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  • Top voting machine manufacturer urges Congress to make paper records required

    06/10/2019 2:34:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Maggie Miller
    The CEO of one of the top U.S. companies that manufactures voting machines called on Congress this week to pass legislation requiring the use of paper records for all voting systems, while pledging that his company would no longer sell machines without these records. Tom Burt, the CEO of Election Systems & Software (ES&S), wrote in an op-ed for Roll Call that the need to pass election security legislation to restore voter faith in elections is “essential to the future of America.” “If Congress can pass legislation that requires a paper record for every voter and establishes a mandated security...
  • E-voting will not be reintroduced, junior minister says [Ireland]

    12/27/2018 7:01:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/27/2018 | Harry McGee
    There is no prospect of electronic voting being reintroduced into Ireland in the short to medium term, the Government has confirmed. The Minister of State in charge of local government, John Paul Phelan, has said that far from representing progress, electronic voting can potentially undermine people’s confidence in the democratic process. “There is no prospect in the short to medium term of the chicken coops being taken out of retirement and used,” he said. Mr. Phelan was referring to the eventual fate of the voting machines that were purchased when then minister for the environment, Martin Cullen of Fianna Fáil,...
  • Violence Erupts as Arsonists Burn 7,000 Voting Machines 10 Days To DR Congo Election

    12/14/2018 3:20:36 AM PST · by piasa · 21 replies
    How Africa ^ | December 14, 2018 | PH
    Nearly 80 percent of the equipment for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, was destroyed when a fire ripped through a warehouse, as violence flared just 10 days before the vote. The blaze, which officials blamed on arson, was the latest drama of an increasingly tense election campaign ahead of the December 23 election when the country will choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila. Also Thursday, a teenager was shot dead in the central Kasai region as party faithful gathered ahead of a rally by Felix Tshisekedi of the UDPS, one of the leading opposition...
  • Are Voters Losing Confidence in the Integrity of Our Elections?

    11/25/2018 10:25:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | Julio Rivera
    The political climate in the United States has been perpetually explosive for what feels like generations. This sentiment was evident as voters went to the polls for the 2018 midterm election. As a result of this, the 2018 midterm had the highest voter turnout since 1914. Despite the passion exhibited by both parties this election, in the shadow looms a serious issue that can affect the very foundation of our democracy. That issue is the growing distrust in our election results.According to recent surveys, 31% of American voters have “not very much” or “no confidence at all” in our election...
  • Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security

    11/09/2018 8:51:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    CSpan ^ | October 22, 2018 | Kim Zetter
    Communicators with Kim Zetter Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security ahead of the November midterm elections. KIM ZETTER, YOU RECENTLY SENT A TWEET THAT SAID, I'VE BEEN WRITING A ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY FOR A DECADE, BUT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY I'VE WRITTEN ABOUT IT TO DATE. THERE IS A LINK TO YOUR STORY. WHAT IS THE CRUX OF YOUR ARTICLE? THE REASON WHERE WE ARE TODAY WITH INSECURE VOTING MACHINES AND THE THREAT FROM RUSSIAN HACKERS. THE REASON WE ARE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS BECAUSE OF DECISIONS MADE IN 2002....
  • Early voting ahead of midterms reveals vote-related problems

    11/02/2018 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2018
    Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country: Some Texas voters reported that balloting machines changed their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting. State officials said the problem was connected to Hart eSlate voting machines, which are used in about 30 percent of counties statewide. They said problems can occur when voters complete and submit ballots too quickly. The machines do not provide receipts, but voters see a...
  • Ariz. officials knew of issues with voting machines a day before Tuesday's primary

    08/28/2018 12:02:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Arizona officials knew on Monday about issues plaguing voting machines at certain polling locations, a day before the state's primary elections, according to the Associated Press. Polling sites across the state have faced technical difficulties throughout the day, as voters pick nominees for U.S. House and Senate seats, as well as state and local offices. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said at a press conference Tuesday morning that his office had been alerted to issues with voting equipment when troubleshooters were testing polling sites on Monday, The Arizona Republic reported. Fontes said a contractor was supposed to provide more than...
  • Hackers demonstrate ability to break into any voting machine at Las Vegas convention

    07/30/2018 9:08:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The only way to ensure the integrity of our elections is a return to paper ballots, a "back to the future" scenario that somehow doesn't seem to excite many Democrats.  They would rather wail about "Russia hacking the election" to delegitimize President Trump, even though Rod Rosenstein recently assured us that not one vote was changed. The fact that no electronic voting system can be reliably protected against hackers was once again demonstrated this weekend at "Defcon," a computer gathering in Las Vegas. Defcon last year (via CBS screen grab).Hackers there took on the challenge of hacking into 30 voting machines...
  • Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

    07/17/2018 11:48:53 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    Motherboard ^ | July 17th 2018 | Kim Zetter
    Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'
  • GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb

    03/15/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 162 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 03/15/18 | Chris Menahan
    Serious shenanigans may have gone down in Pennsylvania's special election on Tuesday. From the Washington Free Beacon:Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations. "We're actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them," the source said. Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in...
  • Holder: Northam Needs Extra Voter Turnout Because ‘Voting Machines Get Lost’

