US Government Cybersecurity Agency Releases Warning About Dominion Voting Machines

US Government Cybersecurity Agency Releases Warning About Dominion Voting Machines
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Time and again, we’ve been assured that the 2020 election was the “most secure” in history. That phrase became a rallying cry among those on the left (and even a few on the right) following Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

Yet, in a move that directly contradicts that assertion, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency has released a warning about Dominion voting machines, currently used in 16 different states, revealing that they are vulnerable to hackers.

Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, or CISA, said there is no evidence the flaws in the Dominion Voting Systems’ equipment have been exploited to alter election results. The advisory is based on testing by a prominent computer scientist and expert witness in a long-running lawsuit that is unrelated to false allegations of a stolen election pushed by former President Donald Trump after his 2020 election loss.

You have to love the inclusion of the smarmy assertion that Trump’s complaints are “false allegations,” even as the article admits the Dominion systems have proven vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Shouldn’t that reality at least dictate a begrudging admission that something nefarious could have happened? The press will never go let go of its chosen narrative, though, and it’s one of those things you can only laugh about at this point.

And sure, lest the fact-checkers go wild on me, I’m not suggesting this news proves a specific amount of voter fraud occurred in 2020 due to Dominion voting machines. I don’t have that evidence, and because of the breadth of the issue, even if it did happen, that evidence will likely never surface. Still, I’ve long maintained it’s insane that we allow a non-American company that cut its teeth in Venezuela to facilitate elections in 16 US states. And sure enough, Dominion is now being downed not by Trump, but by the Democrat-led US government.

How difficult is it to just use paper ballots, or electronic machines not connected to the internet that print out paper ballots? There is no reason to have networked voting machines like those provided by Dominion as part of US elections. In fact, one of the experts in the AP piece says as much.

Regardless, putting all this together, here’s what we do know: 2020 was nowhere near the “most secure” election in US history. Such an assertion is just blatantly false given the vulnerabilities of the Dominion machines. Maybe nothing happened specifically regarding their usage, but simply by virtue of the possibility, “most secure” is a standard that wasn’t met. Rather, the 2020 election was rife with haphazard voting changes and machines that the US government now admits can be hacked. Call it something else, but “most secure” ain’t it.

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