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originally posted by: Tardacus
my county uses paper ballots but you have to put the ballot into a machine that counts the vote and then it automatically shreds the ballot and confetti comes out the back of the machine so there is no paper record of your vote.
That kind of defeats the whole purpose of using paper ballots, in my opinion.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: xuenchen
so both Arizona and Illinois experienced cyber attack issues. I wonder if there is a connection here.. why these 2 states? hmm
Multiple security researchers and former FBI officials said the bureau's alert showed signs that investigators may suspect a government-backed hack.
Many worried that meant the intrusions were part of a suspected Russian attempt to meddle in the U.S. election.
"Maybe I can say this," Comey said. "We take very seriously any effort by any actor including nation states, and maybe especially nation states, that moves beyond the collection of information about our country and that offers the prospect of an effort to influence the conduct of affairs in our country."
Election security specialists say hackers with access to voter rolls could alter vote totals by removing people from the registration list.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Donald trump is the only one worried about election rigging.
This is about stealing identities. Probably not even for voter fraud. The info in a voter registration includes name, address, social security number, date of birth.
In his phone call, Johnson encouraged the state officials to comply with federal cyber recommendations, such as making sure electronic voting machines are not connected to the internet while voting is taking place, the department said.
An Electronic Privacy Information Center report this week said 32 of the 50 states would allow voting by insecure email, fax and internet portals in this election cycle.
The FBI alert, first reported by Yahoo News, did not mention Russia.
However, the authorities have attributed the attacks to Russian spy agencies, NBC News quoted US intelligence officials as saying.
"This is the closest we've come to tying a recent hack to the Russian government," one unidentified official said, adding "there is serious concern" Moscow may be seeking to create uncertainty in the election process.
originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: Indigo5
I don't know about other states but voters not on the rolls in the precinct in Kentucky can vote in Federal elections with a provisional ballot. The county election board determines whether or not the provisional ballot will be counted. Perhaps the Russians don't know this?
Again, they don't need to go to the trouble of hacking into a database to change the election. It is much easier to rig the machines with the slip of thumb drive.