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Voting machines are actually online


NBCNewsWhile the voting machines themselves are not designed to be online, the larger voting systems in many states end up there, putting the voting process at risk.

That team of election security experts say that last summer, they discovered some systems are, in fact, online.

“We found over 35 [voting systems] had been left online and we’re still continuing to find more,” Kevin Skoglund, a senior technical advisor at the election security advocacy group National Election Defense Coalition, told NBC News.

“We kept hearing from election officials that voting machines were never on the internet,” he said. “And we knew that wasn't true. And so we set out to try and find the voting machines to see if we could find them on the internet, and especially the back-end systems that voting machines in the precinct were connecting to to report their results.”

They aren't supposed to be, for security reasons, but they are.

This entry was published Tue Nov 10 13:13:29 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-10 13:13:29.0. [Tweet]

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