The New York Times released a video of a computer scientist at the University of Michigan, J. Alex Halderman, in April 2018, explaining to a group of students how simple it is to rig a Dominion Voting Machine. “The video’s name is “I Hacked an election. So can the Russians. “A caption next to the title read, “It’s time America’s leaders got serious about voting security.”
At the moment, Democrats were focused on the prosecution by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel and were patiently hoping for his office to discover proof that President Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.
Jared Harris of The Western Journal dug up this little gem.
The video shows Homer Simpson voting for Barack Obama using a touch screen, but it quickly transforms into a John McCain vote.
The short video is narrated by Professor Halderman and informs students that the Dominion Accuvote TS and TSX computers are old ones, but were still used in the American elections.
Halderman goes on to follow his monologue:
“I’m here to warn you that the American electronic voting machines had to address the issue of honesty of voting, which turned out to be a bad idea. This is because they can be hacked by people like me, way too quickly.
I once converted a voting machine into a game with a film. Imagine what Russians and North Koreans could do.
I even went to Congress so I could lift the alarm.”
During a Public hearing, he testified: “These computers are prone to sabotage and even cyberattacks that could modify votes.”
Halderman shows viewers how the Dominion polling machines can be hacked.
STEP 1: Buy an eBay voting system, or if you’re the North Koreans, hack the maker and snatch their code from their apps.
STEP 2: Write a virus.
STEP 3: Email the virus to every election official responsible for programming the voting machines with new ballots.
STEP 4: Wait.
STEP 5: Hijack the programming and let the invisible malicious code be copied into the voting machines by election officials.
STEP 6: Watch the code rob votes silently.
He told students that he would conduct a poll to see how many students favored the University of Michigan, their own university, over their “arch-rival, Ohio State.”
For Michigan, students are seen voting. “But between you and me, here’s a little hint. I have hacked these portless computers already.
Ohio State is the winner… He tells the students that he hacked the machines after a chorus of boos, but a count of the paper ballots reveals that Michigan prevailed.
The last scene shows President Trump at a press conference chatting. It’s old fashioned, he tells reporters, but it’s always good to have a paper backup system of voting. It is called paper.
I bet the New York Times rues the day this video was released.
Watch the video:
In comparison, a Princeton professor was able to hack a Dominion voting machine in just seven minutes prior to the 2016 election, and since 2008 had been sounding the alarm on them.
Yet once it’s President Trump sounding the alarm, they’re quick to dismiss such concerns as baseless conspiracy theories.