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Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

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Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

Georgia's outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers.

The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year's nationally watched gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, who was Georgia's secretary of state and chief elections official. Abrams and her allies accused Kemp of suppressing minority votes and mismanaging the election, including by neglecting elections infrastructure. Kemp, now governor-elect, has vehemently denied those allegations.

Cybersecurity experts have warned that the touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, and provide no way to do an audit or confirm that votes have been recorded correctly because there's no paper trail.

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The only thing newsworthy about this story is the fact that changes MAY be ahead rather than that changes WILL BE made.
 

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Voting is one thing that should never go paperless.
 

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From ABC News

Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

Georgia's outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers.

The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year's nationally watched gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, who was Georgia's secretary of state and chief elections official. Abrams and her allies accused Kemp of suppressing minority votes and mismanaging the election, including by neglecting elections infrastructure. Kemp, now governor-elect, has vehemently denied those allegations.

Cybersecurity experts have warned that the touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, and provide no way to do an audit or confirm that votes have been recorded correctly because there's no paper trail.

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The only thing newsworthy about this story is the fact that changes MAY be ahead rather than that changes WILL BE made.

Fraud will be going national in 2020, assuming you consider "vote harvesting" fraud, and then how do you convince the winners to back changes?
 

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Fraud will be going national in 2020, assuming you consider "vote harvesting" fraud, and then how do you convince the winners to back changes?

If the people who are doing the "vote harvesting" are acting in an honourable manner, I don't have any problems with it.

Unfortunately that isn't what actually happens.
 
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