E-voting by email in the US Army

Further to my earlier entry that suggested that there might be email e-voting in this year's US presidential election. Slashdot has more on this story citing a New York Times oped piece on the matter which asserts that fax and email will both be allowable methods of returning votes from abroad.

Not only is e-voting by fax or email totally insecure but it completely undermines the secrecy of the ballot. How it can be legal for this to happen I'm not sure. It is also interesting to think what kind of conspiracy theory you can brew when one considers Republican ties to the military… hmm.