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USA I have voted, have YOU????

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:25 (74 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

From The Heritage Foundation:

Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as the basic manner in which the Internet is organized. It is unlikely that these vulnerabilities will be eliminated at any time in the near future.

State legislators and secretaries of state who are considering implementing Internet voting, or even the delivery by e-mail of voted ballots from registered voters, should reconsider such measures. These programs would be vulnerable to a variety of well-known cyber-attacks, any of which could be catastrophic. Such attacks could be “launched by anyone from a disaffected lone individual to a well-financed enemy agency outside the reach of U.S. law.”[2] They also “could result in large-scale, selective voter disenfranchisement,” privacy violations, vote buying and selling, and vote switching “even to the extent of reversing the outcome of many elections at once….”[3] The biggest danger, however, is that such attacks “could succeed and yet go completely undetected.”

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That's why they want ballots faxed or photographed so there is literally a paper trail. Absentee and mail-in voting is safer and more secure than the electronic voting used at most polling places.


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