Hacking democracy is apparently very easy for people hell-bent on perpetrating election fraud and winning a race for their candidate, and the key to overriding an actual vote and stealing a win is apparently a memory card with a few lines of computer code, according to the Emmy-nominated documentary Hacking Democracy.
"If I had not seen what was behind this... I would have certified this election as a true and accurate result of a vote."
That stunned reaction comes from an election official after witnessing, step-by-step, how things are done in a hacking experiment. Stealing the actual voter choices and replacing them with bogus results was done for the documentary on election fraud, and the YouTube clip below shows how it is accomplished.And computer scientists at UC Berkeley have verified it is possible, per the Hacking Democracy documentary.
"See the hack that proves America's elections can be stolen using a few lines of computer code," reads the Facebook page for the Hacking Democracy film. "The on-camera 'Hursti Hack' of Florida's real, live Diebold voting system forms the climax of the feature length, Emmy nominated documentary 'Hacking Democracy'. These are the voting machines that will count America's votes in the November 2016 elections."
In the demonstration, the hacking of a Diebold voting machine is accomplished using a mini-election experiment and choosing a random voting machine. Viewers can see how vendor machines might be utilized to rig an election with the easily accomplished insertion of a small memory card.
Participants are shown making their yes or no ballot choices. Eight ballots are cast: six participants vote "yes," and just two voting participants vote "No."
But with eight actual ballots cast and an actual 6-2 vote, what does the voting machine tally tape spit out? It officially states a 7-1 outcome for the vote.
This might be what is described as a superficial hack, but the experiment moves on to upload the machine results for official verification. Guess what? The hacking democracy experiment confirms that the vote was 7-1, and the participants are stunned.
One woman is crying, and when asked why, she explains, "The reason's because there are people out there who are giving their lives to try and make our elections secure, and they're being called conspiracy theorists and technophobes, and these centers are lying and saying that 'everything's all right' and it's not all right."
Legitimate questions should be asked, if not by mainstream media then at least by angry voters of all persuasions. This election year has been revelation after revelation, and currently, media seems more fascinated in the big Skittles analogy expressed by one of Donald Trump's adult offspring.
The hacking democracy experiment shows how emotionally upset are the participants at the possibilities for stealing an election are clear to them. The gentleman who would have certified the results from the process, and this mini-election experiment, can be described as very shocked. But he believes now that citizens, and not vendors, should be choosing the election system technology utilized for voting.
On Twitter, there is a response on what is being described as #DemocracyLost by many, here is one with a meme of Clinton from David Cloud Ramos to share with others.
— David Ramos (@DavidCloudRamos) September 5, 2016
Another angry tweet, coming from Dana Fairbanks, M.D., shares a meme with the words, "This presidency brought to you by Diebold."
@andreamitchell @RepAdamSchiff #Diebold 2000 @GOP @TheDemocrats #DemocracyLost @TheYoungTurks #tytlive #BushvGore pic.twitter.com/S2m67XcOj0
— Dana Fairbanks, M.D. (@dcfairbank) August 30, 2016
The hacking democracy election fraud problem is real, and voters are being encouraged to speak up now to those running to become their next leaders, per the following tweet.
Talk to your Senators about FAIR elections‼️ ✔️Voter ID???? ✔️Exit Polls???? ✔️Poll Watchers???? ✔️Paper Ballots????
— ELECTION FRAUD 2016 (@electionfraud16) September 12, 2016
In a ComputerWorld article, writer Robert McMillan also points out the issue of a potential hacking of democracy in a 2006 story about leaked source code from Diebold, and it seems troubling to voters.
A previous report on the issue this year revealed more on the subject of election fraud here at the Inquisitr, and voters should be wary. Keeping proof seems essential if the issue of the election fraud ever goes to court. Hang on to all registration proof and voting evidence, as there have been charges of "election corruption" and "democracy lost" previously made by various watchdog organizations such as Election Justice USA and Trust Vote.
Hacking democracy is a thing, and voters now know about it. For the "Democracy Lost" report, voters can learn more before heading out to the polls.
[Featured Image by Carolyn Kaster/AP Images]