8 states continue to use paperless ballots in 2020 despite security risk

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Apr 2015
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Many, if not most. Even machines that use a paper ballot are typically downloaded to a central server via an Internet connection for the vote tabulation.
Typically the votes are tabulated locally, by county and precinct. The voting machines and tabulating machines are never connected to the internet. Tabulations are phoned in, and then files with tabulation results are transmitted to the state via secure network. Result aren't certified for a few weeks as the process is audited and verified.

The paper records of every step of the process and results, along with the actual voting machines and electronic Tallies are kept locked away for audit in the event of the election is contested.
 
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So again, something disputed, that didn't and couldn't really have happened.

"Vice has not reported that the systems’ vulnerability was exploited to interfere with voting, though it could be possible. A focused attacker would be able to intercept results being transmitted wirelessly and send fake results in their place, the publication says. ES&S points out that these wirelessly-transmitted votes would not be official results, which are hand-delivered on hardware memory cards. "

But is good for a click bait headline.
 
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So again, something disputed, that didn't and couldn't really have happened.

"Vice has not reported that the systems’ vulnerability was exploited to interfere with voting, though it could be possible. A focused attacker would be able to intercept results being transmitted wirelessly and send fake results in their place, the publication says. ES&S points out that these wirelessly-transmitted votes would not be official results, which are hand-delivered on hardware memory cards. "

But is good for a click bait headline.

There is only one reason for a person to oppose paper ballots.
 
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There is only one reason for a person to oppose paper ballots.
To provide clear, clean, and accurate election results is the main reason.

Opposing hanging chads and humans making judgement calls on erasures and mis-marked ballots is a couple more.

Why don't you guys in the tin foil hat brigade go out and work a few elections to see how it really works?

Elections are administered by bipartisan boards and the programming, audit, and tallying of all voting machines is open to every candidate on the ballot to ensure everything is on the up and up.