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    Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Cliffs: So you press your choices on a touchscreen ballot marking device, which then prints out your completed paper ballot. The ballot then gets run through a vote counting machine. But on the paper ballot is a QR code that gets generated by the ballot marking machine. You can't read it, but that's what the vote counting machine actually reads for your votes. It could say anything. Doesn't matter if you care about Sanders or not. This is what's coming down the road for everyone. The vast government machine has found a way to control, forever, who gets sent to Congress or the White House.

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    Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    A new voting system similar to the one now being certified in Los Angeles County was banned in Colorado in September of last year. The system was under fire for using unverifiable barcodes to transmit a voter's choices to a vote-counting machine.

    The system was replaced by one in which a darkened oval that a voter can see is tabulated by the vote-counting machine, rather than an unreadable barcode.

    Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, praised the ban by saying:

    “It’s great to see that Colorado is yet again leading the nation on election security by trashing its hackable barcode ballot-marking machines...These machines are a ripe target for hackers.”

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, the state's top election official said:

    "We live in a constantly changing threat environment...Hostile actors will continue their efforts to discover vulnerabilities in the attempt to undermine confidence in our elections. We must continually assess all election systems to identify areas that should be improved."

    The California primaries have been moved up to Super Tuesday, March 3rd, making the gargantuan state the maker or breaker of presidential ambitions. With its 494 convention delegates, a poor showing in California would all but end the mathematical possibilities for the nomination on the first convention ballot. FULL ARTICLE Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary


    Barcode reads: "Ha ha I just stole your vote!"
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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by munkle View Post
    Cliffs: So you press your choices on a touchscreen ballot marking device, which then prints out your completed paper ballot The ballot then gets run through a vote counting machine. But on the paper ballot is a QR code that gets generated by the ballot marking machine. You can't read it, but that's what the vote counting machine actually reads for your votes. It could say anything. Doesn't matter if you care about Sanders or not. This is what's coming down the road for everyone. The vast government machine has found a way to control, forever, who gets sent to Congress or the White House.

    https://hubpages.com/politics/Barcode-Voting-Machines-Banned-in-Colorado-Will-Halt-Sanders-in-Crucial-California-Primary… #Bernie #BernieSanders #BanBarcodeVoting #BernieSanders2020
    I don't get it. Every time I've voted it was a piece of paper with the candidates listed on it and circles where you put an 'X' beside the one you like. You fold it and put it in a ballot box and at the end of the day the boxes are emptied and the votes counted. How can that be improved on?
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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Of course it only cheats Sanders and nobody else. Not as bad as the DNC cheating Harris, Booker, etc., by changing the rules only after they fouled out of the game to favor Mike.

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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by munkle View Post
    Cliffs: So you press your choices on a touchscreen ballot marking device, which then prints out your completed paper ballot. The ballot then gets run through a vote counting machine. But on the paper ballot is a QR code that gets generated by the ballot marking machine. You can't read it, but that's what the vote counting machine actually reads for your votes. It could say anything. Doesn't matter if you care about Sanders or not. This is what's coming down the road for everyone. The vast government machine has found a way to control, forever, who gets sent to Congress or the White House.
    As a Bernie supporter.

    The touchscreen machines are new. But they are just one option, the other being a paper ballot, and I don't find your theory credible on the codes. Two reasons: the weaker reason is the culture we have in the state I think would not allow that (that alone wouldn't be enough), but the second is how easily it could be detected and proven. All someone has to do is analyzed the codes, and there'd be hard proof. Not plausible.

    If they really wanted to 'rig the system', it'd be far more 'doable' to simply falsify the counts in the counting office, out of the eyesight of others.

    The problem that DOES exist is that the scanners for ballots have been removed; those scanners would recognize invalid votes (mismarked, overvotes, etc.) and return them for correction; now, the ballots with errors will be submitted and discarded. But that's not a 'partisan' issue unless one candidate has more voters who have problems voting.

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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig234 View Post
    As a Bernie supporter.

    The touchscreen machines are new. But they are just one option, the other being a paper ballot, and I don't find your theory credible on the codes. Two reasons: the weaker reason is the culture we have in the state I think would not allow that (that alone wouldn't be enough), but the second is how easily it could be detected and proven. All someone has to do is analyzed the codes, and there'd be hard proof. Not plausible.

    If they really wanted to 'rig the system', it'd be far more 'doable' to simply falsify the counts in the counting office, out of the eyesight of others.

    The problem that DOES exist is that the scanners for ballots have been removed; those scanners would recognize invalid votes (mismarked, overvotes, etc.) and return them for correction; now, the ballots with errors will be submitted and discarded. But that's not a 'partisan' issue unless one candidate has more voters who have problems voting.
    The QR codes are encrypted with a proprietary key. You cannot read them with a simple QR scanner.
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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I don't get it. Every time I've voted it was a piece of paper with the candidates listed on it and circles where you put an 'X' beside the one you like. You fold it and put it in a ballot box and at the end of the day the boxes are emptied and the votes counted. How can that be improved on?
    Not improved upon, manipulated.

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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I don't get it. Every time I've voted it was a piece of paper with the candidates listed on it and circles where you put an 'X' beside the one you like. You fold it and put it in a ballot box and at the end of the day the boxes are emptied and the votes counted. How can that be improved on?
    But then how are politicians supposed to get their bribes form companies making these machines?
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    Re: Barcode Voting Machines Banned in Colorado Will Cheat Sanders in Crucial California Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by munkle View Post
    The QR codes are encrypted with a proprietary key. You cannot read them with a simple QR scanner.
    All the more difficult to manipulate.

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