Computers and technology make life so much easier, at least that’s what they keep telling us. Have you ever called into some company about your bill or a product only find that they are having problems with their computers and are unable to help you?

Over the past decade or so, I’ve heard many a person long for the good old days before computers. There may be some sense of reason for that, but we forget how difficult it was to do business or purchase items back then.

One of the reasons I’ve heard some say they long for the good days is because of all of the security issues that we’ve heard about since the turn of the century. But consider the fact that in the 1870s to 1900s, long before the electronic age, thieves found it easy to steal by robbing stagecoaches. Consider this:

In my home state, Arizona had 129 stage robberies between 1875 and 1903, with the worst cases occurring in the area around Tombstone and the Black Canyon Stage Line, from Phoenix to Prescott, which follows Interstate 17 today. Of the roughly 200 stage robbers, 80 have been identified—79 men and one woman.

If it wasn’t stagecoaches, bad guys were robbing trains and banks. When one takes a good hard look at the good old days, in some ways, they weren’t so good after all.

We still hear about bank robberies, along with robberies of convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores and more. If anything, people in general have become more corrupt, violent and willing to break the law to accomplish their goal.

Today, computer crimes seem to have become the norm. We hear about banks, financial institutions, stores, government agencies and individuals being hacked by those trying to steal information.

Computer crimes have also invaded the political world. Consider the political furor created when Eric Snowden copied and leaked tons of confidential electronic files from the CIA and made them public via WikiLeaks.

Then in 2012, we heard a number of reports of electronic voting machines that automatically changed votes cast for Republican Mitt Romney to Democrat Barack Obama. Going into the 2016 elections, more areas in the nation had converted to electronic voting machines which raised concern about their security and ability to be hacked.

The 2020 election is only about 13 months away and the concerns about the security of electronic voting machines has again risen to the forefront and according to a recent report, there a huge reason to be concerned:

The voting machines that the US will use in the 2020 election are still vulnerable to hacks. A group of ethical hackers tested a bunch of those voting machines and election systems (most of which they bought on eBay). They were able to crack into every machine, The Washington Post reports. Their tests took place this summer at a Def Con cybersecurity conference, but the group visited Washington to share their findings yesterday.

A number of flaws allowed the hackers to access the machines, including weak default passwords and shoddy encryption. The group says the machines could be hacked by anyone with access to them, and if poll workers make mistakes or take shortcuts, the machines could be infiltrated by remote hackers.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been told the machines are susceptible to hacks. This summer we learned that key election systems may have been exposed online for months, and at least one voting machine maker sold states systems with remote access. With the 2020 election quickly approaching, states have little time to secure their systems.

Are electronic voting machines more susceptible to corruption than the days of paper ballots? If you lived in places like Chicago back in the good old days, you say no as it was a common practice for some to stuff the ballot boxes with fraudulent votes.

Could the issue of vulnerability play a role in the 2020 elections? It could and based on recent history, any voting machine hacking would most likely help Democrats, not Republicans.

27 thoughts on “The Insecurity of 2020 Voting Machines”
  1. Our Pennsylvania governor got voted in twice by these George Soros voting machines. Now Governor Wolf is mandating that our entire state use them, so that the Communist Democratic Party will remain in power forever, and our constitutional freedoms will be removed.

  2. I’m very concerned about our voting system! It’s not secure! I feel there should be a paper trail along with the computer vote! ! I’m also concerned about how many illegals voted and don’t even have a Social Security card! We have a very big election coming up and it’s going to be ugly! Last election has proof of cheating and they thought they had it won!

  3. The only way the Election fraud will be able to be put in check is to have paper ballots with fingerprint on them, scanned in, recorded, and verified tallies from both scanned and paper ballots. Persons name removed from voters list after ballot has been successfully scanned within 15 mins so voter cannot vote at another location. If a person votes absentee, they cannot vote anywhere on election day. All voters verified with eligibility and bio data id card. ALL of these items exist today and can be implemented. The Democrats fight everything that is trying to cut down on election fraud.

  4. When I voted in Brooklyn NY, and now in Florida, I used the old machine buttons, now we use the new voting scanning system through computers should not be able to be hacked because new Fed., ID cards are now put in the voting ID system.

