Heading into this year's midterm elections, the thing that is likely on everyone's mind is whether or not they're safe and secure, or if we're going to have another repeat of what happened in 2020.
Now, to throw a massive wrench in the machine, a massive secret report was revealed which highlights some vulnerabilities in the election system.
It really shouldn't come as a surprise if you know anything about computers. I'm a computer nerd and based on just the little bit of evidence that I've seen, there is enough cause for concern to suspect that some foul play at least COULD occur.
Security flaws have since been discovered in Georgia’s election system by a college professor who specializes in election integrity matters, and a judge may soon release his findings to the public.
“The vulnerability was first alleged in sealed court documents in July by Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “As an expert for plaintiffs in the election security lawsuit, Halderman gained access to Georgia voting equipment for 12 weeks and produced a 25,000-word secret report.”
“Halderman found that malicious software could be installed on voting touchscreens so that votes are changed in QR codes printed on paper ballots, which are then scanned to record votes, according to court documents,” the report continued. “QR codes aren’t readable by the human eye, and voters have no way to know whether they match the printed text of their choices.”
“The vulnerability could be exploited by someone with physical access to a voting touchscreen, such as a voter in a polling place, or by an attacker who used election management system computers,” the report said.
“A hacker in a polling place could only target one touchscreen at a time, limiting the number of votes that could be changed, but an attack on election management systems could have a broader impact.”
So if this report is made public, I just hope that Georgia will address all of the matter and that other states will do the same to make sure that their election system is secure.
The obvious thing to me is that it's not going to be secure and can't even be secure if there is mail-in voting. If you can put something in a mailbox, it can be tampered with. It's super simple and painfully obvious.