Okay, Russia did try to interfere in our 2016 elections. Yes, they did hack into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign and they did release some sensitive information for the purpose of hurting Clinton and Democrats.
Additionally, there were numerous issues reported with electronic voting machines changing votes and a number of experts have demonstrated how easy it is to hack into most electronic voting systems.
Consequently, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), has endorsed the idea of banning electronic voting systems to avoid any future hackings. Nunes says the systems are inherently dangerous and vulnerable and therefore should not be used.
(The Washington Times) – Rep. Devin Nunes, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, has endorsed banning the use of electronic voting systems to reduce the risk of further election meddling.
“The one thing we’ve been warning about for many, many years on the intelligence committee is about the electronic voting systems. Those are really dangerous in my opinion, and should not be used,” Mr. Nunes, California Republican, said in an interview aired Thursday on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”
“I think anybody that does that, and that’s communicating over the web, it’s going to be a challenge. So you have to make sure that you limit that as much as possible, and we need a paper trail so that you can go back in case you have to do a manual recount,” Mr. Nunes added.
The congressman suggested banning electronic voting systems in response to a question raised concerning the state of election security, and…
During the 2014 presidential election, there were many reports of voters complaining that the voting machines kept changing their votes for Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, although Democrats continued to blow off all allegations of voter fraud as non-existent or too small to worry about. Chances are, Democrats will oppose Nunes’ idea since it would make it harder for them to hack in and change votes. However, it could be too late for this year’s midterms which are just over 3 months away.