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Flashback to June: SecureVote report “Federal law enforcement says voting machines can be hacked”




The admission by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that currently used voting machines are vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation hit like an earthquake in the political world Friday. CISA is an agency within the federal Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA report CS Advisory (ICSA-22-154-01) Vulnerabilities Affecting Dominion Voting Systems ImageCast X verified the following:
• “ An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to install malicious code”
• “An attacker could … disguise malicious applications on a device”
• “a Terminal Emulator application which could be leveraged by an attacker to gain elevated privileges on a device and/or install malicious code”
• “An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges on a device”
• “The authentication mechanism used by technicians on the tested version of ImageCast X is susceptible to forgery”
• “The authentication mechanism used by poll workers …can expose cryptographic secrets used to protect election information. An attacker could … gain access to sensitive information and perform privileged actions, potentially affecting other election equipment.”
• “The authentication mechanism used by voters… is susceptible to forgery. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to print an arbitrary number of ballots without authorization.”

These vulnerabilities were reported to CISA by renowned cybersecurity expert Dr. J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan, a Democrat featured on the HBO election documentary Killchain . News coverage about the report has included the following:

• CISA allowed elections to occur despite knowing about these weaknesses for nearly a year.
• This information comes from a report by Dr. Halderman that was sealed by a Georgia judge responding to national security fears. CISA allegedly released the above information to prevent the judge from unsealing the entire report.
• Apologists insist Dr. Halderman’s allegations do not include election fraud. In fact, he was only asked to examine inherent vulnerabilities, not criminal wrongdoing.
• Dr. Halderman has studied this issue for years and testified before Congress. He repeatedly states that vulnerabilities are not limited to one company or one type of machine and that we would be much better off with hand-marked paper ballots.

CISA’s admission comes on the heels of an apparent 3000 vote machine tabulation error in DeKalb County, Georgia, during last week’s Georgia primary. We also note the recent statement of the former Federal Election Commission Chair, Clinton appointee Brad Smith, that in-person voting on election day is the best insurance against election fraud. And two blockbuster 2020 election documentaries have just been released, Rigged and 2000 Mules.


Important investigative reports have also been issued in Utah in the last few weeks. Citizen canvassers from report “issues” occurring at the rate of 13% among the 5600 voters canvassed in both northern and southern Utah. These “issues” included ineligible votes and too many ballots coming to an address. An independent report by a professional statistician tells us that Box Elder, Davis, Iron, Salt Lake, and Utah counties had turnout of 100% or higher among voters in the “private” and “withheld” categories. The Salt Lake County GOP Election Integrity committee reports similarly impossible turnout numbers, stating that “the private and withheld voters [in Salt Lake County] turned out at a 116% rate.”

In all cases we would like to see aggressive law enforcement get at the truth.

SecureFreedomUtah is assisting Davis and Salt Lake counties with poll watching efforts they have organized. If you are interested in helping out there or in other Utah counties let us know.

The obvious long-term answer is for Utah to dump an election system full of vulnerabilities and return to the gold standard for election integrity: public voter rolls and in-person voting on paper ballots counted by hand at the polling place on election night. Many of our elected officials appear to be going the wrong way. Utah County Commissioner Amelia Gardner has touted voting on the internet! If our elected officials continue to refuse to make the right kind of changes it will be up to We The People to do so. Stay tuned.