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Software breach puts California recall election at risk, experts call for an audit

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Eight election security experts wrote a letter to California’s Secretary of State Shirley Weber to demand an audit on the state’s recall election. The election isn’t for another 11 days but the risks are great enough that they are asking the secretary prepare for a post-election audit now.

“Each of us has well over a decade of continuous experience in that field and a long history of conducting technical studies of voting systems or voting-related cybersecurity, as well as writing, speaking, testifying, making media appearances on many aspects of election integrity,” the letter reads by introduction. “Several of us have served on special panels and task forces appointed by previous California Secretaries of State and have worked closely with local election officials in California.”

Their concern is that the illegal public release of images of Dominion’s electric management system (EMS) could put the election in danger. “As of August 2021, thousands of unknown people can study the code and find weaknesses to plan attacks on elections,” their letter read. “We believe it is important that a public commitment to such post-election verification be made before Election Day. Otherwise, it may appear to be a partisan decision, and there may be calls for other kinds of“audits”that are neither scientifically grounded nor probative, and that would likely undermine public confidence in the election.”

However, a spokeswoman for Weber, Jenna Dresner, said that the state will be using a different version of Dominion’s EMS. As a result, they will allegedly be protected from any election interference.“California has the strictest and most comprehensive voting system testing, use, and requirements in the country, and it was designed to withstand potential threats,” Dresner told the AP.

California voters will decide on Sept. 14th whether to recall current Governor Gavin Newsom and elect conservative Larry Elder, or let Newsom finish his term.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Oops! NY Dem Accidentally Slips, Voting Bill Inspired by ‘Hugo Chavez’

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Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries says in his speech that the infamous elections takeover bill is “inspired by Hugo Chavez.” He quickly said Cesar Chavez, but not before social media had the chance to blast him for the slip.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas quickly tweeted the video with the caption: “The Democrats; election takeover bill being inspired by Hugo Chavez is a classic Washington ‘gaffe’-accidentally telling the truth.”

New York Democrat Jeffries had previously said the voting rights bills must pass “by any means necessary” and supported “reforming a filibuster rule that is dripping in racist history.” Even President Biden admitted “I hope we can get this done. The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done.”

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote, “we cannot and we will not rest until this legislation is enacted into law” after the House passed a bill Thursday morning that combined the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, which now has virtually zero chance of surviving the Senate.

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