November 7, 2016
I believe that all things being equal, we will win by a landslide tomorrow.
The thing is, all things won’t be equal. This vote is being rigged. They have put forward this idiotic nonsense about how Russia is going to hack the elections in order to give themselves cover to hack the elections.
However, there is only so much this can do. They can’t change the vote by 10% or even 5%.
This is why we need overwhelming numbers.
We must win by a margin so huge that it cannot possibly be hoaxed.
And we have that ability. Everything is lined-up.
These machines cannot stop us. Just make sure everyone you know votes.
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 Money” recently. In a related development, some machines are using outdated technology.
“The fact is we’ve been voting on old technology, old Windows 2000 based operating systems… The voting machines themselves are archaic, having been around for 10-15 years,” said Congressman Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who has sponsored legislation on the issue.
Researchers at cybersecurity company, Symantec, tracked down voting machines used in the last election, and found plenty of security flaws.
“It literally took a couple of days…we were able to then reverse engineer all the stuff on that system. What was fascinating is the last election’s information was still on those hard drives,” said Samir Kapuria, a senior vice president of cybersecurity for Symantec, which makes Norton Internet Security.
One particular machine works by giving voters a card to insert and use to cast their ballot, and the card is reused by multiple voters. Symantec would not reveal the manufacturer of those machines, but said they are still in use.
That card could be reprogrammed to look like the same person cast a ballot multiple times, according to Kapuria. Even worse, he says there is no paper trail.
“There isn’t a recourse. That’s why it’s such a risk…It could create fear, uncertainty, or doubt in the whole election process,” Kapuria said.
The good news is that there are multiples types of voting systems across the country. “Right now we have over 9,000 jurisdictions all with different types of equipment and that sort of helps promote the resilience of our electoral system,” Thomas told CNBC. In addition, most voting systems are not connected to the Internet, reducing the possibility of a Web-based attack.
“The fact that these machines require physical access to cause harm helps to limit the possibility that there is any nefarious activity going on,” Thomas said.
And I don’t think Russians are going to physically show up and hack the machines, are they now?
But we do have a candidate who has been shown to be involved in basically every imaginable type of criminal behavior.
This woman paid mentally ill people and Blacks to riot at Trump rallies.
She literally worships Satan.
And listens to Jay-Z.
Do you think she wouldn’t send people to hack voting machines?
Overall, while experts believe one machine could be compromised, wide spread hacking is unlikely. Still, government officials are paying attention.
Johnson sponsored the “Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2016” (H.R. 6073), which would classify voting systems critical infrastructure. The bill is currently in subcommittee.
In the meantime, there is voluntary assistance for states. Thus far, 48 states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for help, amid widespread cyber breaches that have stoked security concerns.
“We have confidence in the overall integrity of our electoral systems. …Nevertheless, we must face the reality that cyber intrusions and attacks in this country are increasingly sophisticated,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, said in a recent statement.
DHS is likely to do the hacking themselves.
The only reason they ever got these electronic voting machines is because they are manipulatable. And also because of lobbyists from the companies that make them and so on.
But don’t let this discourage you.
Let it encourage you.
They can only do so much – we have to overwhelm them.