Why We Need Paper Ballots

Democrats can’t win a fair fight. We know it, they know it.

There was a convention of computer hackers last week called Defcon 26. It was an eye opener.

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world’s largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said.

Thousands of adult hackers attend the convention annually, while this year a group of children attempted to hack 13 imitation websites linked to voting in presidential battleground states.

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3 responses to “Why We Need Paper Ballots

  1. ForHisGlory52

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  2. (I left a comment the other day here, but excised a bunch of it. Since Pete has set up a hook for me, here’s the part I didn’t post before, on paper balloting. Heh.)

    Our polling place changed not long ago from the small old ratty church — with the difficult, hilly driveway up to their gravel parking — to the big modern church — with the accessible parking lot, especially nice in wet weather. Both Baptist, but I don’t know whether they’re Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.

    The little old ladies at the desk know Milady and me from over two decades of voting here, but nowadays we are required to show ID. I think that’s great. We usually chat with them about the poor turnout in our precinct.

    We fill out our paper ballots, and put them in what I call the paper shredder ha ha. The two little old Republican gals and the nice Democrat man have their eyes on the whole process. It’s about as trustworthy as possible. I thank and praise them every time, because they are guardians of the fairness of the democratic process. Any tampering will have to happen elsewhere.

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    • Ting

      We have gone back to paper ballots in Virginia, too. Maybe a year or two ago. We had the touch screens for maybe 10 years, and I hated those. Not only did they make me suspicious, but I couldn’t wait to go wash my hands afterwards.

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