Trump Is Talking about the Wrong Election Rigging

Domestic Computer Election Theft is a Real Concern in Any Year

Breaching security on Diebold voting machine Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from helderheidgeloof / YouTube

In a rare show of unity, politicians from across the spectrum were quick to condemn Donald Trump for suggesting that the vote might be rigged. That is not surprising because it is a subject they don’t want voters to think about.

Part of the criticism is justified. The type of voter fraud Trump suggests — and GOP-run states are using to justify voter suppression laws — is extraordinarily rare. But there is no doubt that the election could be rigged on a much larger scale.

Now, less than three weeks before the election, it is worth revisiting the video below, which shows how easily a voting machine can be manipulated.

Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Diebold Flaws video (helderheidgeloof / YouTube)

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  • Virginia Martin

    Vote with paper ballots. Keep them secure–very secure. Then count them. We do it in Columbia County, NY. It’s not that hard to do, it doesn’t take that long, and it doesn’t cost that much. Welcome the public to come in to observe, or even to take part. Nobody in our county questions the legitimacy of our vote counts. Doesn’t that make hand-counting a money saver and a time saver?

    • JakeLee

      If there is a will, there is a way.

      The public doesn’t question the vote count because they are ignorant docile sheep.

      • Virginia Martin

        People are starting to get concerned about elections and how votes are counted. I’ve done lots of interviews and presentations lately. In fact, I’ll be speaking about hand-counting paper ballots at the National Press Club in DC on Monday morning.

        • edwardrynearson

          and the rigging at least in our national presidential “elections” happens before anyone casts a vote

  • Gary1234

    New York City uses paper ballots, which are counted as the voter feeds them into a scanner. The scanners are sealed to discourage tampering. That doesn’t make it foolproof, but it does appear to be more secure than in other parts of the country.

  • edwardrynearson

    I recommend watching the HBO Documentary, “Hacking Democracy”

    • L Walker

      The last election was stolen from Bernie Sanders. Read the emails

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