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Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Would Be Catastrophic

Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Would Be Catastrophic

WASHINGTON — Experts in the American voting process believe hackers have the ability to disrupt the upcoming presidential election, thanks mostly to electronic systems that have made everything vulnerable to cyberattack.

“If you can get at an election management system, you could potentially alter results, or muddy up the results, or you could even just shed doubt on the outcome because you make it clear that there’s been tampering,” Pamela Smith, the president of a group called Verified Voting, told National Public Radio (NPR).

If may sound like something out of a Hollywood film, but it’s more possible than you might think. A cyberattack in July penetrated the Illinois voter registration system, giving hackers potential access to a database of registered voters. It wasn’t clear if any data was stolen or tampered with, but the system was shut down a week later, the Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Would Be Catastrophic

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The biggest fear is that hacking would make it impossible to verify the outcome of an election – or even that a system would be hacked and no one would know it. That would create doubts and might lead to a recount and court challenges, as happened after the 2000 presidential election.

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But a 2016 scenario could be far worse than the 2000 election. That’s because 80 percent of Americans vote either on a paper ballot or on a system with a paper backup, Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice told NPR. That means that the votes of 20 percent of Americans potentially would be unknown.

Each of the 50 states runs its own voting system. To make matters worse, elections are often run by volunteers with little or no expertise in computers and cybersecurity.

Several recent stories should give Americans pause:

  • The FBI found evidence that Arizona’s voter registration database was hacked in June, KTVK-TV Malware was able to penetrate the system by going through a county election official’s computer.
  • Virginia’s Board of Elections banned the use of touchscreen voting machines in April 2015 after it was discovered that 20 percent of them were vulnerable to hacking via wireless signals, NPR reported. 
  • Security analyst David Levin was arrested in May after he posted a YouTube video showing how easy it was to penetrate the election site of Lee County, Florida, NPR Levin was trying to show how vulnerable the system is. “Yeah, you could be in Siberia and still perform the attack that I performed on the local supervisor of election website,” Levin said. “So this is very important.”
  • The Democratic National Committee’s system was hacked this year.

“Wherever there’s a fully electronic voting system, there’s potential for tampering of some kind,” Smith said.

Perhaps most disturbing, a hacker named Andrés Sepúlveda told Bloomberg in March that he fixed or tried to fix elections throughout Latin America for eight years. He is now in prison.

“My job was to do actions of dirty war and psychological operations, black propaganda, rumors—the whole dark side of politics that nobody knows exists but everyone can see,” Sepúlveda told Bloomberg.

Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Would Be CatastrophicThe hacker claims he was paid tens of thousands of dollars to steal campaign data, install spyware, hack smartphones and spread false information through the Internet, social media and email. One of his specialties was to create fake Twitter accounts and send out false tweets, to convince voters that political propaganda was actually news.

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“When I realized that people believe what the Internet says more than reality, I discovered that I had the power to make people believe almost anything,” Sepúlveda told Bloomberg.

He said he has few regrets.

“I worked with presidents, public figures with great power, and did many things with absolutely no regrets because I did it with full conviction and under a clear objective, to end dictatorship and socialist governments in Latin America,” he said.

Sepúlveda worked in Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Venezuela, according to Bloomberg.

He once tricked computers into calling voters at 3 a.m. – when they are asleep – to listen to a recording message for a candidate. The goal was to make voters mad at the candidate and vote against him, and it worked. He lost in a close election.

Asked if he believes similar things are being done in the United States, Sepúlveda replied, “I’m 100 percent sure it is.”

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8 comments

  1. I have said this since oscumbag was “elected” (in some places over 100%) (More people voted than were registered.) This of course after being by “reported on” the media it was proved to be “untrue” by LIBERAL “judges” I have been called every filthy name you can imagine. (usually by LIBERAL “progressives”)
    Probably for fear of their “king” being “found out” to be what he really is…a MUSLIME fraud perpetrated on “We the People” by the SCUMOCRAT party.

  2. Isn’t it a George Soros company that is supposed to tabulate the votes for the general election? I really hope I’m wrong, but seem to recall reading it somewhere.

    • Yes, there is a Soros connected company being used in at least parts of the U.S. to count election votes.
      Soros owns stock in the Spanish company – Scytl.

      Google this article: “Soros-connected Vote-counting Firm Expands in U.S.

  3. The two largest suppliers of voting machines to the United States are both big campaign supporters of Hillary Clinton! Enough said.

  4. Face the facts–Hillary has already been elected, they just haven’t told us yet!

  5. Paper ballots mailed to all citizens signed. NO electronic voting EVER!

  6. What was fiction back in the days of ‘Mission Impossible’ has become reality.
    They can actually count one vote as 2 or more, or count it as a percentage of a vote.
    Google for the story.

  7. “Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Would Be Catastrophic”

    Should read “Yes, The Election Can Be Hacked – And The Result Have Been Catastrophic”.

    “Clinton Eugene Curtis, a computer programmer from Florida, testified before a congressional panel that there are computer programs that can be used to secretly fix elections. He explains how he created a prototype for Florida Congressman Tom Feeny that would flip the vote 51%-49% in favor of a specified candidate.

    This happened all the way back in 2001 but you might not have heard anything about this claim unless you searched for it. I’ve seen a Wired News report on this topic and a few local Florida newspaper stories but otherwise, no real media coverage has been provided. You’d think claims of election rigging software would be splattered all over the News yet as it turns out, our news media prefers to point out voting fraud in other nations but not here in THE UNITED STATES.
    …”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXyl_YNA8Hs

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