A new proposal out of New York seeks to let voters submit absentee ballots over the internet – and it could be a complete DISASTER.
The proposal, which was of course introduced by a group of Democrat lawmakers, calls for allowing New Yorkers to submit ballots for local, state, AND FEDERAL elections using “electronic absentee ballots” submitted via email.
These lawmakers claim that the change will only apply to members of the military serving overseas and people with “disabilities” but everyone knows that this is just the beginning. Give a mouse a cookie and he’ll ask for a glass of milk. The obvious next step, after they flesh out how easily it is to cheat this way into winning every election would be to let the masses vote this way and roll out their election sabotage on a much bigger scale.
Those in favor of this cyber voting plan argue that it’s about “preserving the right to a secret ballot for the military and the disabled” – but that’s a load of crap.
Election watchdog groups have already slammed the proposal arguing the move would jeopardize cybersecurity and further erode confidence in any election results to come out of the state.
In a letter to legislative leaders, Watchdog groups Reinvent Albany and Common Cause New York said they have “grave concerns” about the proposed legislation. They warned the move would “put the security of New York’s elections at high risk for cyber incidents, and undermine public confidence in election results.”
“At a time when election security and public confidence are under relentless attack, New York should not rely on insecure technology for voters that produces unprovable election results,” the groups wrote in the letter.
But that’s exactly WHY the Democrats are pushing this kind of proposal. Emailed ballots would be FAR EASIER to alter to show whatever result the Democrats want.
They’ve recently been caught on camera tampering with voting machines in Arizona, but this email system would make it MUCH harder to detect any sort of tampering.
“The New York State Board of Elections should establish and maintain an electronic absentee ballot submission system which will allow people who face barriers to voting to retain their right to vote by secret ballot,” the bill’s summary states.
However the government groups vehemently oppose this move and note that there is “broad consensus” that electronic ballot return presents “severe security risks to the integrity of our elections, because ballots cast over the internet can be intercepted, deleted and altered at scale—and can therefore change election results.”
They referenced several reviews conducted by federal agencies – including the FBI – which found that the risk associated with this type of ballot is far too high.
The agencies warn that electronic ballot return “faces significant security risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of voted ballots,” ultimately affecting the tabulation and results of elections.
Email exchange provides “limited security protections” and is “not considered suitable” for sensitive communications, the federal agencies further pointed out.
“While this may be a convenient tool for distributing or receiving ballots, policy makers and election officials should be aware of the risks and challenges associated with email,” the report stated.
On top of Democrat rigging, the change would open the door for foreign adversaries to easily interfere in our elections. In 2019, the bipartisan U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a report claiming foreign governments were “actively” trying to attack American election systems and suggested that one way to resist these attacks would be to avoid online voting – the very thing Democrats are pushing for.