The mainstream media, all of whom are propagandists for the Democratic Party, slammed those concerns as the rantings of wild conservative conspiracy theorists beholden to QAnon. But now that it appears as though Democrats are going to have their rear ends handed to them in next month's midterm elections, suddenly the 'mainstream' media is reporting that yes, in fact, voting machines connected to the internet are at risk of being hacked and votes are at risk of being changed.
"There’s a largely overlooked hacking target that could help those who want to sow doubt about vote tallies in the November midterms: cellular modems that transmit unofficial election-night results," reported left-of-center outlet Politico.
"The modems, which send vote data from precincts to central offices using cellphone networks, help election officials satisfy the public’s demand for rapid results. But putting any networking connection on an election system opens up new ways to attack it that don’t require physical access to machines, and security experts say the risks aren’t worth the rewards," the report continued.
Dan Wallach, a Rice University computer science professor who has exposed flaws and problems in election equipment many times, added: “You’re counting on a bunch of infrastructure to deliver data back and forth, and it’s well within the capabilities of nation-state hackers to break into that infrastructure."
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 15, 2022
That is all in line, literally, with what Donald Trump's legal and election expert teams said following the 2020 election that was clearly stolen from him, as exposed by Dinesh D'Souza's blockbuster documentary, "2000 Mules." Only then, the 'mainstream media,' which protects Democrats, called the allegations hoaxes and conspiracy theories.
The report continued:
At least six states — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota — use modems to transmit results in a combined 36 counties, according to a POLITICO survey. Rhode Island uses them statewide, and Washington, D.C., uses them citywide. Wisconsin, which the nonprofit election integrity group Verified Voting identified as using modem-equipped devices, did not respond to inquiries about whether its counties use the feature.
Read my new story about the risks of cellular modems in voting machines: https://t.co/F8qNw0yf59
As @mattblaze told me, “We now have to worry about anybody getting access to a communication network that is fundamentally open."
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) October 14, 2022
Retired United States Army Col. Phil Waldron, one of those experts who warned the Department of Homeland Security prior to the 2020 election that voting machines could be hacked, made his statement during a public hearing with the Arizona State Legislature, where he relayed what he and his team of election watchdogs learned about the Dominion Voting Systems machines.
“When I started working on this project in August, I called them up and said, ‘You guys have got to come out and look at it.’ They did. They spent an initial three hours going through this data. At the end of that, one of them said, ‘I think I need to go outside and throw up,'" Waldron noted.
The DHS followed up with Waldron’s team and their findings. At one point several employees, who are based out of Arlington, Virginia, flew to Dallas to obtain over 600 gigabytes of data.
“After they analyzed, there was a scan – a passive scan done. They conducted a limited scan and determined that there were vulnerabilities,” said Waldron.
But now that Democrats appear set to lose a lot of elections, suddenly, here comes a 'media' cheerleader to 'warn' about something they dismissed when Trump made the same claim.