    11/07/2017 4:06:57 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Holder: Northam Needs Extra Voter Turnout Because ‘Voting Machines Get Lost’ BY: Paul Crookston November 7, 2017 6:15 pm Former attorney general Eric Holder said Democrats should seek to drive up voter turnout on Tuesday in Virginia because sometimes "voting machines get lost." The former Obama administration official told an audience at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., that democratic voters needed to "off the couch" in large numbers, Politico reports. Holder emphasized the need for higher turnout by saying voting machines are not reliable and that the Virginia gubernatorial race should be a repudiation of President Donald...
  • Dem Congresswoman on Russia: “I’m not convinced they didn’t get into [voting] machines”

    09/14/2017 6:14:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not even Hillary Clinton, acclaimed author of What Happened, went this far.  On Wednesday's Hardball, Dem Rep. Jackie Speier called Russian "hacking" of the presidential election an "act of war." Taking things a significant step further, Speier said: "I'm not convinced that they didn't get into the [voting] machines." That was too much even for Chris Matthews, who interjected, "we don't know that yet. We don't know that." View the video here.
  • Stunning testimony: Voting machines can be hacked without a trace of evidence

    09/12/2017 7:53:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-12-17 | Steven Dinan
    The country’s voting machines are susceptible to hacking, which could be done in a way so that it leaves no fingerprints, making it impossible to know whether the outcome was changed, computer experts told President Trump’s voter integrity commission Tuesday. The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle. “There’s no perfect security; there’s only degrees of insecurity,” said Ronald Rivest, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology....
  • In emergency meeting, Virginia elections board votes to scrap all touch-screen voting machines

    09/09/2017 5:29:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 8, 2017 | Graham Moomaw
    The Virginia State Board of Elections voted Friday to discontinue use of all touch-screen voting machines throughout the state because of potential security vulnerabilities, forcing 22 cities and counties to scramble to find new equipment just weeks before voting begins for the November gubernatorial election. Behind closed doors at an emergency meeting in Richmond on Friday afternoon, the board heard about specific vulnerabilities identified after a cybersecurity conference this summer in Las Vegas, where hackers showed they could break into voting machines with relative ease. After the July Defcon conference, Virginia’s Department of Elections asked the state’s IT agency to...
  • Hackers in competition breach voting machine security in minutes

    07/30/2017 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Hackers competing in a contest at a Las Vegas convention breached the security of several voting machines, pointing to glaring deficiencies in the security of US elections. The Hill: Tech minds at the annual "DEF CON" in Las Vegas were given physical voting machines and remote access, with the instructions of gaining access to the software. According to a Register report, within minutes, hackers exposed glaring physical and software vulnerabilities across multiple U.S. voting machine companies' products. Some devices were found to have physical ports that could be used to attach devices containing malicious software. Others had insecure Wi-Fi connections,...
  • Jill Stein: People Walk Around With Floppy Disks to Hack Voter Machines

    12/08/2016 5:07:56 AM PST · by kevcol · 232 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 7, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that people walk around with floppy disks in order to hack and reprogram voter machines. Stein–who is attempting to launch election recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to contest Donald Trump’s victory–first explained the indicators that people looked for when a machine is suspected of being tampered with or having an error. “So the indicators that they look for if they want to see a machine error or a foul play or tampering, you look for a couple of indicators,” she said. “So one is close...
  • There is something really wrong with the Detroit/Wayne county vote totals

    12/05/2016 6:04:55 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 47 replies
    Wayne County Clerk ^ | 12/5/16 | Me
    There are some really strange things going on in Detroit with the vote. First the Detroit Free Press wrote an article saying that over 59% of Detroit precincts couldn't be recounted due to mismatched votes. Then the claims that there are 85,000 uncounted votes in Detroit. So I did a little digging. First the Wayne County Clerk lists 1.134 million ballots cast, but if you add the total presidential votes there are 1.252 million total. Second, Detroit is listed as having a 97% voter turnout, but is short the 85,000 votes vs ballots cast. This matches votes cast for other...
  • After losing, Democrats suddenly convinced that voting machines are vulnerable, voter fraud exists

    11/23/2016 10:09:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Desperation and Denial Prior to the election, Democrats were very clear. There was no way that voting machines could be hacked or manipulated on a large scale. It simply couldn't happen. They presented us with all the data, all the security measures, and even "VOXsplained" why mass "vote flipping" was impossible. They mocked anyone who dared disagree, and went to the polls without hesitation. ...Where they lost in a big, big way. Now *gasp* they seem to be concerned that voting machines were hacked, the election was stolen, and Donald Trump didn’t win Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
  • 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...
  • Voting Machines in Manassas, Virginia

    11/03/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/16 | Dat. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “So there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that those stickers were purposefully placed over the manufacturer’s identifying plates in order to keep their origin a secret." An acquaintance returned from early voting in Manassas, Virginia, quite irate. The stakes are high in this highly unusual once in a lifetime presidential election. As she was waiting for her registration paperwork to be processed, she studied carefully the rear of each of the voting machines that were about three feet from her. She wanted to find out the name of the manufacturer of the machines being used.