Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
by Kim Zetter
Posted September 6, 2019
The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.
For years, U.S. election officials and voting machine vendors have insisted that critical election systems are never connected to the internet and therefore can’t be hacked.
But a group of election security experts have found what they believe to be nearly three dozen backend election systems in 10 states connected to the internet over the last year, including some in critical swing states. These include systems in nine Wisconsin counties, in four Michigan counties, and in seven Florida counties—all states that are perennial battlegrounds in presidential elections. More…
Electronic voting systems have been proven to be vulnerable to tampering over and over again by multiple sources.
Why do “our” governments still use these machines despite their proven weaknesses? How can a democracy survive if the results of elections cannot trusted?