- Oct 18, 2009
I think just about all the voting machines have been shown to be hackable (I know some time back they had a hacking competition even and I think every single one got cracked).
A cybersecurity exercise highlights both new and unaddressed vulnerabilities riddling US election systems.www.motherjones.com
That's not to say it absolutely happened, let alone on the scale it'd have to have happened for the nonsensical claims about the 2020 election by white supremacists, but anyone acting like there's no security issues at all with US elections is being delusional as well.
Honestly it feels like this is a lot of work when a simpler, easier, setup would also enable a system for verification that would be more agreeable to average people. Make it easy to vote, and then just give clear "thank you for voting, this is how your vote was tallied, please check and confirm". Maybe give a small incentive to participate (but something that wouldn't make people willing to forfeit it either so people aren't going to just sell their vote or something). Maybe like a national lottery where you vote, get a ticket, and then they pick numbers and you win various prizes (nothing too crazy - so no hundreds of million dollar single payout; and also things that wouldn't benefit just a single person, so maybe higher prizes would be that you'd win your student loan debt paid off, or get extra tax credits, things that would be completely tied to you and that basically other people couldn't really benefit from even if you were willing to sell your vote but that would be worth enough that people aren't going to vote a certain way in exchange for a fairly small sum).
Interesting read, but I have a couple of questions.
First, that Dominion machine they tested sure isn't like anything I voted on. That pictured machine in that report looks like the torture machine from Star Wars. Mine was a two piece affair....nothing as large as that monstrosity.
Second, where does the fraud happen? After the printout is generated from the polling booth machine, before it's counted? But that suggests the person voting never looks at what's in their hand and never reads what's printed...a far fetched idea.
After the vote's tabulated/counted (when it's introduced into the tabulation machine, which looks a lot like a printer....)? But then the printed paper ballots wouldn't match what the machine says when a hand count is done, and GA did at least TWO hand counts, one a complete audit of the presidential voting.
So how does it happen? I read a lot of screwdrivers, CF cards, undetectable/unknowable alterations of votes in that report....just want to know when/where in the chain it happens?