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  • Buying Used Voting Machines on eBay

    11/15/2018 3:58:54 PM PST · by hadit2here · 7 replies
    Schneier on Security ^ | 11/1/2018 | Bruce Schneier
    Buying Used Voting Machines on eBay This is not surprising: This year, I bought two more machines to see if security had improved. To my dismay, I discovered that the newer model machines -- those that were used in the 2016 election -- are running Windows CE and have USB ports, along with other components, that make them even easier to exploit than the older ones. Our voting machines, billed as "next generation," and still in use today, are worse than they were before­ -- dispersed, disorganized, and susceptible to manipulation. Cory Doctorow's comment is correct:
  • Hackers Find Security Flaws in Some Voting Machines

    11/07/2016 10:37:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 7, 2016 | Jennifer Schlesinger, CNBC
    Security researchers have found vulnerabilities with the machines some Americans will use to vote. The news comes in a hotly contested election cycle where hacked emails are being deployed furiously in an attempt to sway public opinion. Meanwhile, hackers have already tried to breach election systems in more than 20 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security. According to experts, the people doing the hacking may not have to try hard. "The machines themselves physically have been shown to be very vulnerable," Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, a Maryland based cybersecurity company, told CNBC's "On the...
  • Fraction Magic Video - (Massive Vote Fraud expose' just released

    10/31/2016 10:56:24 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 47 replies
    Black box voting ^ | 10/31/2016 | Bev Harris
    Fraction Magic Video - (Massive Vote Fraud Must see: Fraction Magic Video By Bev Harris  A real-time demo of the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found, with context and explanation. Demonstration uses a real voting system and real vote databases and takes place in seconds across multiple jurisdictions.   Over 5000 subcontractors and middlemen have the access to perform this for any or all clients. It can give contract signing authority to whoever the… Read More October 31, 2016
  • White House Petition To Remove ‘Soros-Owned Voting Machines’ Rockets Past Signature Goal

    10/29/2016 9:41:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/2016 | PHILLIP STUCKY
    The White House petition to ban “George Soros owned voting machines” reached well over the required 100,000 signatures to obtain a response from President Barack Obama. The petition reached the signatures within six days of being published, far ahead of the November 20th deadline. According to the official White House petition website, the petition is now in a “queue” that will be reviewed by the White House. “When the White House responds, everyone who has signed the petition will get email from the White House to let you know that we’ve reviewed and responded to the petition,” the website states....
  • Concern Grows Over Soros-linked Voting Machines

    10/24/2016 10:28:22 PM PDT · by MrChips · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10/24/2016 | Edmund Kozak
    The U.K.-based Smartmatic company posted a flow-chart on its website that it had provided voting machines for 16 states, including important battleground states like Florida and Arizona. Smartmatic Chairman Mark Malloch-Brown is a former U.N. official and sits on the board of Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Since the story first broke, the flow-chart has disappeared from Smartmatic’s website, raising further questions about the real status of the Soros-tied voting equipment and whether it is truly being deployed in U.S. elections.
  • ‘Calibration Error’ Changes GOP Votes To Dem in Illinois County

    10/22/2016 12:55:35 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2016
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” He notified the election judge at his polling place and...
  • Fairfax Co., Virginia rolls out ‘completely secure’ new voting machines

    09/19/2016 7:35:01 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 27 replies
    WTOP ^ | September 19, 2016 | Max Smith
    FAIRFAX, Va. — With in-person voting for the presidential election starting Friday in Virginia, election officials who will be counting the most votes in the commonwealth say new systems there should allay concerns about hacking. Voters in Fairfax County will first fill out paper ballots and then feed those paper forms into scanners that actually tally the votes — and drop the paper ballots into a bin that is locked and sealed as a record. “This is a completely secure system that never has any connection to the internet,” said Fairfax County Registrar Cameron Sasnett, who provided reporters with a...
  • Australia Post details plan to use blockchain for voting (Stop Electronic Vote Fraud)

    09/11/2016 11:47:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 103 replies
    ZDNet ^ | August 22, 2016 | Chris Duckett
    "Postal service wants to begin with small corporate and civic elections before ramping up to handle a full parliamentary election." Australia Post is looking to move into the business of running elections, and plans to use the blockchain as a central pillar of its plan. In a submission to the Victorian Electoral Matters Committee, the government-owned postal service said community expectations were driving the push towards digital voting, and it would be looking to put its prior work with blockchain to use. "The emergence of crypto currencies on the technology known as blockchain have highlighted opportunities to repurpose that technology...
  • FBI Director Comey: Russia Can’t Hack U.S. Election System Because It’s So ‘Clunky’

