How Are Elections Rigged?
November 3, 20162 Comments
LA County employees being trained as poll workers
The entire structure of our democratic process requires honest and dependable voting systems that are employed by honest and dependable people so that informed citizens can vote for the people and propositions that best represent their interests. Are the systems vulnerable to manipulation? Are the people who deploy those systems accountable for assuring the firmware and software do not manipulate the votes cast on those systems. Are the poll workers free of any motivation to alter the votes cast in their precincts? Are the voters literate enough to understand the values represented by candidates and able to understand how local propositions will affect their communities?
Full Disclosure has investigated the ease with which motivated people could easily sway local, state and even national elections. With testimony from Congress and the California Secretary of State, the vulnerabilities of the Sequoia electronic voting machines used in California and across the country are explained and demonstrated. Plus Full Disclosure challenges the accountability of poll workers to assure the machines are not tampered with. And finally, the literacy of the voters is at an all-time low, as Alex Alexieve points out, with the deluge of illiterate people coming across our borders.