Did you know that you can vote on your Apple iPhone? Of course, you can choose which artist you think should win The voice or american idol. However, we don’t think Apple CEO Tim Cook had this in mind when he spoke on Kara Swisher’s podcast about allowing Americans to vote on their iOS phones.
We can understand why Cook would bring this idea up now. With Georgia’s new electoral law designed to reduce the number of people who vote in an election, the ability for Americans to vote on their mobile devices could have the opposite effect, making voting more accessible to all. During the podcast, Cook made it clear that this is what he has in mind.
Tim Cook wants to allow Americans to vote on their iPhones
Of course, Cook’s idea was quickly shot down by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. LaRose, a Republican, has responded to the Apple CEO’s suggestion, calling it “absurd”. La Rose also felt compelled to shoot Cook.
LaRose also pointed out that “you have to have the technological expertise to get it right, and that may exist at some point in the near future, but it’s more complicated than people think.” With all the things we can do with our phones these days, it doesn’t sound absurd at all to vote for President with an iPhone.