As seen on Digg: Outsourcing Democracy - How to Rig an Election for Fun and Profit. New Orleans is picking city planners for rebuilding through an online poll accessible by anyone with an email address. This is wrong in so many ways. It's trivially easy to vote even if you're dead and live in Chicago, which is bad enough. More to the point of New Orleans, it's really hard to vote if all you have is a cell phone and a FEMA trailer, and that's too many people right now.
More details and commentary at Think New Orleans.