Making Lanigan’s Ball out of a political coin toss

Making Lanigan’s Ball out of a political coin toss

With nothing in writing, the rotating-minister deal between Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and Seán Canney may not have stood up in court

The political world is awash with concerns about Russian online interference with western elections and foreign donors seeking to sway the result of the referendum through online ads. A lot of technical and intelligence expertise is being devoted to protecting electoral systems from electronic interference. However, one fail-safe method of protecting your political system from this sort of cyber-activity is to base it on the toss of a coin, a purely mechanical process that is, by its nature, impossible to hack into from abroad.

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