing in the west? That doesnt sound right...
Sai Skanda (1 month ago)
Lolz this is small compared to what happens in India
fjooyou (1 month ago)
3:33 I'd vote for Dan Carlin and Vice President Ben!
andyofyork (1 month ago)
I am definitely voting in favor of ballot measure 1138
Arete (1 month ago)
Skip ads: 00:08
The Studying Erudite (1 month ago)
Legalization of dueling in one and of cloning in the other
Kunwoo Dodd (1 month ago)
"Is electronic voting a good idea?" Ludites: "No" Tech enthusiasts: "Yes" IT professionals: "HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!"
TheSamoloot (1 month ago)
4:07 Polska Policja pozdrawia :)
H T (1 month ago)
Go to back to paper ballots,
Gabe B (1 month ago)
Not "hundreds of millions" of voters, but one (1) hundred million plus a few tens of millions
MOHD DANISH (2 months ago)
Logistics of US election ... While we INDIAN ...hahaha INDIA has 900 million voter and we use Electronic Voting Machines .. It take 2 months to conduct election in INDIA with very less error ...
Erick Barbosa (2 months ago)
Brazil has a 100% electronic system and never had a fraud
Matthew M (1 month ago)
Surely you don't believe that, right? Brazil is one of the most corrupt first world countries...
Bevan Ellis (2 months ago)
Nobody: Me: He's gonna fit in planes somehow Wendover: the most you get is 6 seconds about a helicopter Me:
dafff08 (2 months ago)
theres one, yet the most important aspect missing. electoral college.
Andrew Yang's Hologram (2 months ago)
Y A N G A A N N G A N G
Jafah (1 month ago)
Jewdo Master This sick
TrueBlueKangaroo (2 months ago)
Has anyone one else that has been watching for years ever got wendover and hai mixed up because of the voice of the narrators?
TheYackass (2 months ago)
India : next time try to organize an election for 900 million people 😁
tinmuv (2 months ago)
Wait, so the news agencies (and the entire country) are so confident in the polling and sampling that the whole nation (for a couple days at least) just takes their word for it? Has there ever been a case of them making the wrong call?
anomie nous (2 months ago)
Wendover: 'electronic voting is _arguably_ the least secure' Grey: doesn't actually have a nose to push his glasses up
Aamir Chhapra (2 months ago)
Next: logistics of the indian election
Rosy Avg Consumer (2 months ago)
Why do you sound like the guy from Half as Interesting?
theoriginalshew (2 months ago)
No wonder voter turnout is low, they fucking close at 6pm. A lot of people don't work 9-5,and even then it's not like their local voting place is close to their work so by the time they can get there it's probably already over.
thatsrightjay (2 months ago)
In my state we have to place our votes on computers running windows 2000, an operating system that hasn’t received a single security update in 14 years, giving me exactly zero faith in my vote going through without someone modifying it later.
Aayan Agarwal (2 months ago)
What about Indian elections ?
YouTube-Kanal (2 months ago)
Electronic voting: Tom Scott pressed dislike.
Unbearable (2 months ago)
No airplanes?
Leonard Erasmus (2 months ago)
after 2016 does anyone trust polls at all?
Matthew M (1 month ago)
They were relatively accurate if you know what polls actually say.
Michael Saccavino (2 months ago)
Bernie or Bust
Dennis D'Menace (2 months ago)
I wonder how voter id fits into this.
Zulharriansyah Syamsul (2 months ago)
I just like the same like indonesian election when the offcial result almost take a month we call that real count, and exit poll use by media and sample using statistic collect by statistic firm we call it quick count, and has margin of error almost 2% it happen like 2014 election couple survey firm said prabowo win election but most survey firm said jokowi win the election
Flame (2 months ago)
Wendover: Electronic voting is a bad idea China: Voting is a bad idea
MOHD DANISH (2 months ago)
While INDIA hold my Electronic Voting Machine ...
rpierce62 (2 months ago)
Great breakdown but you forgot the key process of Russia manipulating all the processes. LOL! Oh, that is just CNN's election process.
This ain’t it Chief (2 months ago)
3:51 in that scene filmed of voters you can spot an Antifa member, he has the Antifa symbol of the arrows pointing downwards on his hoody.
Yourie Favre (2 months ago)
Legalisation of more airplanes in his videos. [X] For [ ] Against
Scott Franco (2 months ago)
The answer is: internet/web voting. https is already more secure than voting machines, encrypted and secure. We can give voters one time certificates that can only be used once, can be verified by additional data provided by the user, etc. At the end of the day a voter would have to actually give away their right to place that vote, which is an individual decision. Such a system would be more secure, save huge amounts of money, eliminate fraud, and increase voter turnout due to not having to attend in person.
Mujahid Syed (2 months ago)
3:17 "Charlie Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Sheen" hmmmm...........tough choice.
Jordan Foster (2 months ago)
The names on the ballot @ 3:33 lol
CrazyJayBe (2 months ago)
3:16 If ballots had these names on them, I'd seriously start voting again
Frank Cunha III (2 months ago)
Would love one on the electroral college
Akshat Kaushik (2 months ago)
Please do a video on Indian general election
NightDocs (2 months ago)
Hundreds of millions will vote? That’s optimistic
mybrickhead (2 months ago)
Battle of Athens, Tennessee
Alessio Punzi (2 months ago)
Libby Terian for president!
Matthew Goodman (2 months ago)
3:41 Dan Carlin on the ballot?
xsimplyunreal (2 months ago)
*Russia Liked this video*