Georgia Won’t Update Voting Software Vulnerabilities Until after 2024

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The fake Republicans running the State of Georgia have announced that they will not even attempt to fix problems with their voting machine before the next election. But they’ll do it right after the election!

This comes as a document was finally unsealed in federal court this week. Federal investigators found major cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the machines of Dominion Voting Systems. The investigative team recommends upgrading the machines as soon as possible. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office says that will simply be too difficult before the 2024 election.

You would think that after the Democrats stole a presidential election and both US Senate seats in the very-red state of Georgia that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger might want to take a look at something as serious as election machines that are vulnerable to hacking. But that’s not how RINO Brad rolls. (Has anyone in the Georgia legislature thought about looking at Brad’s bank accounts?)

A lawyer for Raffensperger’s office just told a federal judge that they can’t install the recommended security patches on the Dominion machines until after the 2024 election. Raffensperger’s spokesman told CNN, “Upgrading the system will be a massive undertaking, and our election officials are evaluating the scope of, and time required for the project.”

In other words, it’s hard, and it would take time, and Brad Raffensperger doesn’t care that 74% of Republican voters think that he is allowing the Democrats to steal every statewide federal election in Georgia. He’s just too busy to fix a half-dozen known security vulnerabilities in the Dominion machines that are vulnerable to hacking. Who cares if the public doesn’t trust any of our elections any longer?

The document that was finally unsealed in federal court this week is known as the Halderman Report. Here is just one of the key findings from the document:

“Attackers can alter the QR codes on printed ballots to modify voters’ selections. Critically, voters have no practical way to confirm that the QR codes match their intent, but they are the only part of the ballot that the scanners count. I demonstrate how the QR codes can be modified by compromising the BMD (ballot marking device) printer or by installing malware on the BMD.”

To restate that in plain English: Hackers can change who you vote for on these vulnerable Dominion Voting Systems machines.

You should really read the key findings of the Halderman Report for yourself just to see how insane the vulnerabilities in these machines are. Even non-technical people could install malware on these machines with a little bit of effort. The smart cards used on the machines are incredibly simple to forge, which allows the forger to access a machine on-site. The report proves that these machines are so vulnerable that attackers could spread malware “to all BMDs across a county or the entire state.” That’s because the machines are hooked up to the internet and interconnected—which is something they’ve been lying about for years.

These system vulnerabilities, which have the ability to change statewide election results, could supposedly be fixed if only Brad Raffensperger would allow county clerks to do the job. But the entire project is being left untouched until after the next presidential election. The simplest way to fix this, if it actually is too difficult and time-consuming to patch the machines, would be for Georgia to switch to all paper ballots and same-day voting and election results.

The more chaos that Democrats can inject into the system, the more likely it is that they can steal elections. Paper ballots would put an end to the problems with the machines immediately.