Last updated on: 6/8/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

John R. Lott, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“It is remarkable that paper records with their history are now held up as the gold standard…Suppose that voters are given a chance to double check their electronic ballots and signal whether they are correct. If incorrect, the machine prints out a statement voiding the original receipt, and voters are allowed to vote again. If the programming fraud is rampant, as critics claim, a machine could simply void the paper record after the voter has left and then print out a new receipt.”

“Hacker Hysteria,” Washington Times, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Resident Scholar on voting and legislative behavior, gun control, and crime at American Enterprise Institute, 2001-2003
  • Served as Statistical Expert for the minority report produced by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the Florida 2000 Presidential election
  • Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Public Hearing on the “Help America Vote Act of 2001,” Dec. 5, 2001
  • Senior Research Scholar, Yale University School of Law,1999-2001
  • John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow, University of Chicago School of Law, 1995-1999
  • Duncan Black Award for Best Public Choice Paper, Public Choice Society, 1992
  • Chief Economist, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1988-1989
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984
  • MA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982
  • BA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Electronic Voting Systems Vulnerable to Hacking?