I noticed a post that had been upvoted by someone who was a member of the political left. This person was using a throwaway account to ask a question regarding the "effectiveness" of her political movement in destroying new Voat user's lives. These people were not aware of the political affiliation of OP when responding.
Also see: OP's comment history.
I think with posts like this, it is clear that we need to block against the usage of "throwaway accounts" to evade potential damage and loss of ground for our userbase.
In order to do this, and also to avoid Tor users, I think an IP verification should be required in order to keep an account.
To do this, one should have to sign up for an account, and then receive an e-mail a couple of days, a few days, several days later, etc. in order to sign up. This will allow an IP check to occur, in order to verify the legitimacy of the user's account.
This also pushes out users who want to brigade the site.
Obviously a mass attack would have to occur to even get close to the level of security loss that exists right now. Which would be a huge energy expenditure.
We need to do something about the influx of destructive political accounts on this site. There are already many subverses that have been compromised by these types of users. Particularly subverses like "pics", "AskVoat", "gifs", etc. that allow a user to quickly pick up upvotes in order to make their account appear legitimate.