No, I can’t prove voting machines were hacked

If you leave your car unlocked with the key in the ignition, sooner or later somebody will steal it.

If you entrust your nation’s elections to voting machines that can be tampered with, sooner or later somebody will tamper with them.

If your car is still on the parking lot when you come back, that is not a reason to leave your car unlocked and the keys in the ignition.

I think there’s enough circumstantial evidence to justify an audit of the 2016 Presidential election results in certain battleground states.

But if it turns out that there’s no proof that voting machines were tampered with in this election, that is not a reason to have voting machines that can be tampered with.


Why Trump Really Won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by Brandon Finnigan and Jeffrey Bleher for BuzzFeed.  Maybe so, maybe not.

The election probably wasn’t hacked | But Clinton should request recounts just in case by Timothy B. Lee for Vox.

Donald Trump, Voting Machine Truther, Should Demand Recount to Prove He Won by Robert Mackey for The Intercept.

Jill Stein raises over $4m to request US election recounts in battleground states by Jon Swaine for The Guardian.

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2 Responses to “No, I can’t prove voting machines were hacked”

  1. shanoboy Says:

    We should go back to the good old ink blot days. You get a paper ballot, you dip your finger in ink, you press your finger on the candidate you wish to vote for.

    Then, no voting machine necessary to harden against hacks., less risk of someone impersonating someone else and voting multiple times.


  2. ashiftinconsciousness Says:

    We definitely need to get rid of voting machines.


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