Keywords: Candidate competence, Voter competence
Neither Republicans or Democrats have a lock on technical ignorance. I loved the term “staggering ignorance” in a December 2015 article on Venture Beat. “Loved” in terms of being vivid and accurate; not in terms of it being good that the candidates are so ignorant.
This issue of encryption isn’t tech versus security. It’s a case of people that understand versus those that don’t.
Maybe candidates for Leader of the Free World should have to pass an PAT (Presidential Aptitude Test) before they can run.