Roughly 70% of states use a form of electronic voting machine. The ease with which these machines can be manipulated is shocking.
Donald Trump said this week that he is afraid the election will be “rigged” for Hillary Clinton. Although he didn’t specify exactly how Clinton, her team, or her supporters would commit widespread voter fraud, allowing her to steal a Presidential election, he insisted that the 2012 Presidential election demonstrated a cause for significant concern.
“I’ve been hearing about it for a long time,” Trump told CNN. “And I know last time, there were – you had precincts where there was practically nobody voting for the Republican. And I think that’s wrong. I think that was unfair, frankly.”
Many of Trump’s supporters agree.
But it is amazing how easy it is to rig an election. It turns out that voting machines are easy to hack, but also throwing a national election is a major operation that would require serious technical firepower.
In a recent CBS News report, hackers demonstrated that individual electronic voting machines – the kind used in most precincts – are particularly vulnerable.