The discussion forum is the place for open discussion on the proposals, so yes, people will influence others decisions. People will lobby for their side of the argument on whether to vote yes or no to any proposal.
The Sybil attack in computer security is an attack wherein a reputation system is subverted by forging identities in peer-to-peer networks.
Our human identity authentication and homomorphic encryption protocol will prevent people from forging identities because you have to be an individual human being. It is very difficult if not impossible to use software alone to pretend to be hundreds of human beings with unique Irises.
A person with a million BOS could divide their BOScoin into individual wallets, and then give control of those funds to people, who would then vote together either for or against a proposal, but that is alot of money to trust to a third party to gain 1 more Vote, and with our system, we are attempting to have many voters, so the weight of that 1 votes become very small, at a huge cost to the person who owns the BOS. Also, because we have the Iris information, and that isn’t being changed, the congress can ban individual humans from the network if they are bad actors. You aren’t changing an email address or IP address to bypass our security.
The developers and ARIST are working on our human identity authentication protocol, and these are Masters and PhD level researchers, and not a couple of undergrads working out of their garage. No system is 100% effective, but we can make it very difficult to game our voting protocol, and if caught make it very costly to the person(s) attempting to vote multiple times.