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    FBI director: Hackers are "poking around" voter systems

    The FBI director is telling states to make sure they are on top of their voter registration systems, saying would-be hackers are "poking around." There have been a variety of scanning activities, which is a preamble for potential intrusion activities as well as some attempted intrusions at voter database registrations beyond those we knew about in July and August," Comey told a House committee during an FBI oversight hearing.

    Comey was being asked about a warning the FBI sent to states in June, and two successful intrusions into voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona. Without commenting on Russia's specific activity, Comey said the takeaway is for states to make sure they are secure.

    "We are urging the states just to make sure that their deadbolts are thrown and their locks are on and to get the best information they can from (the Department of Homeland Security) just to make sure their systems are secure," Comey said. "Because there's no doubt that some bad actors have been poking around."

    On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said 18 states have requested cyberassistance from his department for voting systems.

    FBI director: Hackers 'poking around' voter systems - CNNPolitics.com

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    Setting up the excuses for the queen's 'from dead-heat to landslide' victory.

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    You would be absolutely shocked if you knew how unsecure our voting system actually is.

    I don't know how much fraud there actually is but I once saw an old lady drop a bunch of ballots and just leave them saying, "the janitor will clean them up".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You would be absolutely shocked if you knew how unsecure our voting system actually is.

    I don't know how much fraud there actually is but I once saw an old lady drop a bunch of ballots and just leave them saying, "the janitor will clean them up".
    Shocked? why would anyone be shocked?...leftists SUE states that do anything to better ensure the sanctity of the process.

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    I have watched ballot counting.....its beyond a joke.

    I am willing to bet that there is not one count that is actually accurate. Not because of fraud but because people constantly screw it up, usually for not paying attention.

    Unless they are computer ballots. I can't imagine what it was like 100 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You would be absolutely shocked if you knew how unsecure our voting system actually is.

    I don't know how much fraud there actually is but I once saw an old lady drop a bunch of ballots and just leave them saying, "the janitor will clean them up".
    Sure you did....

    Did you clean them up?

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    Bad actors are poking around voter systems so "try to be careful but let's just go ahead as planned"????

    Wtf?

    Why am I the only one here who seems to think this is important?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Bad actors are poking around voter systems so "try to be careful but let's just go ahead as planned"????

    Wtf?

    Why am I the only one here who seems to think this is important?
    Because that's what people do these days. Shrug off information and then after the fact act surprised and say "how could this have happened?" Then they will blame someone for not telling them this could happen.
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    You forgot to use the word "leftist" in that, but otherwise - I can't argue.

    "It started when the leftist FBI said that Russia is hacking our voting systems. Then leftists were all "wah wah wah". Then when Boris Zgdvrndki won the election with 115% of votes all the leftists hated losing so they started bitching about all the voter fraud. If there was voter fraud it was probably those leftists in the FBI and homeland security who never mentioned anything at all before the election. Maybe leftists should get better at computers"

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    The future is going to be a disaster as all hardware, collecting data, etc, and is going to have sensors and be hooked up to the internet (internet of things, which I think is such silly name for it). hackers can get into everything, what the heck is going to happen when they can hack into your stove, fridge, house, automated car. Hackers are always a step ahead of security measures

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