    09/09/2016 2:13:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 9/9/16 | Eric Lieberman
    “The beauty of the American voting system is that it is dispersed among the 50 states, and it is clunky as heck,’’ Comey said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “A lot of people have found that challenging over the years, but the beauty of that is it’s not exactly a swift part of the internet of things, and so it is hard for an actor to reach our voting process.’’
  • Carville: "Possible" To Rig Voting Machine For 100 Votes

    09/07/2016 9:56:06 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 7, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Democratic operative James Carville rips Donald Trump and his supporters for suggesting the presidential election will be rigged. Carville called such claims "a fundamental attack on the country itself" on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe. However, Carville conceded it is "possible" to "rig a voting machine to get a 100 votes here or a 100 votes there."
  • Security Consultants Demonstrate That It’s Easy To Hack Voting Machines

    08/15/2016 4:06:19 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 23 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | August 14, 2016 | Don Crothers
    Security consultants have been demonstrating that it’s simple and affordable to hack voting machines recently. Cyber security firms like Symantec and Crowdstrike have confirmed that hacking a voting machine is a fairly simple process, costing about $15 online and requiring only moderate knowledge. “I can insert it, and then it resets the card, and now I’m able to vote again,” Symantec researcher Brian Varner told CBS News. The hacker doesn’t even need to leave the voting booth – and monitoring the actions of someone casting a vote is illegal, to preserve the voter’s right to cast a secret ballot. Crowdstrike...
  • Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News

    08/10/2016 8:58:19 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/10/2016 | CBS staff
    Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News Concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election. Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process." Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic...
  • Exclusive-Roger Stone: Don't Trust The Voting Machines

    08/08/2016 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | August 8, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    There is serious concern about voter fraud and the manipulation of voting machines in the upcoming presidential election, Donald Trump’s longtime confident Roger Stone stated.
  • How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes

    08/05/2016 10:04:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    politico ^ | August 05, 2016 | Ben Wofford
    Electronic voting machines—particularly a design called Direct Recording Electronic, or DRE’s—took off in 2002, in the wake of Bush v. Gore. For the ensuing 15 years, Appel and his colleagues have deployed every manner of stunt to convince the public that the system is pervasively unsecure and vulnerable.
  • Man Tries to Vote for Republican Candidate on Voting Machine, But This Happened

    11/04/2014 12:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    While polling data makes it appear pro-life Republicans will take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, whether votes cast on Election Day line up with those polls in another question. And one of the worries some pro-life voters have is whether illegal voting will prevent pro-life candidates from winning. virginiaIn Virginia, early reports are showing that some voters may be having problems getting votes registered properly for the candidates they support. One news report indicates voters have experienced voting errors — including voters who say votes for a Republican candidate have been registered for his Democrat opponent. According to a...
  • ‘Calibration issue’ pops up on Maryland voting machines

    10/27/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-27-14 | Kenric Ward
    Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. “This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week. Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said...
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies ^ | 10/22/2014
    Dem in Illinois county Published October 22, 2014 Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat

    10/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said...

    03/20/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by txhurl · 29 replies
    Claims of voting machine irregularities have been made to county election officials in two Democrat Primaries in Hidalgo and El Paso Counties following the 2014 Joint Primary Election. In Hidalgo County, The McAllen Monitor reports that at least twelve candidates from the March 4th Democrat Primary to the County Commissioners’ Court have requested the County launch a forensic audit of the voting machines used in the election. In one of the letters obtained by Breitbart Texas dated March 12th, it was alleged, “…that numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies have appeared in our analysis of each candidate’s races. We therefore ask that...

    03/16/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by drypowder · 17 replies
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ^ | 12 December 2013 | Bev Harris
    Bev Harris is an American writer, activist, and founder of Black Box Voting Inc., a national nonpartisan, nonprofit elections watchdog group. She helped popularize the term Black Box Voting, while authoring a book of that title. Original investigative work by Harris has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, and NBC, as well as by the Associated Press, NPR, and many other mainstream news outlets.[citation needed] Contents [hide] 1 Diebold Investigation 2 Hacking Democracy 3 Other investigations 4 Diebold lawsuit 5 VoteHERE investigation 6 References Diebold Investigation[edit] In 2003, she...