An internet-based voting app that has been used on a limited basis in West Virginia, Denver, Oregon and Utah is vulnerable to hackers, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers.
The research indicates that Voatz, an app that has been mostly used for absentee voters and miitary personnel voting overseas, can be exploited to “alter, stop or expose how an individual has voted.”
Election security experts have long warned that internet-based voting is prone for hacking, but that hasn’t stopped states from attempting it.
“We all have an interest in increasing access to the ballot, but in order to maintain trust in our elections system, we must assure that voting systems meet the high technical and operation security standards before they are put in the field,” said Daniel Weitzner, an MIT scientist who helped to prepare the report, on Thursday.
Donald Kersey, a general counsel in the secretary of state’s office in West Virginia, explained that the state has to use electronic voting due to a new law that allows disabled people to vote online. He claims his state hasn’t committed to using the Voatz app.
“Obviously, integrity and security are prime, but voter confidence is equally important,” Kersey said.
Voatz disputes the MIT study, claiming that it was conducted in “bad faith,” and used an older, outdated form of their app that has since been improved. Nevertheless, the experts are crowing that this study backs what they have been saying about the dangers of electronic voting for many years.
“Not to in any way diminish this (excellent) work, but the fact that an online mobile voting scheme has serious security flaws is ultimately unsurprising,” tweeted Matt Blaze, a Georgetown University professor of computer science and law. “Every serious expert has warned against Internet voting.”
“In my view, based on MIT’s findings, no responsible jurisdiction should use Voatz in real elections any time soon,” wrote J. Alex Halderman, a University of Michigan professor. “It will take major advances in security technology before Internet voting is safe enough.”
This news comes after the Shadow voting app helped contribute to the turmoil that happened at the Iowa caucus last week:
The voting app, designed by Shadow Inc., that is responsible for tallying votes during the Iowa caucus has major establishment ties, particularly to South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has already declared himself the winner of the Iowa caucus despite the fact that no results have been released at this point.
Shadow is a tech project of ACRONYM. Free speech platform Gab noted that ACRONYM founder and CEO Tara McGowan is a huge Buttigieg supporter, as evidenced by her social media posts…
In addition, the leaders of Shadow all have extensive ties to the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, according to their own social media profiles.
Shadow CEO Gerard Niemera lists himself as the former Director of Product for Hillary for America and Senior Product Manager during his 14 months of service to Clinton during her campaign. Shadow Product Manager Ahna Rao lists herself as a Clinton campaign worker for 19 months as Special Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer, and Shadow Chief Operating Officer James Hickey listed himself as Engineering Manager of Hillary for America for 18 months.
Technology is opening up new avenues for voter fraud that could conceivably have an impact on this year’s general election.
CLOWNWORLD: White House Praises ‘African-American Music Appreciation Month’ During Riots
Behold the leadership of President Kushner.
President Donald Trump has been largely silent on Friday night as the country is set on fire by rioters sending a unified message of racial superiority in cities across the nation.
Although Trump has not said or done much of anything as the nation burns, his administration inexplicably released a proclamation in favor of “African-American Music Appreciation Month 2020” while the nation is torn apart by diversity.
“The lyrics and melodies of African-American music have played a powerful role in defining America’s unique landscape. From the soulful streets of the Big Easy to the recording studios of Los Angeles, African-American music has shaped our American culture,” the proclamation reads.
“During African-American Music Appreciation Month 2020, we pay tribute to the monumental achievements of African-American artists who pioneered and evolved the blues, jazz, gospel, rock and roll, rap, hip-hop, and other iconic genres,” it adds.
The proclamation that was released to the public on early Saturday morning can be seen its entirety here:
Just sent out in crowd of press releases tonight by the White House: Proclamation on African American Music Appreciation Month 2020. Signed by Trump, calls on nation to observe w "appropriate activities and programs that raise awareness & appreciation of African-American music." pic.twitter.com/VIA6DZ4YWW
— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) May 30, 2020
African-American Music Appreciation Month 2020 has been around since liberal former President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would serve as a month to honor black music on June 7, 1979. It used to be known as Black Music Month, but former President Barack Hussein Obama updated it with a more politically correct name in 2009. This is a creation of the far left to pander to minorities.
“During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we recall the known and unknown musicians who helped create this musical history. Their contributions help illuminate the human experience and spirit, and they help us reflect on our Nation’s ongoing narrative,” Obama wrote in 2009 as he announced he would be changing the name of the month.
Trump has continued with the tradition of virtue-signaling set by his liberal predecessors, and it could not come at a more humiliating time as the country burns in race riots. Protesters even showed up outside of the White House to cause a commotion, and Trump has said nothing.
Conservatives are growing angry with Trump’s lack of a response in the face of the widespread violence after he ran on the law-and-order candidate in 2016 who would take decisive action to defeat thugs:
We need a Richard Nixon law and order moment and we have Jared Kushner's First Step Act… this is unacceptable. Get a coherent message, smash the mob, and mobilize the national guard around hot zones likely to be raided, looted, and burnt to the ground in major cities.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 30, 2020
Nice job, Mr. President. You've got this totally under control. https://t.co/8xXy16jMP0
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 30, 2020
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 30, 2020
Where is @realDonaldTrump?
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 30, 2020
President Trump is clearly listening to his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has hobnobbed with globalists and pushed for leftist-style pandering to racial groups, and his unqualified campaign manager Brad Parscale, who has Karl Rove pulling strings and says immigration is not an issue Trump should run on. These dopes may sink Trump’s re-election efforts if he does not wise up and listen to his populist base fast.
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