With rumors of voter fraud floating around so much this year, it behooves you to stay vigilant when you got to the polls. Whether you vote early, send in a mail-in ballot, or vote on November 8, you need to make sure your vote counts.
There have been questions circulating about the accuracy of electronic voting machines. While they are a step above the ancient mechanical one that wreaked havoc during the 2000 election, they can still pose problems.
Stories have arisen that draw a connection between voting machine companies and liberal activist George Soros. While the company Smartmatic has claimed they aren’t supplying machines for the 2016 election, they have been connected to voting fraud in other nations.
There is always a chance that an election can be rigged, in big and small ways.
From Info Wars:
Black Box Voting, founded in 2003, performs nonpartisan investigative reporting on elections in an attempt to stop vote rigging.
You may be wondering what the term “black box” means. A “black box” system is non-transparent; its functions are hidden from the public. Elections, of course, should not be black box systems.
Author Bev Harris became known for groundbreaking work on electronic voting machines, which can remove transparency of the vote count.
With voting machines, all political power can be converted to the hands of a few anonymous subcontractors.
Like all technology, voting machines can be manipulated or rigged. Or they can fall prey to unexpected bugs or software glitches. None of which should be tolerated in an election this important.
So what can you do? Most voting precincts offer a paper ballot instead of the electronic machines. A paper ballot is easy to tract and provides physical proof of your voting choices. If there is a problem with election results, a hand recount is much more likely.
Voting systems will never be perfect. There will always be potential problems with how votes are collected. What matters is that we make sure every vote counts and that “glitches” or mistakes aren’t exploited by unscrupulous individuals.
Source: Info Wars