  5. Republicans need to highly train trustful-proof technicians to provide supervision on the upcoming elections. The Democrats are trying to get votes from illegals, dead people, minors, and convicted in prison. They may also bring voters from Puerto Rico who are not living in the USA at the moment of voting. This will be easy since they are American Citicens but living in the Island. I don’t double that’s how AOC won her position at the House.

  6.           TRUMP IS INCITING CIVIL WAR
              IF HE DOES NOT GET HIS WAY

    President Trump on Twitter is inciting a CIVIL WAR if he is removed from office.
    His supporters around the country are now spreading Trumps CIVIL WAR threats.
    And it looks like this is okay with Republicans in congress.
     
    Here is the TWITTER LINK to Trumps Civil War comments:

    https://t.co/a5Bae7bP7g

    BY CAITLIN O’KANE

    SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 / 7:49 PM / CBS NEWS

    Donald Trump said in a tweet that if he is removed from office, a “civil war” might erupt in the United States. The president was quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor and host, who suggested that impeaching the president would lead to “civil war.”

    “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal,” Mr. Trump tweeted, attributing the quote to Jeffress.

    Jeffress did more or less say that on “Fox & Friends” — with Mr. Trump adding his thoughts in the parenthesis of the tweet, saying he will never be removed from office. The president’s repetition of the quote received widespread backlash — including from his own party.

    Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger tweeted.
    I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.

    https://t.co/a5Bae7bP7g

    — Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 30, 2019

    Democratic Representative Ted Leiu supported his colleague across the aisle, tweeting: “I agree with Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger that @realDonaldTrump’s tweet about a civil war over impeachment is beyond repugnant.”

    Mr. Trump’s civil war tweet went viral,

    While some made fun of the potential of another civil war, many Twitter users pointed out that inciting civil war could encourage violence.

    President Trump did not condemn the Jeffress quote, disavow the Jeffress prediction, or call for national unity and peace.

    If ever there was any question whether President Trump is unfit for the office he holds, it has been answered. 

    ——————–

    President Trump and his congressional supporters are ignoring court ordered subpoenas ordering them to stop separating children from their parents at the border.
                                                                       
    By doing so they are saying to the American people that it is okay to break the laws of the United States.

    I do not want my children to grow up thinking that if the president can break laws then so can they.
     
    PS
    Now Trump is threatening to ignore more  SUBPOENAS if they are issued.

  7. Could the issue of voting machine vulnerability play a role in the 2020 elections? It could and based recent history, any voting machine hacking would most likely help the Democrats, not Republicans. In the good old days, when paper ballots were used in places like Chicago, ballot boxes were often stuffed to favor one party so we were no better off before the electronic age-oh, wait, in Chicago those stuffing the ballot boxes were also Democrats, so I guess nothing ever really changes much. Democrats want to win so badly that they are clearly willing to cheat to do it-I would say they have no honor, but everybody knows that. You do what you have to do to win-honor is for suckers. If you have to, you stuff ballot boxes, or you hack voting machines, or you get a bevy of whores to claim they were violated by the opponent, or you claim he colluded with the Russians, or even destroy the country by running a phony impeachment-whatever it takes

  8. I agree, & am hoping that the Trump Administration is prepared for this issue. However, perhaps if the votes #s are compared to the # of people who are checked off as voting. This takes place when you enter the voting location & identify yourself, with ID to the Poll worker. As far as the machines are concerned, that issue must be addressed. What is the present system?

  9. I am and will always be a Patriotic American. I wish that our State Militias would get off their a$$es and start monitoring and insuring that our votes, as legal American Citizens, are counted honestly! The threats against our President and our country are serious and, you and I, need to take a stand against corruption and treason anywhere in our government. I’m not a would be hero, I’m just an average (I hope) American that is determined to protect our way of life for our children and grandchildren. None of US, not you nor I, can do it alone, it’s going to take a unified front of Patriotic Americans to stand together against the corruption and treason in our government. I am not a troll and I don’t care what “party” you’re associated with, we’re all Americans and we all need to take a stand to protect our President and our Country!

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