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December 1, 2019

They are poking around for soft spots

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:09

The ultimate goal of such attacks is disrupting and undermining the credibility of elections, but LaRose said Ohio’s election results are safe because neither the election machines nor the ballot counters the state uses are connected to the internet.

LaRose said the attempted SQL injection attack sought to insert malicious code into his office’s website. It was detected by the state’s Albert network security system, a sort of digital burglar alarm.

4 Comments »

  1. It’s been mentioned before, but bears repeating. Mail-in ballots are the most secure. Undoubtedly more labor-intensive, but at least there’s a pretty good chance they aren’t “intercepted” by outside influences.

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    Comment by Nan — December 1, 2019 @ 12:32

    • Hello Nan. Yet look at what happened in North Carolina with mail in ballots? They caused the entire election to be thrown out and redone. Apparently it has been happening on a smaller scale for a long time, but this time the Republicans got too scared and ramped it up too hard too fast. Is there safe guards on the system you are talking about. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 1, 2019 @ 14:00

      • In the 15+ years I’ve lived in Oregon, I haven’t heard of any major problems. This is what I found on one website… “But what about security? You can’t hack paper, but you can steal ballots. Couldn’t someone swipe a ballot from a neighbor’s mailbox, or from someone who has moved or died?” The response was … this could happen, but it would be “one of the stupidest ways to try to steal an election.”

        You can read more about the actual process here,

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        Comment by Nan — December 1, 2019 @ 14:36

        • Hello Nan. Thank you. In the case of North Carolina they had people going door to door to collect the written mail in ballots, in some cases offering to fill them out for them, in all cases simply destroying the ones from Democratic areas. So if it was mail in and no one allowed to collect them that would be much better as you say. Ron and I did mail in one year when I couldn’t go to the early voting due to the long lines. ( We did not know they would make a special accommodation for me ) The Republican governor had slashed early voting times and places. We went twice but the lines were really long and with out a head on my left femur it was just far too painful to try to wait in line. So we went to complain at the office of the election supervisor, and they gave us mail in ballots, but failed to mention that I could have been taken right in a head of the line due to my medical condition. We found out that the next election from a worker who seen me with my cane and asked me if I needed to go ahead on in. In our new polling place when I had to use a walker ( it happens sadly ) they get me right through and get me a table to sit at to do my ballot, very helpful. But from what I have learned is that is because we are in a largely white area and the majority POC areas do not get the same treatment. The reason we did not do it again is that the news showed that in Florida that election year they were simply discarding the mail in ballots. I want my ballot to counts so we go in. If we had a system like the one you point out, it would be grand. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — December 1, 2019 @ 15:14


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