It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to date.
Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind.
"We believe these man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines," said Roger Johnston, leader of the assessment team "We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine."
I cannot for the life of me understand why we have not done away with ALL of the e-voting machines in this country!
I have a great deal of faith in the American people to make the right decision and vote to give President Obama a second term.
I have virtually NO faith in the Republican party to play by the rules.
After what happened in 2000 during the Bush v Gore election, I have been convinced that the Republican motto is "win at all cost."
They no longer care about democracy, or fair play, or the will of the people. All they care about is winning.
And as long as these incredibly faulty machines are still being controlled by that party, and we know that they are, the ONLY way we have of beating them is by having our candidates win by the largest margin possible.
Unless something changes concerning these machines in the next year, the only way that we can ensure a victory for our democracy is by making sure that people turn out to vote, and to make sure the vote they cast is the one that is recorded.
Which is why whenever I hear a progressive suggest that they will stay home because this President is not EXACTLY who he wanted him to be, I literally want to throttle them into unconsciousness.
This is not a game, this is serious. The very definition of who Americans are is at risk and the Republicans have already demonstrated that they have NO intention of playing by the rules.
In other words, THIS seems like the perfect job for Homeland Security.
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