Very important question. Curiously the MSM is not focusing on it – which is not a good sign. The interviewee, HARVEY WASSERMAN, also talks about stripping voter rolls – something I hadn’t even heard of.
I think it would be as easy as apple to pie to rig these machines. How many, how vastly, I don’t know.
But with the stakes being so high, Hillary and the Republicans have certainly done everything to look into how to make it happen. I don’t think Sanders would do it.
From the interview:
HARVEY WASSERMAN: …And this year, about 80 percent of the vote nationally will be cast on electronic voting machines. There is no verifiability. In six key swing states—Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Arizona—you have Republican governors and Republican secretaries of state, and no method of verifying the electronic vote count. At midnight or whenever it is on election night, those two guys can go in there with an IT person and flip the outcome of an electronically counted vote within about 60 seconds. So all this millions and millions of dollars, people out campaigning and so on, can be negated by an electronic vote flip late at night on election night, and there is no way to verify what’s happened.
AMY GOODMAN: They didn’t do this with President Obama in 2008.
HARVEY WASSERMAN: They did. He had too many votes; he was too far out. They couldn’t—it would have taken them too many, to flip too many states. [inaudible] believe Obama won by well over 10 million votes. The last—the final vote count was in—official, was in 7 or 8 million.
AMY GOODMAN: But what gives you this idea?
HARVEY WASSERMAN: Because we’ve seen it happen. When you compare exit polls, which are generally accurate to within 1 percent, with the electronic outcome, there are huge variations. And we have documented many dozens of different things that they have done over the years to flip electronic votes.
Too easy, too much at stake, and with a hugely stupid public to add to the equation. Not good. The only thing that would impede one side to rig the machines on a vast scale is the fight from the other side to ensure that it isn’t done.
Now, given that Sanders is an outsider, Hillary could do this to him in the primaries, with the support of the DNC, which is outright resounding for Hillary, and he may not have the means to fight it, in the sense of not having the means to discover it in the first place, as in not having the means to audit a huge nation-wide voting operation.