The EC is the independent authority regarding the election process in the country and they have categorically rejected the allegations of opposition about the malfunctioning/malpractices by the ruling parties with the EVMs. The election has just started and only the 1st phase of the general elections has been completed. Let's wait for the result and then things will be clearer about who is responsible for what. There is no point in bringing allegations if that cannot be proved.
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Surely, the opposition parties would blame the EVMs if they lose the election and EC will ignore it.
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Whenever our candidate wins we say that EVMs are accurate but when the other party wins we start doubting their efficacy.
It happens in many other areas of our lives also. For exams if our son is selected in an exam we say that he is meritorious and hard working and has got the success. At the same time if he fails we start doubting the selection procedure.
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So, during one hour the team show the complete procedure to all the parties. Once you have closed the EVM, you can cast any vote without showing the result.
So, there is no chance of hacking the EVM. We should understand that these are machines, sometimes we get errors, but the engineers are always available to sort out the problem.
We should thank the Election commission for awareness and conducting such a big election in India.
Honesty is the best policy.
The old system of the paper ballot would be far easier to manipulate than? the EVMs. Hence people who are keen to misuse and falsify the number of votes would prefer the paper ballot wherein with money and muscle power at the grassroot level, ballot boxes can be hijacked and altered. The EVMs are a different ball game, one can hack or tamper with a handful of machines but imagine this on a large scale, this would be a challenging task just to get the equipment and expert hackers to ensure a mass change.
Hence the issue of EVM problems or malfunction is more of a hue and cry rather than a real issue that would cost a party to win or lose.