How to Have Hack-Proof Elections in America, Easily, and Why Politicians are Against it

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    How to Have Hack-Proof Elections in America, Easily, and Why Politicians are Against it

    It may come as a surprise to many people that we can now easily have elections that are virtually hack proof. The only reportage of this development has been not from any major media, but from alternative news sites such as Jonathan Alter's Alternet.

    Local media has duly reported court fights over the central element of the solution: the digital images of all paper ballots taken in about half the country's voting jurisdictions..But they fail to place these stories in the greater context.

    The context is this. Over the past two years, as all manner of problems with our elections have hit the news, activists have discovered a way to make elections virtually hack-proof by the use of these ballot images, which are made in milliseconds as paper ballots are fed into modern vote-counting machines. Yet legislators in the US Congress, along with their chosen "experts" in congressional staff committees, the industry, and large parts of academia, are circling over purported reforms which would make US elections even more insecure than they were before.

    These citizen-activists, many of whom are well-known among people who study election integrity, concern themselves with making sure that every legal vote is counted, and with making sure that all who are eligible to vote get the chance to.

    But before discussing the unreported story of how to get to hack-proof elections, it is necessary to understand how vote-counting in most of America works.

    After the 2000 presidential fiasco, many states moved to voter hand-marked paper ballots, fed into an optical scan vote counting machine. This was a positive development, since a paper ballot hand-marked by the voter is the best permanent record of a voter's intentions. This is undisputed by the true experts not tainted by business or the corrupt political interests which rule us now.

    The movement, often known as the Election Transparency Movement, consists of citizens and election software experts such as Harri Hursti, a Finnish computer programmer, who have been uncovering for years how Russians, or anyone else with average skills, can hack into US voting systems to alter the totals in an election, whether precincts and counties are linked by Internet or not.

    This kind of fraud is called election fraud, as opposed to voter fraud, which is when an unqualified voter casts an illegal vote. Election fraud, or vote flipping, is the easiest manner by which an election's outcome can be altered, whether it is by one percent or twenty. It is also the hardest to detect, at present, and therefore the least risky.

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    Nobody hacked shit so stop implying votes can be hacked, with the essay you hacked since you did not write it. Voter ID solves the problem though in terms of who has a right to vote.
     
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    The machine the hand ballots are fed into can be hacked just as easily as anything else.

    The ONLY way to completely stop voter fraud is with a VOTER ID Card.
     
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    Or a PURPLE THUMB.


    How ridiculous is it that Iraq had a more secure election than we did...
     
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    It is well known that optical scan vote counting machines can be hacked unless you live under a rock.

    BBC: Hacking the US mid-terms? It's child's play


    It has been demonstrated over and over. This machine is still in use:



    If elections weren't hacked, then why, after asking for a recount, did Hillary ally and Florida election supervisor Brenda Snipes illegally destroy the paper ballots before he count count them, so that Hillary protege Debbie Wasserman-Schultz could steal it??

    Broward elections supervisor illegally destroyed ballots in Wasserman Schultz race, judge rules

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    Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes, left, campaigning with incumbent Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
     

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