HACK THE VOTE: what if dead people voting is the LEAST of our worries?
America’s computerized voting system isn’t just as easy to hack into as Target credit systems but is “programmed to cheat,” according to an explosive report by a long-time election forensics expert.
“The grim truth that is so hard to tell and so hard to swallow is that America’s electoral system has been corrupted in the most direct and fundamental of ways: the computers that now count virtually all of our votes in secret can be—and, the evidence indicates, have been—programmed to cheat,” said Jonathan Simon. — Source: Washington Examiner
The blurb from his book describes the problem we’re facing today.
Ever since computers took over the vote counting 15 years ago, U.S. elections have been vulnerable to outcome-altering fraud. Not “voter fraud,” as Trump is now stirring up fears about, but systemic vote counting fraud, … America’s electoral system has been endangered in the most direct and fundamental of ways: the computers that now count virtually all of votes in secret can be—and, the evidence indicates, have been—programmed to cheat. With “CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century” (Amazon; October 2016), Jonathan Simon identifies the red flags–including the ones waving over most recent elections, 2014 and the 2016 primaries–and provides accessible examinations of why those flags are red.
[The author has been an] election forensics expert for 15 years…
.. while several other advanced democracies—including Germany, The Netherlands, and Ireland—have all abandoned computerized tabulation they initially embraced, having recognized the security risks it entails, America has kept voting and trusting. Though now that trust finally seems to be breaking down. Examining the role of election administrators, politicians, and the media, CODE RED shows how America came to embrace current vote counting system and why people have been collectively resistant to any serious reconsideration of its safety and appropriateness. … Building awareness and knowledge as a basis for prompt remedial action, he offers a road map out of this mess.
… Simon concludes: “We need only to break a spell that has been cast on us–a spell of convenience, passivity, helplessness. We need only remember that democracy is not something that we watch; it is something that we do.”
He said that there is little or now way to verify vote counts on computers and said that a sketchy programmer or elections official can shift vote numbers around to favor their wished for result while still showing accurate numbers of votes. “It’s child’s play,” he said.
“The system is unobservable and computerized,” he said. “It’s privatized, computerized and outsourced to a lot of private corporations,” said Simon. He said that nobody audits votes or even back checks the results. And he argued for a new system that can be audited.
Pollster John Zogby said Simon has hit on a potential landmine.
“He raises a lot of questions about votes that cannot be validated. No election is as pure as Ivory Snow but these are some troubling issues,” Zogby told Secrets.
In the new version, Simon credits Donald Trump for at least raising the issue of rigged elections.
“Whatever one’s opinion of Donald Trump as an avatar of electoral integrity, it was only a matter of time before someone, whether from a place of fairness or from one of self-interest, called into question a vote counting system that cannot be seen. This emperor has been walking around naked for 15 years now and the real mystery is why it has taken that long for anyone to mention the obvious. Nor is Trump the only one speaking publicly of rigging and hacking: the forensically bizarre 2016 primaries triggered such allegations, lawsuits, and a wave of distrust from millions of supporters of the Sanders candidacy. — Washington Examiner
Clashdaily has raised this issue elsewhere. WATCH: Man PROVES Software Stole Votes In ALL ‘Hillary Won’ Counties (VIRAL)
The fact that one on the most partisan people in the country has a direct hand in the voting machines becomes ESPECIALLY relevant after news like this. What possible temptation could someone who spends tens or hundreds of millions on influencing elections have for tampering with voting machines that he could have influence over?
For all the people who have worked so hard in the last century to gain their franchise — to be able to cast a vote — is it right that they should be disenfranchised by a programmer and a machine?