Computer security report commissioned by election integrity groups in Georgia uncovers massive vulnerabilities in Georgia’s electronic voting machines.
- Election integrity groups in Georgia commissioned a report by a computer science professor at the University of Michigan resulting in a 25,000-word report, according to Journalist Emerald Robinson.
- The report stated that Georgia’s voting machines suffered from exploitable vulnerabilities that allow changes in votes by attackers, despite supposed defenses put up by the state.
- Expert J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan conducted the investigation prompting a report that the federal judge in charge of the case is accused of not wanting out.
- Halterman cited “specific, highly exploitable vulnerabilities” in his report that are said to fly in the face of the assertion that the 2020 election was “the most secure election in history.”
- Halderman said that “Georgia voters face an extreme risk that [electronic voting machine]-based attacks could manipulate their individual votes and alter election outcomes.”
- Halderman took twelve weeks to analyze an unused Dominion ICX voting machine which are the same machines used in Georgia and 16 other states.
- In September 2021, Halderman testified in court, under oath, about the vulnerabilities of the Dominion machine that he inspected.
- Months later, in February of 2022, Halderman sent his complete, massive report out, but only to the Certified Information Systems Auditor, and the company that made the machines, Dominion Voting Systems.
- Both CISA immediately filed an emergency motion to keep the information classified and according to Robinson, Dominion has followed suit.
- Following the results of the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump asserted on multiple occasions that he believed the election was tampered with.
- Since the election there have been a number of individuals investigated and indicted for election improprieties of varying degrees.
- In addition to Georgia’s continuing investigations, one Colorado clerk has been indicted for election tampering, the GOP in Wisconsin is considering the decertification of their 2020 election results and Arizona election auditors have revealed disturbing results in Maricopa County, among other issues with the election.