After the 2016 and 2018 elections, the prevailing narrative was that America’s voting technology was insecure. Hillary’s campaign claimed that the 2016 election was stolen, and senators like Elizabeth Warren spent time testifying that the 2018 elections were unreliable because of Dominion Voting Systems.
After the 2020 election, the Trump campaign reiterated the same narrative laid out by liberal politicians just two years earlier. They claimed that results in states like Georgia, where Dominion Voting Sytems were used, were unreliable and prone to fraud. Social media giants censored those who mentioned these issues.
Now, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency has issued a significant warning to 16 states, claiming that their voting software, specifically Dominion Voting Systems, is vulnerable to hacking. They also noted no evidence that the flaws were exploited in the past. The agency recommends hand-marked paper ballots as the most secure method of voting.
Insights: The upcoming midterm elections are poised to be a blow to the Democratic party—even Biden and his administration are unsure what to do about it. If these vulnerabilities remain unaddressed before elections, it won’t be surprising if fraud investigations are called by the losing political coalition—in this case, Democrats.