Edward Snowden Shows How Easy It Is To Hack Voting Machines
In the wake of the recent election, Edward Snowden has shared a video with his twitter followers showing how easy it is to hack the voting machines.
The video which he shared with his 2.4 million followers showed how the number of votes in the machines can be changed by simply using a flash memory card which are inexpensive and widely available.
He commented on the video: “Little time to patch this vulnerability but can still forbid use of this model, run statistical analysis after polls close on rest to ID outlines.”
Some 16 of the voting machines used in important states such as Florida and Arizona were given by a UK based company that has ties to Clinton supporter and billionaire George Soros, ZeroHedge has reported, creating fears that the result of the election might not be trustworthy.
Smartmatic is the company which has supplied the ballot machines, and in 2006 classified U.S. diplomatic cable obtained and released by WikiLeaks showed that there was good reason the believe the Venezuelan recall election was rigged, under a section titled “A Shadow of Fraud.” The memo said that “Smartmatic Corporation is a riddle both in ownership and operation, complicated by the fact that its machines have overseen several landslide (and contested) victories by President Hugo Chavez and his supporters.”
“The Smartmatic machines used in Venezuela are widely suspected of, though never proven conclusively to be, susceptible to fraud,” the memo continued. “The Venezuelan opposition is convinced that the Smartmatic machines robbed them of victory in the August 2004 referendum. Since then, there have been at least eight statistical analyses performed on the referendum results.”
“One study obtained the data log from the CANTV network and supposedly proved that the Smartmatic machines were bi-directional and in fact showed irregularities in how they reported their results to the CNE central server during the referendum,” it read.
The suspicion that this same company has had ties with vote rigging in the past has worried voters over the election result this time round..
The machines were provided to Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, some of these states being 'battleground' states where the election is won or lost.
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