State officials are reassuring members of Congress that the integrity of November’s elections is secure amid growing concerns over cyberattacks by foreign actors tied to Russia.
In an open letter to Congress, the National Association of Secretaries of State warns against damaging public confidence in the electoral process. The group, made up of bipartisan election administrators across the nation, says security measures currently in place are sufficient to guarantee an accurate vote count. Vote-counting systems “have their own fail-safes and contingency solutions that would make it highly difficult to leverage them for changing outcomes,” the association said. “Poll books, printed records, back-ups and back-ups of back-ups all provide multiple layers of security around this part of the process.”
The association said there is no fix-all to guard against all cyberattacks but pointed out that recent hacks of voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois are unconnected to separate systems that tally votes.
Once again we have states telling us that voter counts are secure when there are stories out there telling us different. Many of these officials feign surprise when they have been brought the proof that voter rolls are filled with dead people who vote or that votes seem to materialize across many precincts and areas.
Now we have illegals being given I.D.s in which they are allowed to vote. There was even mentioned allowing non-citizens in foreign countries to vote. Homeland Security is pushing making refugees citizens with voting rights.
Forgive me if I do not think voting is secure.