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      AskWoody Lounger

      Some of the election systems were connected to the internet in order to speed up results. Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials – VICE

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      In my view, elections should be done with old-fashioned mechanical voting machines, with paper receipts for auditing purposes. We must have secure elections; and mechanical voting machines are un-hackable. Mischief can be done with these machines; but it’s a lot easier for regular folks to discover the mischief than it is with electronic machines. In fact, with electronic machines, especially with connected machines, the mischief may be so well hidden that it is impossible to discover.

      Sure, it takes longer to get the results with mechanical machines; but that’s the price you pay in order to have a secure voting process.

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      Da Boss

      The scramble to secure America’s voting machines
      By Eric Geller et al. | August 3, 2019

      Paperless voting devices are a gaping weakness in the patchwork U.S. election system, security experts say. But among these 14 states and their counties, efforts to replace these machines are slow and uneven, a POLITICO survey reveals.

      Read the full article here

    • #1907271 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      IMHO it is ludicrous to say the old lever operated voting machines were ‘beyond’ repairable. A 20 year old machine that tallies say 3000 votes 2 or 3 times a year worn out? Naaa. The move to digital was likely the result of $$ moving under the table. The new ones all have problems… [edited] I used to love that visceral feeling of pulling the lever and knowing for better or worse I had done my civic duty and voted.

      I would love to get a look at one of those old machines and see just what it would take to bring it up to snuff.


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      • #1963669 Reply

        AskWoody Plus

        Wavy: You have a good point there. Just don’t forget about those Floridian hanging chads…

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Voting machine vendors and  VDP. Voting equipment vendors seek info on vulnerability disclosure program | SC Media

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