Hillary Clinton is reeking of desperation. She is falling behind Donald Trump in the polls, cannot get millennials to pay attention to her, and is not sparking any passion among female voters – even though she is the first woman from a major political party to run for the presidency. Ever the opportunistic career politician, Hillary just might sink to a new low in her clawing effort to defeat Donald Trump.
Is Hillary Clinton going to try to rig the election so she can claim the brass ring she has been grasping at for so very long? In a now viral video, a Princeton University professor showed just how easy it would be to hack into electronic voting machines and pull off the greatest crime in the history of the United States—stealing an election.
Princeton professor Andrew Appel said even though federal officials continue to claim electronic voting machines are hack-proof, that getting into the devices and altering ballots can be done in mere minutes.
The professor first shared the shocking and unsettling news during the 2008 election, but few bothered to listen to his learned advice.
Even though there were precincts in Ohio where not a single solitary citizen cast a ballot for Mitt Romney, election officials held fast to their statements about the secure nature of modern voting machines.
Preventing election rigging via a hack into the voting machines is both easy and cheap, according to the professor—yet the government hasn’t lifted a finger to fix a potentially monstrous problem.
Professor Appel maintains that preventing hackers from gaining access to electronic voting machines would only require switching out one computer chip for another $4 chip.
Those who control our election process do not want to heed Appel’s warning, clinging to their belief that enough safeguards are in place to prevent vote tampering.
As the former leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, once said, “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election. The people who count the votes do.”
Voting experts, however, claim there are way too many safeguards currently in use to make vote-tampering in this manner likely.
There is at least one sure way of preventing a hacker from altering ballots cast by We the People—go back to the simple and old-fashioned paper ballot.
It should not take a rocket scientist to figure out how to poke a hole completely through the chosen oval on a voting ballot. Hanging chads can be easily avoided with just a smidgen of effort and quality control at polling places.
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